Thursday, November 8, 2007

the business

I almost forgot that we had a blog for a second. So what's been going on? We've been taking in a lot of letters to the editor. Keep them coming; there's no better way to have your opinion reach the widest range of people.

As for the bitches who complain about Dan Stanczyk's "He said" column, JUST GROW UP ALREADY. I'm not saying what he's saying isn't offensive, I'm not even saying it's good writing. What I am saying is for the same reason I can write about Public Safety and FUSA, he can write about whores, Jersey and just overall college experience.

He's making gross generalizations about Fairfield, abstract observations that apply to situations most have been in. Is every girl really a whore at Fairfield? Well, it depends on who you ask. No, seriously they're not. Seriously. Is he a misoginist? Possibilities are boundless, but I highly doubt it.

Stanczyk has won if anyone hasn't realized. He's still writing with the same formula that gets a rise out of people. But while their mouths move as they whine and complain about the column, just like most at Fairfield, they're all talk. They bash The Mirror, they bash Dan; some Fairfield crazy even said that she was advising her tour groups from picking up The Mirror. Nobody is willing to make a difference.

If people really cared that much about "He said" they would come to The Mirror office to discuss it with the editors. Until then, I've got two words for ya...


Thursday, November 1, 2007

it's been a long time

well i pretty much forgot about the blog probably just as you did.

now it's time to get back on track. we're revamping the print section, trying new layouts, diversifying stories and just having a tighter package. it's a fine read if you're on the toilet, in the living room or the classroom.

and the blog will get better. if not, tell me it sucks at and we'll work it.

great section this week, come to the meetings if you want to write, especially for commentary.

Enjoy the weekend

- Andrew Chapin

Monday, October 15, 2007

quick chat

check out the section this week - if there is even going to be a section considering i have only received one story, and it is a story that i didn't even assign.

-Andrew Chapin

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

this week and ramblings

has this week not been the most work filled, least amount of fun you've ever had at fairfield?

maybe that's a stretch, but it definitely has been one of those weeks where friday can't come soon enough.

the time around here goes rather fast. it's like you walk into fairfield and the years start going by so quick that you can finally understand why everyone says enjoy it while it lasts.

and we do enjoy. excessively.

but isn't that what college is all about?

it really isn't at all but hey, it's absolutely a great excuse to get cocked.

be as irresponsibly safe as possible.

we have another solid issue this week with some commentary writers making solid observations in the section.

check out andrew chapin giving himself emphysema in the campus life section.

enjoy the long weekend because fairfield's the kind of place where three day weekend means three days somewhere else but fairfield. and that is whack.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

FUSA's going to get it

Chattin' with this week - check it

Monday, September 24, 2007

beach houses

they definitely are the best - finding one, however, can prove to be an absolute pain in the sack.


i'm about to go look right now for what feels like the millionth time - except i never have actually looked - we just talk and talk and talk and do nothing. and that's great now while we're enjoying other people's beach houses but at the rate i'm going, i'll be lucky if i even get a couch to sleep on.

i think i have bronchitis. sick.

my feet smell like wet shoe leather.

be real, my roommates yelling to go.

a new day

it's a new gorgeous day - enjoy

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our deepest condolences

When some of my sophomore writers called me and told me about the car accident and how they were connected to it, i was so taken aback. You hear these things that happen at other colleges and you acknowledge them; never, however, do you really understand until it actually happens at your school.

I didn't know this girl from a hole in the wall, but 19 is too young. i don't have anything witty to say - i'm too tired, sick and hungover and it's not appropriate. My most genuine sympathies go out to the family and friends of Kristen Duhamel, the Fairfield sophomore who passed away last night in a car accident.

that's it because nothing at Fairfield really seems all too relevant right now.

- Andrew Chapin

Friday, September 21, 2007

keep at it

keep reading the mirror commentary section - it's the good shit

bob marley is playing right now and i am most definitely hung over - no class friday means i'm good for being a lazy nothing all day.

it's gorgeous out so i should probably be working on my paltry tan instead of sitting at a computer.

-Andrew Chapin

Thursday, September 20, 2007

commentary section

section looks good, real good this week - hope everyone sees the print edition - next week, the barone food critic will be the balls on rye

Mark Reed lost weight - good for him, i would have too.

check out Haliskoe's whatever he calls what he does - it's probably a pretty solid read.

Monday, September 10, 2007

we're making a comeback

we were lazy but the time has finally come. mirror commentary is bringing more heat than public safety and it's going to be a hell of a year.

keep coming back for regular perspective on what you're thinking.

Friday, May 4, 2007


so spring weekend was a bust as far as a good times goes so everyone pretty much drank until they couldn't go out. now it's gorgeous out, finals are upon us or have been upon us and everyone's pretty much scrambling, questioning why they ordered that long island last night.

for the last couple days of spring semester '07, enjoy. as for me, the fuckin' lawn mower guy woke me up. that's all i'm saying about that because at least i'm not mowing fairfield's lawn.

