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Feb 12th

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Student stands up against genocide

Student stands up against genocideWorld Without Genocide, a human rights organization located at William Mitchell College of Law, hosted the second annual Summer Institute for high school students from August 14-16 in St. Paul. The three-day program, Children of Genocide: The Holocaust, Rwanda, and Darfur, focused on the children that suffer from genocide – as child soldiers, victims, survivors, and refugees – and the connection between genocide and the prevalence of hate and violence in our communities and around the world.
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Back-to School Part III: Busara: Practical Wisdom for Healthy Development

Kids do not go to school just to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. They also go to school to learn how to be socially well by getting along with others. Just think of it. There are a lot of smart people who lose jobs simply because they do not know how to work well with others.

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Black Greeks show unity at Pan-Hellenic picnic

Black Greeks show unity at Pan-Hellenic picnic

Members of all nine historically Black Greek organizations came out for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship during the Twin Cities Greek Picnic.

Pictured: Greek unity. Simon Ndely (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), Anthony Hines (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.), James Burroughs (Omega Psi Phi), Lindsay Benjamin (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.) and Nakeisha Ferguson (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.) gather at the Twin Cities Greek Picnic.

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Kevin Warren hosts backpack giveaway at Lucy Craft Laney

Kevin Warren hosts backpack giveaway at Lucy Craft Laney

A new school year has started in the Twin Cities.

Pictured: Vikings Vice President Kevin Warren (top left) and his family donated backpacks filled with school supplies to the students of Lucy Craft Laney Community. The donation is part of a broader commitment to the school by the Warren family and the MN Vikings. Also pictured is Vikings Mascot Viktor and former Vikings Punter Greg Coleman (top right).

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Busara: Practical Wisdom for Academic Success

Back-to School Part II

In Swahili, the word for “common sense” is Busara. Busara refers to the need to make knowledge usable, practical and applicable to the everyday lives of the learner. Good teachers really know how to make learning fun and meaningful to their students. I think it is because excellent educators believe that all children have the capacity to excel and have the right to dream.
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LoveWorks Academy Drum and Drill Team in motion

LoveWorks Academy Drum and Drill Team in motion

Watching LoveWorks Academy’s In Motion Drill and Dance Team and TKO Drum Line perform is awe-inspiring.

You ask yourself, “How do they do it?” You say, “They’re so young, yet they perform so well, they don’t make any mistakes. How do they do it?”

The answer, of course, is practice, enthusiasm, and a dedicated coach and parent directors.

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Tackling the bullying epidemic head on

Parents of the 13 million children who suffer from an acute bullying problem can now find solutions at their fingertips. A Team Up to Stop Bullying campaign was launched recently to address America's bullying issue, which spikes as students return to classrooms and playgrounds. Team Up to Stop Bullying is the first solutions- and service-based anti-bullying coalition striving to provide immediate solutions that parents and schools can implement today.

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