Inspired by the Texas premiere of the crazy, college, dystopian film ROCK STEADY ROW (Flix Brewhouse - Wed, July 25 - 7:30pm), the Other Worlds staff has put together some predictions of the College Experience of the Future
ROCK STEADY ROW centers around a young college freshman who, after his bike is stolen, lands on a college campus and is compelled to take action against the reigning fraternities and ultimately the dean. Writer Bomani Story will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.
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In the meantime, check out this Future Call To Arms from Jordan Brown, Associate Artistic Director:
Rallying Cry of the U.S.'s Last Graduating Class of English Majors
[IF YOU ARE NOT AN ENGLISH MAJOR, DISCARD THIS DOCUMENT IMMEDIATELY]
To arms, fellow lovers of literature; swains of spelling; wranglers of the written word!
The time is here: our last stand before the option of a Degree in English Literature is banished from universities, colleges, and institutions of higher learning throughout the country.
The President's newest weapon of implementing a 280-character-or-less standard of written communication is upon us; we the class of 2025, stand to be the last wave of English Graduates in the U.S.! If he thinks that removing English Literature from academia will stop us from using long words and even longer-winded remarks to convey our thoughts, feelings, and all-around sense of self, he has another thing coming. The human condition cannot and will not be limited by such strict techno-centric standards!
Join us in a rally to protest, among other things:
- The recent acceptance of emojis as a substitute for words to convey feelings in class
- Text spelling (ur, lol, gr8...) as acceptable language in written assignment
- Wikipedia's current standing as a citable source on academic essays
WHERE: English Department (basement of the old Math Building)
WHEN: January 18th - 3pm
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of grammatical literacy!
**Those who've been recruited to the top-secret Project Eye-For-An-Eye (Sabotage The Science Department's New Computer Lab), arrive 1 hour early for the distribution of balaclavas and to do some quick body stretches. BYO spray paint to write Orwellian quotes on the walls and computers.