Young worker on socialist education

first_imgI am a community college student and worker in northern Lower Michigan and I’m writing in response to the Workers World Party Midwest Fightback Conference which I attended on Saturday, March 25, in Detroit. There were many inspiring and effective speakers and workers there, all of them congregated to express the urgency of theory and action to develop a socialist society which will benefit the people.The conference was cosponsored by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Wayne State University, but I noticed that the topic of socialist education wasn’t really explored.The current model for higher education excludes the majority of the population from the many opportunities attending a college or university presents. As a full-time student, I believe it’s our duty to fervently fight for socialist education for all individuals.One of the greatest changes we will see by switching to a tuition-free, socialist system of higher education is increased enrollment rates. A socialist society, where the public is welcomed into these institutions, instead of being charged money by them, is so unlike this society. Under capitalism, individuals who live in poverty, work full-time jobs and live with pre-existing debt fear the economic consequences of further education.I encourage us all to demand that local and federal policymakers treat universities as public institutions rather than corporations whose intentions are only to profit off education. Instead, we must fight for the right to free, quality education for all.Emory P.C. WhaleyCharlevoix, Mich.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ocean City Intermediate School Teacher Finalist for 2017 Princeton University’s Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award

first_imgCory Terry Ocean City Intermediate School is proud to announce that one of their teachers, Cory Terry, has been recognized as a top ten finalist for the 2017 Princeton University’s Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award.In the near future, Princeton University will be visiting Cory and the Intermediate School to speak with the students and faculty. Princeton will then select four winners to recognize and honor at the University’s 270th Commencement on June 6th, 2017.“We are all very excited for Cory in receiving this recognition. Cory is a hard-working, student-advocate, dynamic teacher, who is an inspiration to our district and to our community. Way to go, Cory!”- Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor.Cory is a 7th and 8th grade Science teacher at the Intermediate School, as well as an Ocean City High School Alumni from the Class of 2000. She recently stepped down as coach of the OCHS Varsity Field Hockey team after leading them to three state titles. She graduated from Princeton University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and Education, where she also played Field Hockey. Cory received her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Transformational Life Coaching Certification at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California.Princeton University’s Distinguished Secondary Teaching Award was established in 1959, now receiving around 75 applicants a year from public and private schools throughout New Jersey. The applicants represent the finest secondary teachers in the state.last_img read more

Thursday, June 6th, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is pleased to offer free admission to U.S. Veterans and their families

first_imgJupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum invites U.S. Veterans and their families to meet, visit at the museum Thursday, June 6th to commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-DayDiscover historic role of site’s secret WWII radio operation Station J to intercept German U-boat radio messages, make safe passage for Merchant ships June 3, 2019 – Jupiter, Fla. – Thursday, June 6th, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is pleased to offer free admission to U.S. Veterans and their families to honor them with special commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Throughout the day, coffee and treats will be served on the Museum porch and the Museum’s Historian Josh Liller will be on-hand to discuss the significance of the site’s designation as the last remaining building from an important World War II installation and its role in secret radio operation Station J.About Station J: The Loxahatchee River Historical Society’s Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum occupies the last remaining building from an important World War II installation that existed alongside of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Lighthouse Reservation. That installation was officially called U.S. Naval Supplementary Radio Station Jupiter and code-named Station J. Merchant ships carrying war supplies and fuel, especially those which left Texas and New Orleans, traveled near this coast, where German submarines and their unending torpedoes lay in wait.  The 12-acre Station J reached its peak in 1943 when the Navy’s operation had 95 men on this site, plus 11 Marines who stood guard. The station included an operations building with 24 radio receivers; two barracks buildings; a mess, administration and housing for the commanding officer; and quarters for the families of six married men, today the Museum. U.S. Military and Families honored year-round with free, regular daytime admission at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is proud to be Blue Star Museum:As a nationally acclaimed ‘Blue Star Museum,’ the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers free regular daytime admissionyear-round for Active Duty US Military & their immediate families with current ID. Present ID at the time of admission. This historic, waterside Palm Beach County destination is one of more than 2,000 museums nationwide to open its doors free to active duty military personnel and their families each summer. Station J, a secret operation using top-secret high-frequency direction-finding (HF/DF, “Huff Duff”) designed to intercept German U-boat radio messages and tip-off U.S. forces to attack enemy vessels that were unimpededly torpedoing Merchant ships carrying war supplies to Europe. About the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum – Did you know? The Loxahatchee River Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, operates the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and is a managing partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands. We are committed stewards to historical and conservation preservation.Visit and explore the history of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and its surrounding, waterside destination property at 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, Florida 33469.To learn more about the Loxahatchee River Historical Society – Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, call, 561-747-8380, or visitwww.jupiterlighthouse.org.  Get social with us!facebook.com/jupiterinletlighthousemuseum    twitter.com/JupiterLHInstagram.com/Jupiter_Lighthouse.last_img read more

