The US Represented MUSE-Letter for November 20-November 26, 2016

Sunday, November 20: Habitually Distracted

“The Longest Day” – Gary Walker

garyDuring the fourth week of Navy boot camp, we found ourselves in the service of the mess hall. The Navy called it “service week.” Sure, we’d be working from 4:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night, but a day was a day, right? How long could it possibly last?

Local Time: 11-19-2016

DeLyn Martineau – “A Response to ‘Message to My Freshman Students'”

delynIn this essay, DeLyn Martineau will discuss some of the clashing modern vs. old-school theories of whose responsibility it is to educate college freshmen. Says DeLyn, “The author of the original article says the onus is on the students, while I contend that it’s on the professor. The article’s author says, “I am your professor, not your teacher.” I beg to differ, and in this article, I explain why.”

11-22-2016: No, Thank You” – Jerome Parent

jeromeIt’s hard to know what to be thankful for sometimes. In Jerome Parent’s essay, “No, Thank You,” he writes about finding gratitude in what didn’t happen as opposed to what did in one’s life.

“A Very Brady Thanksgiving” – Suzanne Calvin-Yim

suzieIt’s an impromptu visit from your boyfriend’s parents on Thanksgiving… the problem? They are just a couple of hours away, there is no dinner in the works… and they have no idea you exist. Now, it’s a race through Safeway in search of elusive cranberry sauce… and your sanity. What’s a dame to do?