Spirit Day 2003
Because my school mysteriously decided to unblock all websites, including this one, this year, and because I have nothing better to do, I thought I’d blog live from Spirit Day.
To those unfortunate souls not In The Know, Spirit Day, more widely known as the Mass of the Holy Spirit, is one of two days my school has reserved as laughable excuses for meeting the Ohio Department of Education’s quota on the length of school years.
So… why did my school unblock all those websites? I know that the school wanted to receive funds from a federal program for restricting Internet access to “educational” websites. So, I guess the school didn’t get those funds and gave up?
Later: A lot more happened today on Spirit Day:
We celebrated Mass in the New Stadium today (not sure what it’s officially called, if anything). We also dedicated/blessed it. I’m still waiting for someone from St. Columban to come and represent our parish, as is the custom with many other parishes. Oh well, St. Columban’re deep within the strongholds of Moeller Country, and Friday is Fr. Tensi’s day off.
Unfortunately, I witnessed a lot of upperclassmen badmouthing the freshmen and stuff. I wonder why people do this sorta thing; it’s painfully obvious that we were once freshmen, and that we will be freshmen again in another year or two. Maybe those people aren’t planning on going to college?
/me steps off soapbox.
DJ brought his laptop, a Toshiba Satellite running Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Linux (on a dual-boot), to the library. Show off.
The librarians first invite anyone who wants to play video or computer games to the library to use their TVs to play those games, and then they have the audacity to tell us to be quiet. Hello? Video games, almost by definition, cannot and will not be silent. Then they tell us to go outside and get some fresh air. (Ahem, the perimeter and construction area / DMZ of Ft. Xavier Military Academy is being heavily guarded — we don’t want to go near the perimeter — we don’t want to go outside.)
The Quiz Team had its first full-team practice this afternoon. (Actually, Mr. Hussong called it a “scrimage.”) We saw the best turnout for a practice in quite some time, and several new members showed up, including a few freshmen and four seniors! Because of the unusually large turnout, we had to divide up into three teams for the scrimage.
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