Running the Mile and a Half By Bradley Crislip

When I walked into gathering, I was expecting just another 15 minutes of cheese, pretending I’m not talking if a teacher looks at me, and Daniel and Natalie not being able to do trivia because of someone’s personal vendetta towards them, just like usual. However, Coleen Davis decided to put that all to an end when she made an announcement about the mile and a half, as I fell back into memories of running and exercise that I had tried for months to repress.

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Lunch (p)review: by Brian Eisner

 

  • Monday: Pasta, always good! Even with none of the goodness of Alfredo Sauce, the pasta was worth everything. There’s a Moroccan bar if you don’t want some pasta. 7/10.
  • Tuesday: Pesto…you guessed it, chicken! It actually tasted pretty good! Also some Cajun blackened catfish…5/10.
  • Wednesday: Shells and cheese!!! Nothing else needs to be said. 10/10.
  • Thursday: Some “Lunar new year classics” here, such as chicken stir fry and Sichuan beef. If you don’t like this, then, well…I don’t know what to tell ya. It is pretty good though… 7/10.
  • Friday: Ah, the fortnightly TexMex bar. You also have some lemon chicken if you’re not into this. 8/10.

Trivia Review, January 29, 2014 by Spencer Slovic

Great trivia doesn’t necessarily need a great topic. Today’s topic: quotes from books we should have read. It’s a good topic, but doesn’t scream “greatest trivia of the year!” What made this one good were the questions themselves, in particular one nicely tricky question from Daniel. The quotations weren’t the most popular quotes from the book, but they weren’t so obscure that no one would recognize them. The golden question was the one that mentioned Troy, yet wasn’t from The Iliad, The Oddessy, or any of the other freshman humanities books. Where was it from, then? Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Everyone read that one…right?

Today’s rating: A-

Why Science Research Matters by Spencer Slovic

I’ve never especially liked my science projects. The projects have never been super interesting to me, and I never have technically finished my projects, either. In my science classes I’ve been eager to learn, like the material, and always find myself disappointed when we get through roughly two thirds of it during the school year because science research takes so much time away from class. A disclaimer: I have won some awards at the Aardvark Science Expo, but those do not influence my opinion on science research as a whole. If anything, the awards aspect of science research gives me more reason to dislike it—as a stellar science student in class, I always felt slighted that I didn’t do better in science fairs. Personally, I would have been glad if the school had “gutted” the science research program, yet I see why it’s here and have come to appreciate its value in teaching not just the process of scientific research, but learning in general.

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Semi Ask Review by Liam Wogan

Sam Berger set the bar high for semi asks in gathering on Wednesday, using Neil Diamond’s sweet voice and soothing melody in the song “Sweet Caroline” to get a freshman who is actually named Caroline Brok to go to semi with him. There are reports and strong evidence that Mrs. Brok is not the Caroline who Neil Diamond was referring to in the original song, unless Mrs. Brok is somehow actually in her early seventies, knew Neil Diamond in 1969 when the song was released, and is now living out some sort of curious Benjamin Button’s scenario.

Whatever the case is, we commend Sam Berger’s knowledge and smooth execution in gathering, using his key insider source in Trivia-master Natalie Berger, who is allegedly his sister, to call on him first. The guy has connections.