Hello Scrawl Nation! This week’s episode focused on Veteran’s day, which is next Tuesday. Almost 500 veterans attend DePaul University, so we had Mike Parker from the Office of Veterans Affairs. After a brief introduction to Mike and his own military experience, we played our weekly round of Word of the Day. Mike also taught us about the history of Veteran’s day and how it evolved from Armistice day.
After listening to “21 Guns” by Green Day, we interviewed Mike about his position in the Office of Veterans Affairs, what services this office offers to veterans and their families, and some different ways writing center tutors could be sensitive while tutoring DePaul’s veteran population. We also talked about the upcoming Veterans Interfaith Luncheon happening next Tuesday.
Instead of playing America’s Favorite Game, we spent some extra time on America’s Favorite Rhetorical Analysis. This week we focused on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound.” This was one of our most spirited rhetorical analysis sections, and we definitely left with a different interpretation of this song. Listen and see if you agree with our ideas.