-Andrew Chapin

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The newest of the Degenerates to this Page

Just would like to say hi and gripe about the new cold weather which replaced my sip everything and bask in the warmth from the beach with carefully hidden bottles of beer. School is rapidly ending, and I'd be less than honest to say I am disappointed.

Somehow I thought this brief spell of wind whipped frigidity would compell me to do more than write compulsively, but now all I do is sit at my computer indoors rather than laying in the grass pounding away at a set of keys. No wonder my friends and family call me their little Carrie Bradshaw.

Anyway, check out my blogs under the title musings on the right side of this page. They might be a bit long, but they're somewhat controversial. If you hate them, I love hearing feed back of any kind. Particularly if I think you are so off base that I laugh uncontrollably. Those are the best so keep them coming. If you agree with me, that's even better, although definitely not as fun. Then again, I could use an ego boost every once in awhile. :)

Take care. Even if you hate my writing, I love you for taking the time to read it.


this is corona and lawn chair type weather. if you're watching tv right now, then you pretty much suck. Why does this weather have to come when school is almost done?

I don't know how people become famous but still, they get paid millions of dollars to be on tv or the silver screen and it's just like there are people starving yet you're making 20 mill a year. that's funny math.

anyway, showering has to happen sometime because i smell

-Andrew Chapin

Sunday, April 22, 2007

another gorgeous day

this is, to say the least, the nicest day of the year. no work is being done, it's just a question of if you're going to the beach or not. ditch the pants even if you have cankles, it's definitely better than sweating. trust me.

anyway, this school doesn't need any more excuses for skipping class but you can add this weather to the laundry list of other valid reasons why kids would choose to skip. i would.

barone still sucks and i'm going to take a shower.

- Andrew Chapin

Thursday, April 19, 2007


it's about time!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Va. Tech and all that has happened this week

Don't get me wrong, there are some sick and twisted individuals out there. Eventually, alot of these people snap and shit like this happens. But we have to ask ourselves, why did Cho Seung-Hui do this?
Seung-Hui was a loner. Nobobdy really cared for this man. Imagine what it would be like to not have a crew, let alone a friend or two to talk with. Wouldn't be much fun.
We have to lend a helping hand to people who don't seem to go with the flow. A simple "hi" or high five goes a long way for those who look lost. People's mental stability is just as important as their physical stability.
My thoughts and prayers go too ALL of the lives lost.

(Full article on Days of Duff blog)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

more rain

it just keeps raining outside and i'm getting a cold. time to go smoke a cig

-Andrew Chapin

Monday, April 16, 2007

what happened?

last night was like a monsoon. visibility was nonexistent. it was a consistent barrage of supersoaker to the face. no clothing was safe in the presence of the relentless gust, spitting in the face of anyone brave enough to venture outside.

Now, it's just a light drizzle which is a bummer for anyone who thought we weren't going to have school today. I had my doubts last night when i couldn't even drive to dunkies to get an iced coffee; post road was completely flooded. But, it looks like i'll be walking to dolan today.

And it wasn't like any work was done yesterday either. when it's that crappy out, you pretty much just stay inside, order in and watch anything that comes on the tv. maybe you catch up on a good read but for some reason, when the weather is as it was yesterday, nothing is accomplished.

my eyes are so itchy from this weather, it's like i have a pink eye. i'm wearing my winter jacket again because it certainly doesn't feel like the 65 of a couple weeks ago. We need that back, the same reason we attend class as we skip it. GIVE ME SUMMER. NOW.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

dripping, depressing day

Running through the quad is a river of the weekend's spoils, adding more and more to its look of overall resort projects. I'm soaked and I'm pretty sure everyone else is too. I should be working on a project but this weather is so disheartening that I'll probably just end up watching a John Cusack movie and hating myself.

Right now, Zep is playing and the wind is blowing so hard that it looks like ocean waves breaking on the ground. It's just another one of those days. And as bad as it sounds, you're screwed either way.

What I mean by this is that on warm days, are you really thinking about class? You want to be but you're not. Then it's so crappy out that you catch the flu walking outside. Which day is more important to take off? That, my friends, is the ultimate college dilemma.

Side comment, but Rage Against the Machine is coming back together for a couple shows. That has the balls written all over it. No Shelter just came on, sorry.

The rainy day might be the worst class of precipitation. Snow, eh, you just don't go anywhere unless you have a good old, gas hog SUV. I wish I did. Rain is frustrating because it brings a strong wind which ultimately means you're walking into a hose spray. And it's cold.

I hate to say it but school's almost over. To me, that means an end to a year that went too fast. I can blink and remember moving in (very, very vaguely). I feel bad for the seniors; there's a lot of good people growing up this year. I won't drag it on, it's a nostalgic departure from the Fairfield nest into a new, uncertain world.

Check out the commentary blog, it'll get going in the next couple of days once all of the content is posted.

Till then, be like the stag and shit in the woods.

-Andrew Chapin