Some of the best things in life are green. Spinach. Go lights. Grass. You name it. If it's cool, it's probably green. So if we use reasonable deduction we can conclude that if green is cool, and we are green, then we must also be cool. So what better motivation for being green than attaining a higher social rank? I can't think of any!
Being green is easier than you think. Take your morning routine for example. You wake up, take a shower, brush your teeth, wash your face, etc. etc. A perfect way to cut down your water consumption is to wash your face and brush your teeth while taking your shower. How easy is that?
Then you have to get to school. Instead of driving by yourself in your Hummer the five blocks that it takes to get to school, why not carpool with your Spanish study buddies. Or better yet, walk! If the fiveblocks is too much of a trek for you then bike riding is another great alternative. If you must drive, think about trading out your gas guzzling SUV for a more fuel efficient ride like a hybrid. The oil companies may not thank you but the Earth sure will!
Once you arrive at school try to keep the green going. Bring your own reusable coffee mug from home so you can help cut down the use of paper and plastic cups. If you see an empty can, water bottle, or flyer lying on the ground, pick it up and put it in the recycling. Try to convince your professors to let you e-mail assignments into class instead of printing them out to hand in. (Sr. Chang may not go for this unless you propose the idea in Espanol.) And most of all, educate your fellow Greendale Human Beings about ways that they too can go green, and in turn be cool like you (a totally environmentally friendly byproduct).
For those of you who live at home (99.9% of all students here at Greendale. Hey Mom!), let your family know about all the great ways they can go green. Recommend that they invest in energy saving appliances and dispose of their old appliances and batteries appropriately. Convince them to make meals that include more vegetables and environmentally friendly proteins instead of foods that are costly in water consumption. You can also start taking your bottles and cans to the local recycling center to get extra money to pay for your tuition! How much cooler can you get?
Try implementing these green tips over the next few weeks and see how good you feel about helping out the environment, and even more important, how much cooler you feel. Because like I said, being cool is totally an environmentally friendly byproduct!
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Welcome to the Greendale Weekly sports page! Due to our lack of content we only roll out this portion of the paper once a year. Because our basketball team is gay, literally, and our football team is terrible, we reserve this section to report on our debate team. The Greendale debate team may not have been award winning or newsworthy any other year, but this year is a different story. This year, Jeff Winger and Annie took home the gold against their fiery opponent, City College. Check out the play-by-play of the exciting event!
Jeff Winger, Greendale student and former lawyer, joined Annie and the Greendale debate team after a very convincing argument from Dean Pelton (and a promise of a free parking space). They were given the difficult debate topic: Man is inherently good vs. man is inherently evil. Greendale, of course, was required to defend the position that man is inherently evil.
The rousing debate starts with the adorable Annie's allusion to the book "Lord of the Flies," followed by polite applause. The introduction of Greendale's opponent, infamous City College debater Jeremy Simmons, is met by a roaring crowd of pom-poms and organized cheers. The stands shake as the audience erupts with excitement. It almost feels like a real sporting event (tear). Simmons rolls to the forefront of the stage and presents compelling statistics about kidneys and arguments about doors to prove that man is inherently good. His conclusion is met by more ear-splitting applause as he returns to his table.
Greendale's Winger is up next, and everyone waits with bated breath to hear the argument of a true lawyer. He goes with the age-old tactic of creating a conversation with the audience instead of using a formal speech. He approaches the judges' podium. Oh no. He is hitting on one of the judges. What is he doing? Just as we begin to lose faith in Winger's tactics, he bursts into song and the crowd sings along to "Evil Woman." The judges nod their heads in what seems to be an approving fashion. Could this be the beginning of a victory for Greendale?
After some consideration the judges report the scores from the first round. There is silence as the audience and debaters anticipate the scores. City College: 50, Greendale: 8, thanks solely to Annie. Jeff is stunned and discouraged. The Greendale Debate Team needs to step it up in the next round if they want to win.
