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  • Woah, this semester flew by… I can’t believe its already finals week! Don’t worry though, I’m not going to complain about how much work I have. Instead, I thought I would talk about one of my favorite classes of the semester, called the Dawn of Modernism. The instructor, Tom Simone, is what I always thought my college professors would look like. With cray eyebrows and a booming laugh, he teaches on more than just the standard English class materials (i.e. novels, poetry, and prose.) We have watched charlie Chaplin movies and listened to symphonies, he even invited a concert pianist to play Beethoven for us. His disdain for grades and love of student self expression created a wonderful environment for class discussion. I’m really sad the class is over!
    Posted December 10, 2010.