Midnight Classes

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There are some universities that will teach a midnight class, if the student is willing to go to a class in their pajamas and bring a robe, and must be clean.  Body odor and a pillow is a prerequisite. On the other hand, they get to have great parking spaces near the classroom at night. And no, it’s not astronomy class at night.

Nevada https://www.csn.edu/ is one of the colleges that offer midnight classes.  The 2-year college with 12 campuses in southern Nevada, including the main campus in Las Vegas, chose to offer midnight classes in the spring 2010 semester due to an increase in enrollment–of approximately 8,000 students from spring 2009 to spring 2010, said Johnson. The Nevada school offered sections of biology and math in the spring, and are expanding offerings for the fall to include astronomy. “What better time to offer astronomy then at midnight?” Johnson said. The classes all were held in one building adjacent to the biology labs, but otherwise, the classes were the same without any modifications–except for the time of day. The lectures remain nearly similar to that of their morning counterparts, and the same laboratories and times are given to students. Johnson said many of the college’s students work second shift at casinos, so “for them, midnight is their noon.” Mary Bennett, the professor of Southern Nevada’s midnight biology class, said that the course ran the exact same way as her daytime courses. “I am a very lively teacher so falling asleep is not allowed in my class,” she said. The only difference that she noticed between a midnight and daytime course was “the great parking.” Johnson and her staff aren’t alone in scheduling classes at unusual hours.

“We have a 24-hour town here, this is when our students work,” said Sally Johnson, dean of the School of Math and Science at the College of Southern Nevada.

Bunker Hill Community College in Boston http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/ and Clackamas Community College  https://www.clackamas.edu/ in Oregon have already had successful introductions to midnight courses.

At Bunker Hill, the college offers introductory English and psychology classes at midnight. Because of overflowing attendance in the day time, they were other options too, online course, but some of the students wanted to take a midnight class instead.

Clackamas Community College initially offered a midnight welding course one night per week; it became so popular, that it was extended to four nights a week.

Anne Arundel Community College http://www.aacc.edu/  in Maryland is planning to offer midnight sections of psychology in the fall.

Also, big name universities places in California and New York and other popular universities are offering classes after midnight.

The extra assignments, if they want to pass a class, is to bring food and share it with the rest of the class, they must stay awake for a pop quiz. You can’t sleep on a quiz. It wouldn’t be a pop quiz.

Notes:

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/29078/title/More-midnight-college-classes/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-colleges-midnight-classes-idUSTRE68R4WM20100928

https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/late-night-education-more-midnight-classes-coming-to-community-colleges

 

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Conjuring 2 – The movie

conjuring 2 MPFrom the case files of Lorraine and Ed Warren, they investigate the Hodgson Family in England where poltergeist and evil haunts their house. Ed and Lorraine came right after they investigate the Amityville House in 1977. The events in Enfield case happened in 1977. This movie is based on true terror that inspired Enfield poltergeist and evil.

Are you scared? Bring a pillow and a Bible.  And go to church on Sundays.

 

Cast

Madison Wolfe

Madison Wolf (Janet Hodgson)

Madison made her debut with the Will Ferrel-Zach Galifinakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits. While managing the workload of school, she simultaneously landed the role in The Campaign, and On the Road, directed by Walter Salles opposite Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley amongst other A-listers.

Wasting no time, Madison landed a number of recurring television guest star roles (2014 – 2015).  Most notable is her recurring role as Audrey Hart – Woody Harrelson’s daughter – on HBO’s groundbreaking acclaimed series, True Detective. She also appeared in CBS’ thriller Zoo, as well as ABC’s hit show Astronaut Wives Club.

Her other recent credits include David O’Russel’s Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, and Trumbo where she played Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane’s child opposite Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren and John Goodman. Madison nabbed the leading role in New Line’s The Conjuring 2 directed by James Wan which is set to be released June 2016.

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Lauren Esposito  (Margaret Hodgson)

Lauren Esposito is an actress, known for The Conjuring 2

Patrick

Patrick McAuley (Johnny Hodgson)

known for The Conjuring 2 (2016).

Benjamin Haigh

Benjamin Haigh (Billy Hodgson)

is an actor, known for The Conjuring 2 (2016), The People Next Door (2016) and Live at the Electric (2012).

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Frances Ann O’Connor (Peggy Hodgson)

She is best known for her roles in the films Mansfield Park (1999), Bedazzled (2000), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), and Timeline (2003). O’Connor has won an AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Blessed (2009), and earned Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film nominations for her performances in Madame Bovary (2000) and The Missing (2014).

Simon Montagu McBurney (Maurice Grosse) Is an English actor, writer and director. He is the founder and artistic director of the Théâtre de Complicité, London. He has had roles in the films The Manchurian Candidate, Friends with Money, The Golden Compass, The Duchess, Robin Hood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Magic in the Moonlight, The Theory of Everything and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Sterling Jernis

Sterling Jerins (Judy Warren)  is an American child actress, known for playing Lily Bowers on the NBC television series Deception, Constance Lane in World War Z, and Judy Warren in The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.

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Robin Atkin Downes as Demon (voice) is an English screen and voice actor, who is known for his work in live action, animation and video games.

Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren)is an American actress and producer. She began her career on the stage, making her Broadway debut in the play Taking Sides (1996). Farmiga made her television debut in the Fox fantasy adventure series Roar (1997), and her feature film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998).

Since 2013, Farmiga has starred as Norma Louise Bates in the A&E television series Bates Motel. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance. Farmiga has served as a producer.  This role, along with her lead roles in Joshua, Orphan, and the two Conjuring films, has garnered her the reputation of a scream queen. The 5th Season of Bates Motel will be her last.

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson is an American actor and singer. He spent his early career starring in Broadway musicals, beginning in 1995. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in The Full Monty (2000–01) and Oklahoma! (2002). In 2003, he appeared in the HBO miniseries Angels in America for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

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James Wan is a Malaysian-born Australian film director, screenwriter and producer of Malaysian Chinese descent.He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the Puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence and Death Sentence (both 2007), Insidious (2011), The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2 (both 2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Conjuring 2 (2016)It was announced that Wan will direct both upcoming films Aquaman and Robotech future dates will be announced soon.

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