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Children at Goessel Elementary Plant Kitchen Garden

This heartwarming article was posted by Jeff Guy in The

Students from Goessel Elementary recently  harvested 83 pounds of garden produce to be served in the school cafeteria.   COURTESY IMAGE

Eager first graders from Barb Goering’s class at Goessel Elementary picked ripened, dirt-covered carrots and tomatoes that had grown from seeds they, themselves, planted in a garden outside the school.
Each grade from K through 5 has its own section of the school garden. Pam Abrahamson, coordinator of the school’s garden project, guides the kids in their horticultural activity. Continue reading

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Millennials Meet to “reRoute” Our Economy

Keith Harrington

By: : Huffington Post

In case you missed it, this past spring students at over a dozen universities and colleges across North America gathered on their campuses to lay the foundations of a new millennial-led movement for economic system change. This month, these leaders will take a good hard look at the next strategic steps for their emerging movement when they converge at New York University from July 19 – 21 for the New Economic Institute’s “reRoute: Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy.”

From climate and clean-energy advocacy, to poverty and migrant rights, contemporary campuses know no shortage of organizing initiatives aimed at addressing the myriad symptoms of our ailing political-economic system. Yet despite these essential efforts, we’ve yet to see the emergence of any major initiatives focused on confronting the root cause of these symptomatic problems: the very structure of our economic system itself.

This is where the reRoute convergence comes in. Like the series of student summits that preceded it, reRoute aims to serve as a catalyst for the growth of a continent-wide network of student and youth leaders dedicated to promoting policies, practices and ideas that can transform our economy into a truly democratic, equitable and ecologically-sustainable system. Continue reading

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Art and Science Unite at Stanford

By Angela Hayes, Peninsula Press

An excerpt from this article is below. Read the full story on the Peninsula Press.

Once emphatically separated from each other, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and art are connecting in exciting and enlightening ways. Stanford University, known for its strong science and engineering programs, is part of this trend. An increasing number of classes and exhibits at Stanford fuse the two fields, and students and faculty are developing new ways to showcase their artistically scientific works.

Now wrapping up its third year, the Senior Reflection in Biology course invites students to combine their artistic talents with their scientific interests. In this year-long class, students gain insight from mentors and workshop groups and create capstone projects. Final products range from paintings and sculptures to films and spoken poetry.