Gawd if you don’t recognize that the phrase was intentional, I cannot help you. I was only referring to a part of a sentence, but could not correctly refer to it as a “sentence fragment”, hence “piece of sentence” which is technically not incorrect, unless you can show me that it is ?
On one hand, I would disagree, and say that you have to consider your audience when you are doing this. If the person holds FSU students in such high regard, obviously their interaction with recipients of elite education is limited, and consequently just a semblence of formal discourse impresses her, and the author achieved her goal. On the other hand, I did find it very pretentious, and even worse, quite sophomoric. You gave it too much credit. There are multiple style issues starting with the first sentence. It only looks impressive b/c it is on facebook.