WESTWOOD — Tension is running high this morning as an Introduction to Communications discussion entered its third straight day of awkward silence. “This disaster began when I foolishly decided to split the class into groups to discuss the reading,” stated T.A. Frank Benjamin, himself having gone 72 hours without food, water, or a toilet break. “I thought my prayers for release had been answered when one student unmuted their microphone on Day Two. However, that glimmer of hope was snuffed out when they not only muted themselves again, but turned off their camera, the death knell for class participation.” In an official statement, Chancellor Gene Block refused to consider extra credit as ransom for the students’ release, citing UCLA policy to not negotiate with terrorists.
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Dylan Wood is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump(1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), Cast Away (2000), Captain Phillips(2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon films, and he voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. He is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and he is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.