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Super Bowl LII is taking place right in our own backyard this year! This week, Minneapolis has become Super Bowl central, filling up with fans of the Patriots, Eagles, and football alike. In honor of this (and inspired by The Future Boys & Girls "Coats, Hats, and Gloves" video, featured in our January newsletter), we've been asking our students for some of their best advice to Minnesota's Super Bowl guests (including the players themselves!). Here's what they have to say:
- No moving around for no reason.
- Put your hair up because your hair can get in your face.
- Make sure you bring your jacket and your boots.
- Don't fall on the ice.
- When you get the ball, throw it as high as you can.
- Follow the rules of the law and don't fight.
- Minnesota has nice people, it it good to live in.
- Why are you here?
- Just be prepared.
- Minnesota is safe (most of the time).
- You need to beat the Eagles.
- You need to have bigger pads.
- You should eat waffles every day.
- Come to the MOI Library. [Captain's note: this wasn't us!]
- Be nice to the Vikings fans and people from Minnesota.
These pieces of advice are compiled from our Writers' Table. Each day after students at After-School Homework Help finish their homework, they go to work on their writing with our Writer in Residence, Ellen. This week, we've been discussing advice for people visiting Minnesota for the Super Bowl! What advice would you give people visiting your hometown for a weekend? Share it with us on social media!
Give Selama Hot Cheetos Every Saturday!
My holiday would be Give the Queen Hot Cheetos Day, who's not really a queen but calls herself that and her servants. Anyways, if you don't give the Queen Hot Cheetos, then you will get sentenced to death and chained to handcuffs. Anyways, the Queen got a tummy ache because, kids, Hot Cheetos are not healthy for you. And now Minnesota is selling Hot Cheetos at the gas stations that you would see, and you don't want to turn out like the crazy eating Queen!
Selama is an After-School Homework Help student. This poem was featured in MOI's first chapbook, "Loud as a Crowd," published last Spring.