JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Back in the High Life Again" by Steve Winwood; "We Are The Champions" by Queen; "Winning" by Santana]
This weekend my beloved UCLA Bruins beat USC in football to reclaim all sorts of bragging rights in Los Angeles. Why does anyone care? Seriously: what difference does it actually make in the world that a bunch of barely-outta-high-school athletes I've never met won a football game? Why am I so happy about it? Why do so many of us students/alumni love our school colors and express loyalty and belonging by screaming about our teams at the top of our lungs?
2. Turn in research papers (mark "DRAFT" or "FINAL")
3. Finals/end-of-semester prep & plan for the week
1. Semester wrap up: research paper (if applicable);
literature analyses; any/all outstanding work that you want considered
for your final semester grade, all of which is due on your blog BY the
time we meet on Friday, December 6.