Tag Archives: Teachers

Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful thinking. But soon, they realized their beloved advisor …

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Fulfilling New Year’s resolutions

While many New Year’s resolution-makers find it difficult to meet their goals, five tips below offer ways to make short-term goals into effective lifestyle changes “I want to get a six pack,” said senior Catherine Dustrude with a smile on her face. “I just have a desire to be fit and …

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The importance of dialogue

The need for open communication in educational, faith communities raises the question of whether environment or personal factors hinder valuable conversations “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker,” said early 20th century American politician Chauncey Depew. “Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear …

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