Senators propose mandatory active shooter training

first_imgAlexandra Ting | Daily TrojanReady for action · Senator Tiffany Lian stressed the importance of preparedness in her active shooter training proposal at Tuesday’s meeting.Senators Tiffany Lian and Tyler Matheson presented a proposal to make active shooter preparedness training mandatory for students at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting. Senators Leena Danpour and Sabrina Enriquez, as well as Secretary Danya Rafiqi and Parliamentarian Tricia Xu, also worked on drafting the resolution.The online training would prepare students for how to react in a situation where one or more armed people are present on campus. It would be similar in style to AlcoholEdu, the online drinking safety program that all incoming freshmen are required to complete.The idea was in part sparked by a shooting on the UCLA campus that took place on June 1, which sent the school into lockdown and ended with the death of a professor. This event, Lian said, hit close to home.“As neighbors to UCLA, this really woke us up,” Lian said. “If this could happen at UCLA, this could happen at USC just as easily.”Though the DPS website describes a program called “Run, Hide, Fight,” a method promoted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security describing the best way to react when confronted with an active shooter, few people are aware of this initiative. The plan instructs students to run while leaving personal belongings behind, to hide behind locked doors and to fight only if absolutely necessary.“The limited lockdown, which is what we used to do in high school, was something that the staff grew up with as well,” Matheson said. “So we have an environment where people don’t really understand the dynamics of what an active shooter situation might be.”To support their proposal, the senators brought up a 2007 report on the benefits of AlcoholEdu, which was conducted one semester after the program was first implemented at USC. The report indicated that students had a greater awareness of how much they were drinking after completing the program, as well as a better understanding of the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption. The senators also mentioned, however, that no further summaries have been done on the performance of AlcoholEdu in the 10 years since its original implementation, which points to a need for regular and thorough reviews to ensure that any mandatory training program is doing its job. The active shooter training proposal also pointed out several fatal school shootings, such as incidents at Seattle Pacific University and Umpqua Community College, as evidence of the real dangers that active shooters pose to students, and to stress the importance of  being prepared. After Lian and Matheson finished their presentation, Danpour explained her plans to work on tuition transparency by sending out a memorandum to students once the administration figures out what the next year’s tuition will be. The memorandum would compare the previous year’s tuition to the upcoming year’s tuition, as well as show a breakdown of how the tuition money would be allocated.Sen. Paul Samaha also brought up his plans to advocate for tuition affordability and put a stop to the yearly tuition increases, such as ensuring that a student is present at meetings that decide tuition costs. “[The board members] are not in touch with the realities of being a USC student,” Samaha said. “They have no idea that students are starving, that some people end up homeless.”last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd Treble winner Irwin: Could Fergie make it here?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Denis Irwin says Sir Alex Ferguson could handle today’s football.Irwin, a left-back under Ferguson for half of his reign, believes his old manager is still up to task.“You’ve got to be able to handle the pressure of playing for Manchester United as a player, and as a manager you’ve got to handle all these players differently,” Irwin told Sporting Life.“They’re almost like rock stars these days. But Sir Alex would be fine, he’d be brilliant.“People always ask me about all the old players and would they be able to play in this modern day, but all the great players could play in today’s era.“A lot of the guys I played with, but even before my time with the likes of George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton, they’d be brilliant in today’s football.”Sir Alex, although he was an old fashioned manager in some ways he was also a forward-thinking manager.“He brought all the sports science guys in and always surrounded himself with great coaches, so he was before his time and he’d be a fantastic manager now.” last_img read more

