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Help: My mom did my Tele-BEARS!

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AUGUST 20, 2015

The following is the story of a student whose Tele-BEARS was given a makeover — and a maternal one at that. We at the Clog hope you take a life lesson away from this story. Worry not about the classes you have this fall, because at least it wasn’t your mother who picked them!

Golly jeepers! Bejabbers! What in tarnation is going on?

It looks like mom did my Tele-BEARS  again.

I suppose I’m lucky she was thinking of me during both my Phase 1 and Phase 2. I suppose it’s even more fortuitous that she decided to fill out both of them for me after realizing I forgot. Well, let’s see what she picked.

PACS 10: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

But I’m a physics major, Mom! Well, then again, maybe she thought this would help me settle disputes with my younger siblings. OK, fair enough — good call.

Art 14: The Language of Sculpture

But  why? I haven’t touched clay pottery since the fourth grade. Although now that I’m thinking about it, Mother did say she lost a lot of those little sculptures I made in grade school. Alright  just this once, Mom.

GWS 10: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

Classic Mom, always looking out for me. It’s a solid choice, made by the most important woman in my life. I guess it’s true that mothers always know best.

Legal Studies 109: Aims and Limits of the Criminal Law

Wow, this is definitely because she got a parking ticket last week. Really, Mom? I had so much faith in you.

Landscape Architecture 111: Plants in Design

This is just a thinly veiled swipe at me for not helping you plant those hydrangeas. I said I’d do it after lunch! Ugh, I’m through with this.

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AUGUST 19, 2015