December “Thumbs”

Jeff Pape, Editor-In-Chief

A few things I’m excited about this month, and a few things I’m not.

– Steve Kornacki joining Sunday Night Football to break down NFL Playoff odds.  This was the crossover I never knew I needed.

– A TikTok user will change her legal name to Hannah Montana when she turns 18 because Miley Cyrus commented on one of her posts.

– 15 year-old Indian American inventor and scientist Gitanjali Rao has been named TIME Magazine’s first-ever “Kid of the Year” for her work on water purification and cyberbullying.

– Starbucks has announced it will give away free coffee to front-line responders during the month of December to show appreciation for their help in the fight against COVID-19 (this includes doctors, nurses, public health workers, and mental health workers).  

– Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé can finally come out of the caves they’ve been hiding in for the past 11 months.


Realizing you’ve got two weeks to do all your Christmas shopping. Gift cards it is!

Aunt Betty sending her Christmas Pudding via First-Class mail because she can’t come over for dinner. 

– Matt Nagy…I don’t need to explain this one. 

People who leave their cameras off on Zoom. Guys, let’s at least try to make class somewhat interesting.

The Second Derivative Test. Like who would actually choose the Second Derivative Test over the First Derivative Test? Couldn’t be me. (Sorry, Mr. Collons.)