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Oct
28
2020

Articles by Guest Contributor :: Page 2

  • Film explores ‘moral injury’ vets face

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, or NAMI CGM, will be screening “Almost Sunrise,” a film that explores the effects of mental illness and moral injury on veterans, on Saturday, Nov. 9. The free screening will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Clubs get students abuzz at Antioch

    Antioch has a centuries-long history of student-run endeavors, and with the first quarter of 2019 underway, more and more Independent Groups have begun popping up.

  • News from the past — September & October 2019

    News from the past — September & October 2019

  • Elli Sparks speaks at Glen Helen— Lobbying for climate solutions

    Sparks will be speaking in Yellow Springs on Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Vernet Ecology Center at Glen Helen. The event is free and the subject of her discussion is how the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, or CCL, works to lobby elected officials to act on behalf of the environment, and to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Inside Collaborative Community — The power of positive stories

    The YS Community Foundation Encore Miller Fellows helped support the Courageous Conservations series, organized by The 365 Project and the Yellow Springs Havurah to address issues of race. Here, one local group met earlier this year. From left is David Seitz, Vivian Markley, Kirk Weigand, Megan Bachman, Mori Rothman, Karen McKee, Moya Shea, Marianne MacQueen, Lauren Heaton (obscured), and Locksley Orr. Also participating in the group was Rich Bullock and Encore Miller Fellow Jalyn Roe, who co-facilitated with MacQueen. A new round of Courageous Conversations is starting up in the fall. Those interested in participating should contact Encore Miller Fellow Len Kramer at len2654@gmail.com, or 937-572-4840. (Submitted photo)

    In the fall of 2018, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation hired four individuals to help enhance connections and opportunities for interaction among our community students, seniors and nonprofits. I joined the others late in November, especially to help the group focus on stories and creative endeavors.

  • Sea Dogs make a splash at championships

    Sea Dog swimmer Natalie Galarza butterflied during the 200-meter individual medley race at the league championships last week. Galarza placed fourth in the event. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    The Sea Dogs had an amazing season this year. This was an exciting summer, with lots of young and new swimmers.

  • Little Art shows ‘Strangelove’

    Still from Dr. Strangelove, "in the war room." (Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons)

    An unhinged general with his finger on the button, ordering a nuclear strike on Eastern Europe? In 2019?

  • Classroom climate — How do YSHS students learn?

    One factor that impacts student learning is the physical environment. Many survey respondents stated that the type of seating arrangement helps them learn, and that they mainly preferred classroom seats arranged in u-shapes (left) or in clusters, and not in rows (right). (Photos by Olivia snoddy)

    In education, presenting information is only half the battle. The classroom environment, both physical and social, and the way information is presented also has an impact on student learning.

  • A YSHS/news collaboration: Motivation and distraction in school

    Photo by Olivia snoddy

    When looking at problems at Yellow Springs High School, it’s hard not see the distraction and lack of motivation among students.

  • A YSHS/news collaboration: YSHS lunches get mixed reviews

    At lunchtime at YSHS this spring, left, Sumayah Chappelle looked optimistic about her lunch, while Alexis Longshaw and Romel Phillips didn’t appear to be pleased with their meals. (Photos by Sokhna Sene)

    As part of John Day’s Psychology/Sociology class at YSHS, I investigated school lunches for an assignment looking at school issues.