Wednesday is the final day to buy dinner tickets for Ball to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The fundraising ball for a local 4-year-old with neuroblastoma is happening this weekend, and Wednesday is the final day to pick up tickets to the dinner portion of the event.The Happily Ever After Ball was originally scheduled for August 25th but had to be pushed back to October 6th since Natalie Small would not have been able to attend. The 4-year-old has been battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma since last December, and had a bone marrow transplant too close to the August date.Event co-organizer Kate Hadland said that tickets for the dance portion of the Ball, which starts at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, will be available up to and including the evening of the event for $40. Tickets for the dinner are only available until the end of the day Wednesday from Tenacious Detail on 100th Ave. Those tickets are $65 for adults, $25 for kids aged 6-10, while kids 5 and under get in free.With more time to organize the event, Hadland said in August that the event will feature more auctions and prizes, as well as live music.Organizers Hadland and Janna Gerber have also created a foundation inspired by the Smalls. The Happily Ever After Foundation was designed to help families in the Peace Region when the unexpected happens, with the Foundation’s first fundraiser going towards helping Natalie and her family.For more information on the ball, foundation and how to purchase tickets contact Kate Hadland at (250) 263-4988 or Janna Gerber at (250) 264-7864, or message the Tenacious Detail Facebook page.last_img read more

Total 86 nominations filed in Delhi so far

first_imgNew Delhi: A total of 38 nominations were filed on Saturday for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, scheduled on May 12, taking the total to 86. Eight candidates filed their nominations from Chandni Chowk, including two independent candidates, and leaders from lesser known outfits like the Sarvhit Samaj Sewa Party and the Kanshiram Bahujan Dal. Five candidates filed nominations from northeast Delhi parliamentary constituency, including candidates from smaller parties — Republican Party Of India(A) and Satya Bahumat Party. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderNine candidates filed papers from east Delhi, out of whom two were independents. Two candidates filed their papers from New Delhi, including a woman candidate fighting as an independent. Four candidates filed their papers from northwest Delhi, including two independents. Five candidates filed their nominations from west Delhi, including an independent and candidates from lesser known outfits — Proutist Bloc India and Asankhya Samaj Party. Four candidates filed their nominations from south Delhi, including candidates from smaller parties — Hum Bhartiya Party and Mazdoor Kirayedar Vikas Party. Delhi, which has seven parliamentary constituencies, will vote on May 12 and the overall results will be declared on May 23. The seven constituencies are –New Delhi, South Delhi, West Delhi, East Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi and Chandni Chowk.last_img read more

Rainfall in South Bengal to bring respite from heat MeT

first_imgKolkata: People may get a temporary respite from the hot and humid conditions as the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted moderate to heavy shower in South Bengal in the next 24 hours.According to the weather office, a moderate-intensity thunderstorm may hit various South Bengal districts including Kolkata along with the rain. The storm will not however last for a long time. A sudden thunder shower coupled with a breeze will bring down the temperature in the city and some other South Bengal districts giving a relief to the people who are under the effect of scorching Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujasummer heat for the past few days. In the evening of April 21, the city witnessed a light rain coupled with gusty spell of wind. It had provided some relief to the city dwellers but from the next day people again felt the same discomfort. With the mercury hovering around 34-36 degree Celsius in the past couple of days, people are experiencing a sultry weather. A senior official of the Alipore Met office said that various South Bengal districts will receive a moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. The intensity of the rain may be slightly higher in the districts of Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore and Jhargarm. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”A storm with a speed of around 50 km per hour may be sweep through South Bengal along with rains. The temperature may slightly go down giving a temporary relief to the people in the city. The hot and humid condition may continue to affect the people once the rainy spell is over,” an official of the Alipore Met office said. The official also said that a cyclonic circulation formed over Chattisgarh and some cloud cells started moving towards Bengal from Jharkhand side contributing to the thunderstorms and rain across the region in 24 hours. According to the weather office prediction, the maximum temperature may soar again since warm southwesterly wind is blowing into the region. In the wake of fluctuating temperature the city doctors have urged the people to avoid spicy and restaurant foods. People are also advised to avoid direct sun light while on the road. To get some relief from the humid condition the doctors are suggesting people to wear cotton clothes.last_img read more

