• Holidays

    The Celebration of Kwanzaa

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    Have you wondered what the Kwanzaa celebration involves? Kwanzaa, the African American harvest and annual holiday, is a weeklong celebration from December 26 through January 1. Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, founded Kwanzaa in 1966. According to history.com, Karenga wanted to unite the African-American community,…

  • Community

    Teachers

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    “Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things.” – Anonymous It is back to school time, again. Parents are busy preparing their children for the academic year, while holding on to the last days of summer vacation. It is a time of anxious anticipation and excitement. Parents are busy making…

  • Community

    COMMUNICATION Breakdown

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    Everywhere you look you see someone using a cell phone. Whether it is a “snap chatting” millennial or an older adult searching Google for information, our attachment to the cell phone is evident. Cell phones are now a major means of communication, and in the last six years, the demographics have skyrocketed. Moreover, cell phones…

  • Lifestyle

    National Ice Cream Month… What’s Your Flavor

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    Is there anything more irresistible on a hot summer day than a cool and creamy ice cream cone? Not that you need another reason to indulge, but July is officially National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day. The Ancient Greeks may have invented the first ice cream,…

  • Holidays

    The History of Father’s Day

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    “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare. Father’s Day is a time to celebrate fatherhood and give thanks for the significant male role models in one’s life. Although not as old a tradition as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has its own unique history. The first Father’s Day may be…

  • Community, Education

    Teacher to study the Polar Ice Caps

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    Adeena Teres, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Springs, is going on the trip of a lifetime. She will be traveling with “PolarTREC” to explore the polar ice caps in Greenland. PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a company devoted to providing polar research-based travel opportunities to educators in…

  • Community, Holidays

    The History of Passover

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    Passover, Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the most important holidays in Judaism. Observed annually by Jewish people around the world, Passover is the first of the spring holidays and occurs during Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew lunar calendar. Passover: A Celebration of Freedom and Renewal The week-long holiday begins with a Seder,…

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