Month

August 2018
Do you smell that new $500 textbook smell? It’s the beginning of graduate school season. Perhaps you just quit your job after being there a little more than a year (because you’re a millennial and that’s how the job market works). Or maybe you’re transitioning to a part-time role because you’re a baddie who can...
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School is back in session! Even if you don’t have children, you can look at any social media platform and get all in your feelings, like KeKe, watching proud parents and loved ones send their children off to school in new clothes and kicks. Some of the kiddos even hold signs to let you know...
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I knew from the first day I entered  Greenville-Weston High School I didn’t want to be a classroom teacher for the rest of my life. This wasn’t a negative thought that accompanied first-day jitters. I’d wanted to be a teacher for years. The feeling crept in, settled down and embedded itself into my being when...
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Though school is starting back this month, learning never stops. In fact, we pride ourselves on working to improve always. One of the organizational values of The Lighthouse is self-evaluation. Our Book of Culture and Being says, in part, “we are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating ourselves, our positions and contributions.” Not long ago, this showed...
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In memoriam of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who helped us liberate our minds and bodies, groove on the dance floor, reminded us of our responsibility to community and celebrate spirituality all at the same damn time, a Spotify playlist to take you on a similar ride. And if you prefer Apple Music? Rest,...
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The name of this book is “Who Was Anne Frank?” The author of this book is Ann Abramson. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She loved her home. Everything was good until one day a man named Adolf Hitler came. Hitler was born in 1889. He wanted to become an artist but he...
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The name of my book is “Counting on Katherine.” The author of my book is Melanie Becker. This book is about Katherine Johnson. She was a mathematician, she was among the first Black women in NASA and she saved Apollo 13. She had to face many problems because she was Black and men didn’t think...
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