SCIL kids do a double take
LIBERTY, NY What better way for the Sullivan County Interacademic League (SCIL) to kick off its 2005-06 season than by tapping into kids creative interpretation in writing, music and art? This years opening meet, dubbed Double Take, held at Hanofee Park, was the brainchild of Monticello English teacher Peter Weinman.
Students from Fallsburg, Monticello, Liberty, Tri-Valley, Eldred, Sullivan West, Livingston Manor and Roscoe were divided into teams and sent off to various bucolic sites in the park to tap into their knowledge of writers, artists and singers. Their mission was to create original pieces in one of the three media that mirrored the style of renowned professionals in their given field.
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Waiting for the perfect storm (of protest)
By SKIP MENDLER
Forces of nature: the shifting of the plates in the earths crust, the changing of the leaves, the lines of migrating birds that will soon fill our skies.
As I write these words, two other forces of nature are on the move. The powerful winds of Hurricane Rita are swirling inland—and across the country, multitudes of protesters are streaming towards Washington, DC and other major cities to demand a withdrawal of our military presence in Iraq.
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