Suddenly the all-gay Greendale basketball team bursts into the gym and begins practice at their reserved time. It seems that the gym has been double booked and the debate must be postponed until tomorrow. We will all be anxiously waiting to see if Greendale has what it takes to straighten up and go all in for the win in the second half.
We are back at Greendale for the second and final day of the debate. The sun is shining and the crowd is even rowdier than before. What a great day for a debate! On the right we have seasoned debater Jeremy Simmons with City College, already ahead with 50 points. On the left we have ex-lawyer Jeff Winger alongside adorable Annie, fighting for a win with only 8 points; a whopping 42 points behind City College. Winger almost dropped out of the debate after his embarrassing scoreless rebuttal yesterday, but he has changed his mind and is ready to go down fighting for the win.
Simmons kicks off the debate with a quote from German poet Franz Wickmeyer that moves the crowd to tears. This young man has quite a brain on him. He's really going somewhere. Winger is given two minutes to rebut.
Winger comes out of the gate swinging with a quote from Jesus! Nobody saw that one coming! There is finally a real competition going and only the verbally fittest will survive. Annie makes strong point after point and City College makes convincing rebuttals. Everything is happening so fast that it feels as if a tornado has swept the gym. The heads in the audience are shaking so vigorously for each team that people are taken out by the paramedics for whiplash injuries. I have never seen such a tense event!
The action subsides as tension mounts with the announcement of the final countdown. Only the closing arguments are left. Wait. Could this be? Simmons has ripped up his notes! This is unprecedented! Never have we seen a debater go off script! The room is silent as the audience and judges wait for his response. Simmons slowly rolls across the stage in his electric wheelchair towards Winger. Everyone looks around wondering what will happen next. Suddenly, Simmons stops abruptly and his body is launched in the air! As he sails through the air Winger is the only person in a position to break his fall! Winger catches Simmons even though he despises him! Simmons dramatically proves that men are inherently good! The City College crowd bursts into cheers of victory.
But wait! Little adorable Annie is not ready to give up the gold. She rushes up to Winger and passionately kisses him on the lips. Winger drops Simmons to the floor because he is horny and it is proven that man is inherently evil! The judge yells into the microphone that Greendale has won the debate! The small but passionate Greendale crowd goes wild and the Human Being mascot does the Greendale victory dance for the very first time in history!
Greendale is awarded the trophy for winning the debate, the first trophy that Greendale has won, for anything. We are the Greendale Human Beings and we have proven today that we may not be good at sports, but we can argue our butts off! Until next year, this is the Greendale sports reporter signing out.
Greendale's "Night Under the Stars" event was a huge hit. It gave students the opportunity to mix and mingle without having to worry about using each other's Spanish nombres.
The evening started off with a lovely concert from a new band headed by hottie Vaughn (swoon). His chiseled abs and unruly hair make my knees weak whenever he walks by. And it doesn't hurt that he has the voice of an angel. His song, "Pierce Is a B" was so thought provoking and real. I made it my ringtone! I'm going to ask him out this weekend. I just decided.
Anyways, back to the event. There was definitely love in the air with all the cute couples, new and old, who attended. And those without dates came with friends which was just as good for them I guess.
One thing did perplex me though. In the middle of my future husband's performance, a crazy lady in a doctor's office gown came running out. She demanded that she have the blanket that a lovely couple was sitting on and they gave it to her! What was that all about? I'm pretty sure she was an escapee from the psychology mental observation department who hadn't taken her meds. But that's being looked into.
It was also interesting to see the bum that hangs out at the school there in a sport coat. I think his name is Jeff? He's never clean and his hair is never brushed so I assumed that he was a bum but he actually cleans up pretty nice. Maybe I will try to date him. We'll see.
The creepiest part was this old man who was hitting on me during Vaughn's song. He looked like my Grandpa and he kept trying to tell me that his name was Pierce and that Pookie's song was about him. I didn't believe him because he was wearing a turtleneck. Creepy.
Overall I think the event was a huge success. I am going to recommend that they make plans to hold it every semester. That way I am guaranteed to see my Vaughn.