Taft students shower Telfair Elementary in gifts, holiday spirit

Sitting cross-legged in rows along the classroom carpet, second-graders at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima squealed in unison to find festively wrapped gifts in their lap, hand delivered by Santa’s elves from the North Pole. Yet the elves were actually 60 towering teens from Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills who had collected almost 1,000 gifts for Friday’s fourth-annual holiday event with Telfair, a fellow LA Unified campus that has taken a spotlight after widespread reports of st...
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On Blogs in the Social Media Age

Twitter Defector Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds, known online as Instapundit, published an op-ed in USA Today about why he recently quit Twitter. He didn’t hold back, writing: “[I]f you set out to design a platform that would poison America’s discourse and its politics, you’d be hard pressed to come up with something more destructive than Twitter.” What really caught my attention, however, is when Reynolds begins discussing the advantages of the blogosphere as compared to walled garden so...
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5 Things to Consider Before Living with a Friend

Having a roommate isn't easy; having a roommate who is your best friend may be even harder.When you picture the perfect roommate, it’s likely someone who has similar taste in movies, music, and fashion to you. Someone who is always clean but doesn’t mind when you’re messy. Someone who makes communication easy and likes to have fun with you. But most importantly, your ideal roommate is your best friend. Is living with your best friend a good idea? Although it may seem like the perfect scenario --...
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Green River College’s fine for campus safety violations reduced to $250,000

The federal campus safety violations occurred during a moment of chaotic leadership churn for the community college in Auburn.
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Oral History and Writing the Business History of Emerging Markets

Oral history is a valuable resource to explore how businesses developed and functioned in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, regions with a growing share of global economic activity and the majority of the world’s population. While oral history is not uncritical, it provides openings for opinions, voices, and judgements on events on which there was often silence. [Author: by Geoffrey Jones and Rachael Comunale]
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How J.R.R. Tolkien Influenced Classic Rock & Metal: A Video Introduction

The influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on metal is so wide and deep it has become almost cliché. There are countless Tolkien-themed songs, albums, band names, and an entire subgenre of Tolkien metal in which the fantasy master's work has become “the foundation,” as Loudwire writes, that such bands “have built their persona upon.” After all, “the doomy hellscape of Mordor is a setting that rivals hell itself, making it the perfect fodder for lyrical brutality.” Of course, there’s more to the fas...
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Cambridge gives role to academic accused of racist stereotyping

University professors among hundreds who objected to grant of research job to Noah CarlUniversity of Cambridge professors and academics from around the world have attacked the appointment of a social scientist whose work they say has stoked “racist, xenophobic, fascist and anti-immigration rhetoric”.A letter protesting about the appointment of Noah Carl to a prestigious research fellowship at St Edmund’s College claims that Carl’s work focuses on “academically discredited lines of inquiry” invol...
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How to Dress for a Teacher Conference or Advisor Meeting

Whether you're meeting with an advisor in college or attending a teacher conference in high school, here's how to dress. Here's a guide to dressing for another one of those tricky scenarios. Most of the time, teacher conferences are informal but you still are in a school setting so it’s important that you are still presentable. Whether you’re at the teacher conference or advisor meeting by yourself or if you are in high school and have your parent with you, appearance is extremely important.Her...
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The Strange History of Smooth Jazz: The Music We All Know and Love … to Hate

It’s the most unloved and derided of music genres, but the history of Smooth Jazz is not as bad as you might think. In another chapter of Vox’s excellent Earworm series (see Chapter 1 here and Chapter 2 here), Estelle Caswell explores the rise and fall of this modern day elevator music and asks if it’s worth reconsidering. The undisputed star of smooth jazz has to be the “Songbird” himself, the frizzy-hair be-coifed Kenny G. (The only part of the video I took issue with is when one fan i...
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All the Stores Having Major Sales & Deals This Weekend

Here's where to shop to save money on your holiday gifts this weekend. Aeropostale is offering 60-70% off throughout the store through 12/9.Charlotte Russe will give you dresses for BOGO $10 in store and online through 12/9 at 3am.Coach is offering up to 50% off select styles plus free shipping with code FREESHIP for a limited time.Forever 21 will give you 15% off your regular price purchase with code VIPMYSTERY15 through 12/9.Gap is offering 40% off your purchase with code WINTERFUN through 12...
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Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their deathIn November 2018 Imperial College Business School announced that its students will be the first in the world to have live lectures delivered to them via hologram.Just a month before that, it was announced that Amy Winehouse would be going on tour in 2019. The singer, who died seven years ago, will appear on stage as a h...
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Movie Accent Expert Analyzes 31 Actors Playing Other Famous People: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan, and More

Well-known figures' voices are often as distinctive as their thousand-watt smiles and influential hairdos. While there is some evidence as to the accents and idiosyncratic speech patterns of such historical heavy hitters as Thomas Edison, Florence Nightingale, and Harry Houdini, technological improvements have really upped the ante for those charged with impersonating real life people from the mid 20th-century onward. Natalie Portman had to sustain her Jackie Kennedy impersonation fo...
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2,000 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in December: Enroll Today

FYI. 2,000 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of December MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from The History of Rock: Part 1, offered by the  University of Rochester. The Modern World: Global History since 1910 - University of Virginia on Coursera - De...
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Wisconsin Watchlist: Gravy, Semba, Steamchain, OnCourse, GenoPalate

Time to catch up on recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Madison-based Gravy snagged the first investment from Rock River Capital Partners, which recently closed its debut fund. Rock River partner Andy Walker told Xconomy the venture funding round for Gravy totaled about $2 million. Other investors in the deal included MSA Capital, a Chinese firm that invests in “social e-commerce” companies, according to a press release.When Xconomy profiled Gravy last year, the company was ...
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