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Friday, February 29, 2008
Spring has Sprung at DWU
Spring Break has started for our courageous, dynamic Publisher, one Jerry Hinkle. He has some homework to do over the week long vacation however. Reading for Ethics and Public Policy and writing for Expository Writing. Jerry could also read ahead in World History as far as that goes. There will also be a rehearsal schedule for "The Diary of Anne Frank" submitted for his perusal. Midterm grades are slowly coming in. There's not as many "A" marks as there were at the end of last semester. The total so far is 3 "A" and 3 "B". Considering that Jerry had only 5 classes and no play last term and 6 classes and a major role in a play this term, we're gonna call it good. So he'll miss the Deans List this time around. No problem! It was fun while it lasted.
Publisher Avoids Draft
Jerry "Pelvic Thrustman" Hinkle was being recruited by Kraig "Captain Hair" Archambeau to be on his intramural basketball team. One thing that all of us here at the Holabird Advocate can tell you is that Kraig must not know how bad of a basketball player Jerry is. Jerry is hoping he was asked out of pity, at any rate, because he turned down the offer. He already has more going on with him than the average University sophomore, and darn lucky to do all of that.
Pizza and Philosophy
by Jerry Hinkle
courageous dynamic Publisher
of the Holabird Advocate
I never really thought that Education could be fun, especially when one deals with the Philosophy of Ethics. There are some institutions that design a course around TV shows like "Andy Griffith". My dad would sign up for a course like that. He'd be valedictorian of the class for sure. He knows each episode by heart. Imagine college kids watching TV Land and telling their parents they were doing homework. It's not that much of a stretch
The same can be said with "Casablanca". I saw this movie for the first time last night in Ethics and Public Policy. Not for the entertainment value, but to see all the ethical dilemmas therein. Oh yes, they were there. The movie was similar to "Barb Wire". You know, the movie with Pamela Anderson. Bogart played her part in this one.
Dr. Simmons arranged for 3 kinds of Pizza Hut pizza to be delivered to class (He knows a guy) so the students could eat and learn how ethics can be applied to certain situations. Granted, not many of his students will have to face these kinds of decisions, but some might. Sometimes it's tempting to do the wrong thing for the right reason. Do the ends justify the means? It depends. Dr. Simmons once said that one reason George Washington is a hero and Oklahoma bomber Terry Nichols is a terrorist is because the winning side wrote the history book both times.
It's said that the only person that acts ethically in "Casablanca" is Sam the piano man. That's because they don't show that he's not really playing the piano. See, nobody is perfect. That's why we just have to do the best we can and let God sort it all out. That reminds me, I gotta rent the movie "Elmer Gantry" so I can tell my Literature professor that I read the book next week.
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