This was one of those weeks that gives commentators fits. So much important stuff happened, it just doesn't seem possible to pick just one thing to comment on.
From the international stage to local politics, it seemed someone was doing something noteworthy, cringeworthy or just amusing.
So in the spirit of somewhat lazy columnists everywhere, instead of picking one topic and banging on it, I'll just give my take on some of the highlights of the week.
Attack of the movie remake
We all have those guilty pleasure movies that we don't particularly like to talk about although they remain our constant favorites.
Sleep on it: the power of napping
This is your college-approved guide to napping with details on the best places to take naps on campus. The options are plentiful: the couches on the third floor of Criss Library, the Honor's Vault, the patch of grass across from CPACS, and even on the couches in the Milo Bail's Maverick Lounge.
Consider travel, volunteer work over Spring Break
A week of the warmest weather of the year is on the horizon and you have no academic obligations to keep you from enjoying it.
The president, by all accounts, completely jacked up what happened in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11. But wadda ya know, the media has done little to let us know about it.
So, that happened.
On Friday, in total non-defiance of both recent history and national expectations, Congress failed to come to an agreement to avert the latest unnecessary self-inflicted wound on the nation in the form of the so-called sequester.
Well, I can't say I didn't see it coming. The Republicans in the Senate, either afraid of the Tea Party or in league with that miserable mob of malcontents, have decided against all reason and decency to block former senator and army veteran Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense by demanding a 60-vote majority to confirm him.
Tough fight for school reform
Less than halfway into 2012, and school reform has proven to be a tough sell to lawmakers. Measures designed to improve teacher and administrator accountability in both Virginia and California have failed. This may come as a surprise to many, considering education consistently ranks among the highest concerns of voters.