Music is like a way of life for me

first_imgRead to know what Jubin Nautiyal has to say about the project, his approach towards music and a lot more: Coming from a small town, what have been your aspirations from music as a career? Music has been more like a way of living life for me. Even if I was not as big as I am now, even if was working in a corporate office, I would still be singing as a hobby. So the idea of pursuing music as a profession was a generic thought. Do you follow a fixed pattern of how a song has to be sung, or try, improvise and modify it at the time of your performance? Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerWhen I go inside the studio to dub a song, I completely leave myself outside. I enter inside as a clean slate. I am not stuck on how I want to sing. Whenever I am working with composers, usually they give me a lot of freedom because they are obviously working with me for my style of singing. But I definitely try to understand how they are composing the song, how they are hearing it, which makes a lot of difference. ‘Cinema shapes the outlook of society’, do you believe it is true for music too? Do you think with music you can bring a change? Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upI believe many times music shapes the outlook of cinema. There are so many films made nowadays that are based on music. There are so many projects for which the director scores the music before going ahead with the script. So, it all goes hand in hand. Sometimes lyrics come first or the melody does. What matters is how everything blends together as a product. What’s new for the fans in your new MixTape project? This time, I have collaborated with Abhijit Vaghani and Shirley Setia. We have recreated three songs – ‘Ik Vaari’, ‘Tum Ho Toh’ and ‘Nadaan Parindey’. They all are nicely composed and we had fun shooting them. I hope my fans enjoy the presentation and music too. What do you feel about T-series’ initiative of recreating songs? I feel T-series’ MixTape is a new way to see Bollywood music all over again. In a time where recreations are enjoyed and celebrated, T-series is bringing about some songs which have had a crazy run when they were released. But again it is coming with such a different expression altogether, with different artists creating its own niche. It’s a unique concept. What are your future plans? I have always been an independent artist. So, this year I want to give some time to independent music.last_img read more

One Metric by Which the NBA Is More Popular Than the NFL

One Metric by Which the NBA Is More Popular Than the NFL

We often hear about the NFL’s dominance in the mindshare of sports fans, and it’s hard to argue with the facts and figures floating around to support this notion. Pro football has been No. 1 in the annual Harris Poll survey of Americans’ favorite sports for three consecutive decades, and the NFL’s television ratings routinely trounce those of other sports. But, curiously, I was fooling around with Google Trends, and there is at least one area in which the NFL is not crushing the opposition: Google searches.The NFL is trailing the NBA by about 5 percent since Google’s Trends search data became available in 2004.There are a lot of factors that can cloud these results, including the possibility that not all search terms are being correctly attributed to each league. This is a particular issue for “football,” which is, as you probably know, what everyone outside the U.S. calls soccer. Recent improvements to Trends make this issue less problematic, but it’s still worth mentioning.The numbers also include worldwide searches; the NBA has a large global presence (particularly in Asia), and Google is, by definition, biased toward countries with a greater number of Internet users. For what it’s worth, the NFL is still tops by quite a bit within the U.S.Even so, it’s an interesting data point about the relative global reach of America’s biggest sports leagues. If we look at things from an international perspective, the NFL is not the behemoth it usually appears to be stateside. read more