Colorado College Hockey uses block plan to team advantage

Many of you may remember the University of North Carolina academic scandal when the NCAA announced last fall that they would not punish the Tar Heels basketball team because both athletes and non-athletes were participating in sham classes for academic credit.

The CC Tigers have taken advantage of this loophole and are offering classes deemed as ‘less stressful’ during the Hockey season by offering a winter block called, “How Children’s Stories Reflect Real Life”. Students were given one book to read and asked to write one sentence on how the story related to their lives. The Colorado College student newspaper, The Catalyst, featured five hockey players final papers. The players’ names were redacted from the story.

Goodnight Moon: In this classic story, a little boy says goodnight to everything within sight before falling into a deep sleep.  

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The Cat in the Hat: A mischievous cat goes into two kids home and wrecks the house but cleans up it up just in time before their mother gets home. 

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The Giving Tree:  A tree and a boy grow older together. The tree gives apples, makes a swing, provides shade and provides lumber. Even as the boy turns into an old man, the tree gave the the old man a stump to rest on – so both the tree and old man were happy.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: A hungry mouse asks for a glass of milk. He asks for all sorts of other things like a straw, a haircut, and a nap. Looking at the refrigerator makes him thirsty, so the mouse asks for a glass of milk. The circle is complete when he wants a cookie to go with it.

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Charlotte’s Web: Wilbur the pig was headed for the slaughter house. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider, to make messages with her web to save the sow’s life. 

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Denver faces the CC Tigers this upcoming weekend. The home-and-home series starts Friday night at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Note that Friday night’s puck drop is set for 8 pm as it’s the NCHC’s late game on CBS Sports.

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