GENERAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Addressing Youth Violence In America’s Schools Find out about professional development initiatives that can create safer schools. In Focus: Violence Prevention Archives From The Guidance Channel Zine Find helpful advice on preventing youth violence through this collection of articles from The Guidance Channel online magazine. Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Explore the roles of schools, … Read more

STUDENTS AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: What is SAVE? A: SAVE is a student-initiated program that promotes nonviolence within schools and communities. SAVE provides education about the effects and consequences of violence and helps provide safe activities for students, parents and communities. Q: What is the history of SAVE? A: Angela Bynum, a student, and Gary Weart, … Read more

Those “Free” Remote Learning Apps Have a High Cost

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged our nation and world has had many jarring moments. For parents and their children, one of those came with the mass closing of our schools. Tens of millions of children faced having their educations grind to a halt, including 1.1 million children in New York City’s public schools … Read more

Shuttlecocks! Badminton booted from the PAC

The badminton players on campus are up in arms over what they believe is adminstration keeping them from half the playable surfaces at the UW athletic centres. We haven’t heard anything to confirm the details, but the word goes that the school is planning on replacing all the floors in the PAC gymnasiums. And when … Read more

$1-million gift from 3M allows UW to install innovative inventory system

The University of Waterloo is about to become the first academic institution in North America to use a new inventory and security system from 3M. The university and the company are today announcing a $1-million gift-in-kind involving 3M’s One Tag radio frequency identification (RFID) system. RFID technology is a relatively new concept in the management … Read more

Robert McDougal of Orange County Reviews His Three Favorite Free Online Resources for ESL Students

 Robert McDougal twitter.com Part of learning English as a second language (ESL) is listening to it being spoken. In a previous article, Robert McDougal of Orange County talked about the different methods a new learner could listen to English being spoken, such as in meetings, on television, on podcasts, on the radio. Here, Robert McDougal of Orange County outlines … Read more

The College Admission Essay Experience: How I Survived And Thrived

I have always considered myself a fairly ambitious individual, someone who thrived in the scholastic environment and actually enjoyed writing papers and reading books. So when I approached the college admissions process, I was fairly confident. I was the first to get my recommendation letters, the first to mail my transcripts, the first fill out … Read more

Honesty is the Best Policy in the College Admission Essay

One of the most important characteristics of an exceptional college admission essay is honesty. Be real. The old adage ‘be yourself’ could not be more true in this case. The admissions boards of your prospective colleges will literally read thousands of these essays. They can spot an insincerity at twenty paces. In other words, don’t … Read more