FROM Friday, March 13th.
DUE: Wednesday (March 17) is due a 600-word reaction column from you on any of these topics:
- a) March Madness shutdown
- b) NBA shutdown
- c) Rudy Gobert’s Brainless Stunt https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28893477/jazz-center-rudy-gobert-apologizes-careless-actions
- d) NHL shutdown
- e) Indiana HS hoops decision https://www.com/sports/high_school/basketball/general-public-banned-from-remainder-of-indiana-high-school-basketball/article_6331ac60-6472-11ea-95bb-ab52b11c2be3.html
- f) Yesterday Ohio announced it was closing its public schools for the next three weeks in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Closings like these are accelerating across the country, but why are they necessary when kids haven’t been hit the hardest by the virus? Do school closures really help? University of Michigan public health scholar Aubree Gordon explains that kids can transmit viruses longer than adults, even if they don’t show symptoms. And, kids’ hygiene habits aren’t usually as – um, “advanced” as adults’. So, Gordon writes, “most countries’ pandemic plans include plans for school closures.” But here is the story–Hamline in Minnesota is waiting for someone to get the virus before deciding what action to take. See below:
Members of the Hamline Community: Our purpose is to send you regular updates on Hamline‘s response to COVID-19 and provide you with information from a dedicated email address going forward. As of March 12, 2020, Hamline University remains open. As has been previously noted, we are proactively partnering with the Minnesota Department of Health on COVID-19 and as of this time, they have not recommended either closures or changes to our teaching modalities. This is because there is not as yet a case of confirmed community transmission in Minnesota — all existing cases involve people who have traveled internationally.
- g) Indy 500 has not cancelled even though Indiana governor says events must have no more than 500 in attendance.
- h) Boston Marathon moved to September.
- i) Indiana High school basketball--delayed, not cancelled championships
- j) Added: The death of FC soccer recruit Nolan Parker in a car crash
PAST LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
RE COLUMNS DUE Wednesday, 9 p.m., March 18, 2020. This was assigned last Friday’s class).
Study Guide for March 18th:
Assignment for March 18: AP SPORTS STYLE: CTE, cliches, collective nouns, College Football Playoff, major college basketball conferences (know those in March Madness competition), cross-country.
Thanks to all who finished already. See Luke’s column below.
Bulletin: it appears that Adobe is making Creative Cloud available to students for distance learning until May at no cost. And yesterday’s sad and disturbing update on former President Tom Minar.
Johnson County current event
NFL Current Events: Tom Brady likely will sign with the Buccaneers. Looks like Belichick showed him the door? “Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments,” he wrote. Looks like Tampa Bay, for sure.
#2 The Colts may hire a veteran to hold down the QB slot. ______________
I am sharing a good article on our tragic mutual loss at Franklin. I am sure he would have been a friend to most of you. https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/03/16/shelbyville-high-senior-soccer-star-nolan-parker-dies-car-crash/5057217002/