Cordell’s Corner- Graduation

Seniors at The College at Brockport are awaiting the moment they get to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. In the upcoming weeks, students will be stressing out while finishing projects and final exams. Despite the insurmountable stress they will be under the next couple weeks, they can be assured there is light at the end of the tunnel. However, I know firsthand how difficult it can be in the “real world.” As Brockport’s graduation expert, I took a trip around campus to get some seniors feedback on what they believe is in store.

Lastly, I have enjoyed providing you with the best expert advice you will ever hea… in your life. It sorrows me that I will no longer be able to harass the students on campus and make a fool of myself. Nevertheless, as I embark on my new career as the next Dr. Phil, I would like you to share this as much as possible to show your appreciation. To all my Cordell’s Corner fanatics, love and peace. 




Cordell’s Corner- New Dorm

Hey everyone.  This is Cordell, Brockport’s sweetheart.  Just recently, the college announced it was building a new dorm in the current rugby field.  The dorm will cost $21 million, and will be complete in 2018.  I went out to test out the new dorm and find out what the students think of it.  I also thought of a name for the dorm- Cordell Hall.

Cordell’s Corner: Squirrel Slam

If the College at Brockport were to have a mascot other than Ellsworth the Golden Eagle, it would most likely be a squirrel. Any student that spends more than 5 minutes wandering campus knows that the school boasts a rich squirrel population.

However, our precious little bushy-tailed counterparts are the center of controversy.

Every year our neighboring town of Holley holds a squirrel hunt on the last Saturday of February to raise money for their fire department. The hunt, known as the “Squirrel Slam,” is cruel, according to some locals on Twitter, and even features the cold-hearted murder of pregnant squirrels.

To participate in the hunt, contestants must purchase tickets. Whoever bags the heaviest squirrel wins the event.

Cue the worry of danger for pregnant squirrels.

Lauren Sheive is an activist levying a legal battle against the event and had this to say in her interview in a New York Times article.

“Since it is baby time, the moms will be fatter and larger,” Sheive said. “So if, as could happen, there is an over-killing of females who are potentially leaving young to die in their nests, what does that do to the balance of nature?”

Sheive complains that the coordinators of the event have not considered all the potential environmental impacts the hunt could have.

The controversy surrounding “Squirrel Slam” is not new. In 2013 the slam was exposed to its highest level of “fame”, receiving attention from international newspapers and online petitions. The event drew its highest numbers of both protesters and hunters as well.

Participants of the event have defended the fundraiser and called the protesters misinformed.

According to an article by Orleans, many ticket buyers don’t even participate in the hunt and not all squirrels hunted are from the Holley area. The article covers how participants in the event feel that it is beneficial to the community by raising money for the fire department and bringing friends and family together.

Of course, the squirrels inhabiting the Brockport campus are very dear to students’ hearts. It seems only appropriate to get both the Brockport student and squirrel outlook on the events that transpire so close to their home. In a special edition of Cordell’s Corner, The Brockport Beat sent Cordell to go undercover to infiltrate the squirrel population to get their take on the situation.



Cordell’s Corner: Concert Announcement

On Friday, April 28, students will be waking up feeling like P. Diddy because it was officially announced by BSG that Kesha will be performing at the school’s annual spring concert. The 29-year-old pop singer will try to resuscitate students’ enthusiasm from last year’s event in which Fetty Wap turned out to be a massive flop after not showing due to apparent transportation melt down.
After the announcement I asked people for their two cents on Kesha and what they would do if she doesn’t show up like Fetty Wap. Find out what students think about the decision with yours truly, the world’s best concert expert at Cordell’s Corner.

Cordell’s Corner

Valentine’s day should be a day of excitement and love. However, there will undoubtedly be some lonely hearts roaming around the Brockport campus, and that is unacceptable according to me. Therefore, I decided to utilize my angel wings to fly around campus as the world’s most prestigious love expert. I captured student’s thoughts about V-day, played match-maker, and also tried to get myself a date. Hope you enjoy!