When you can play Halo in school...
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 10:45am
Agora Days are coming back, everybody.
With the abysmal weather of late, and the workload of this semester starting to heat up, the coming break couldn’t come any sooner. Even though everyone has two take two “academic” classes, that still leaves six periods with which to play video games, watch a movie, or learn a martial art.
Starting today, juniors and seniors can choose their classes, while all other students will wait until Monday to cast their course requests. As usual, everyone -- even those lower on the pecking order -- will have an abundance of good classes to choose from.
Only ten classes are offered first hour, so getting into a class this period will be harder than those of any other. The Intro to Japanese class should be a great academic class, but if Badmitton or Bughouse don't interest you, then it may be wise to take this period free.
Second period fields a variety of interesting options, from the Elementary School Mentoring Class to the Halo 3 class. Whether you choose to take a class in cooking, making and watching movies, or polynominoes, there’s a good chance you’ll find something this period to interest you.
Third period classes offer even more variety, with classes from Ultimate Frisbee and Cricket to the Magic School Bus and Mathematica (two of the six academic classes). Fourth hour presents seven academic classes, but only six other choices–A movie series on the Civil War could be a good academic class, but it may not be worth the two periods to watch it because of all the options in the next period.
DDR and Belegarth figure to fill quickly in the first class after lunch. Unless you’re going on the German trip or you take yearbook, the other academic classes are tossups. The movie classes showing Scrubs or Fight Club could be good options too, depending on your cinematic taste.
As good as I hope the Japan Trip will be this summer, I won’t be able to take some of the intriguing sixth hour classes because of it. The Cell Game class will be a very popular class considering it’s status as an academic class. Nuclear Risk and Rubik’s Cube classes look like great options as well. I have a feeling some subbies won’t like their classes this hour this year, since English Country Dancing is often filled with lowerclassmen.
Not many classes catch the eye in seventh hour, but there are still some decent classes available. Survival German is a good option as an academic class, and anyone who likes playing cards has two options this period. Tae Kwon Do and Hot Air Ballooning also look good on the schedule.
I’ll be using eighth hour to write about my classes for this website, but everyone not in journalism or the spring play should have plenty of options that period. With more options than any other period, Guitar Hero, Basketball, and Futurama should be great classes with which to end a day.
Agora Days are going to be great, everybody.