The New England Classic
Philosophy Professor Blown Away By Students’ Enhanced Participation Today

Philosophy Professor Blown Away By Students’ Enhanced Participation Today

HolidaysStudent Life April 20, 2018 The New England Classic

TOKES HALL — Though discussions in Professor Robert Burnes-Dank’s Friday morning Perspectives class typically fall flat, today’s session ended on a rather high note.... Philosophy Professor Blown Away By Students’ Enhanced Participation Today

TOKES HALL — Though discussions in Professor Robert Burnes-Dank’s Friday morning Perspectives class typically fall flat, today’s session ended on a rather high note.

The entire class provided deep, burning, introspective thoughts surrounding Plato’s allegory of the cave. It was the most class participation Burnes-Dank had seen in his entire twenty-two years of teaching this course.

“I just couldn’t believe how much each student was pondering the mysteries of existence and perception,” commented Burnes-Dank. “They must really have taken Plato and this reading to heart.”

Gramme Bag (MCAS ’21) and Phil Kushmore (MCAS ’21) were among the most active participants in the class discussion. Usually the pair sit in the back of the class wearing their headphones and staring out of the window, but today they both wore their thinking caps along with tattered tie-dye Grateful Dead t-shirts.

“Just, like, what if we are in a cave,” Kushmore pondered in between handfuls of Cool Ranch Doritos. “We’d never know, man. You know?”

Kushmore and Bag were later seen coming out of the Newton woods sniffing themselves.