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Come see what it's like for both the musicians and the fans to be part of the underground DIY music scene. We will show you everything from how the musician gets heard to how the fan can find out about local DIY events. Some hotspots we will visit: Ghost Town Gallery in West Oakland, The 924 Gilman St. Project in North Berkeley, and an awesome house party in Downtown Oakland. Special thanks to Ex'pression College for Digital Arts and all of the LMW instructors! This pod was produced by Loren Barrick, Jake Birnbaum, and Ben Hailey.Come see what it's like for both the musicians and the fans to be part of the... more
Grapevine High School senior Anjali Datta holds the highest grade-point average of the 471 students graduating from Grapevine High School this year.
In fact, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD officials believe her GPA of 5.898 may be the highest in the high school's history.
It's still not enough to make her the valedictorian, which brings a one-year college scholarship from the state.
Her closest competitor's GPA is 5.64. No one disputes that she's the top student in her class numerically. The problem rests with another number entirely.
Anjali rocketed through high school in only three years.
But a school district policy states: "The valedictorian shall be the eligible student with the highest weighted grade-point average for four years of high school."
The dispute over Anjali's status as valedictorian comes down to interpretation: Does four years mean calendar years of school attendance or does it mean completing the credits it takes most students four years to earn? Grapevine High School senior Anjali Datta holds the highest grade-point average of... more
A masters student researching terrorist tactics who was arrested and detained for six days after his university informed police about al-Qaida-related material he downloaded has spoken of the "psychological torture" he endured in custody.
A masters student researching terrorist tactics who was arrested and detained for six... more
A college student apparently called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was killed but a dispatcher hung up, failed to call back and never sent police to investigate, authorities said Thursday.A college student apparently called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was... more
The founders of the Turtle Island Project believe residents of Earth are facing a Kyros moment because of the abuse of the environment.
Kairos is Greek for seizing the moment.
The Turtle Island Project promotes respect for the planet, nature, wildlife and fellow humans.
Turtle Island Project founders say we can learn a lot from Earth-based cultures like the Celts and Native Americans.
Dr. Cairns said a former of chanting called jubilation (that he demonstrates in this video) helps him focus on the problems he wants to tackle - plus demonstrates the interconnection between humans and the Earth.
TIP volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson reports
Turtle Island TV (blipTV)
Turtle Island TV (youtube)
Turtle Island (myspace)
Turtle Island Project websites/Blogs:
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society:
Solastalgia is a term by Glenn Albrecht to describe profound sadness over the effects of the long-term drought in Australia
Glenn Albrecht, environmental philosopher, University of Newcastle:
Huston Smith: Scholar, writer and a Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus Syracuse University
Species Extinction/Endangered Species
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement - Plus Graphic by Nina Paley:
Kyros (Greek) unique moment in time, gives people a platform to serve God.
Kairos (Kyros), a fullness of time, an appointed time purposed by our creator.
Kyros (KIR os): The Greek word for power that is legitimate, but limited and compassionate
Kairos’ is Greek for ‘occasion’ or ‘timing.’ Kairos is the art of seizing the moment.
Kairos, or kairotic time, refers to God's eternal time.
Kairos is the ancient Greek term that can roughly be interpreted as a rhetorical combination of understood context and proper timing.
Kairos: ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment
http://blip.tv/file/480070The founders of the Turtle Island Project believe residents of Earth are facing a... more
Hartsville Middle School principal Chris Rogers also sent the parents of all the school's students a letter on Friday with the following excerpt:
"Regardless of the origin of the book, we take the situation very seriously. The safety of our school family is always our top priority.
We treat situations like this the same as if a student called in a bomb threat or brought a weapon to school. While there may not be any serious intent to do anyone harm, we cannot and will not take that chance with our students. We will take all steps necessary to ensure our students' well-being."Hartsville Middle School principal Chris Rogers also sent the parents of all the... more
Most people have no idea how many a million is.
This video demonstrates the time and effort it takes to show how many a million actually is by creating pages and pages of dots on pieces of paper.Most people have no idea how many a million is. This video demonstrates the time... more
In 1987 Spider-Man and Mary-Jane Watson were married in Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 21. Now twenty years later their marriage has been erased as if it had never happened.In 1987 Spider-Man and Mary-Jane Watson were married in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #... more
During 2008 a solar fountain will flow - and wild flowers will bloom - in a native plants garden that has replaced the lawn at the Lutheran Campus Ministry "Lothlorien" house for students at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
An interfaith "Blessing of the Garden" ceremony included chanting, incense and other religious traditions from several faith communities.
Earth Keeper Initiative volunteer media advisor Greg Peterson has the story.
The producers thank Lutheran Campus Ministry student leader Sarah Swanson, NMU sophomore from Rapid River, MI for her videography and photography talents that helped make this video possible
(Marquette, Michigan) - In the spring of 2008 a solar fountain will flow and flowers will bloom in a northern Michigan native plants garden nurtured by university students that was blessed by a Buddhist head priest and a Lutheran pastor
A "Blessing of the Garden" ceremony was held in October 2007 at Lothlorien - the Northern Michigan University Lutheran Campus Ministry house near Lake Superior.
A heavy rain poured the entire day almost causing the ceremony to be moved inside, but the sun came out for 20 minutes and the rain resumed just as the blessing and a tour were completed.
Performing the blessing was Rev. Jon Magnuson, director of Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) at Northern Michigan University (NMU) in Marquette, MI; and Rev. Tesshin Paul Lehmberg, head priest of Lake Superior Zendo, a Zen Buddhist temple.
The Lothlorien lawn has been turned into a native plants garden that includes rocks from three of the Great Lakes.
The LCM house name, Lothlorien, comes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The garden includes Michigan plants and others from the Boreal border regions of the northern United States including Black Eye Susan, aster, dogbane, bluestem, and Sensitive fern.
Prayers, incense, bells, and chants were part of the ceremony that included a tour of the garden by NMU Student Michael Joko Rotter, a member of Lake Superior Zendo.
"Lothlorien is a magical kingdom part of what Tolkien called Middle-earth - where time passes differently," said Rev. Jon Magnuson, a Lutheran pastor, who founded the NMU EarthKeeper Student Team. Many of the campus ministry students belong to the interfaith NMU EK Student Team.
"Our natural native plants landscaping - our Lothlorien garden - is a sign of a new way of living with the world," Magnuson said. "It honors the indigenous and native plants of our region."
"Lothlorien came into being first as a song," Rev. Magnuson said. "The garden will be a haven for birds and other small creatures."
"The fountain represents the water of Lake Superior and the waters of our baptism," Magnuson said.
The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donated $1,600.
"Students are involved - and we like to support things that young people are going to be enthusiastically involved in like this native plants garden," said Judy Quirk, president of the Thrivent central U.P. chapter.
A fountain in the garden is going to be converted to solar power in the spring of 2008 and the sun will charge a battery allowing the water to flow in cloudy weather.
"We hope this will inspire people to learn the benefits that native plants have, such as requiring a third less water, and no pesticides or fertilizers," said Rotter.
Rotter said the "garden represents the hope of the future."
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Lake Superior Interfaith Communication Network:
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans:
http://www.thrivent.comDuring 2008 a solar fountain will flow - and wild flowers will bloom - in a native... more
This is the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival (GPSFF).
We are a student-run festival entirely geared towards helping college filmmakers gain exposure and network.
Check out our website for more details about submitting films or coming to see the festival on March 28th. You can also view past winners' films on our website.
Currently we are have a video ad contest with a 1 year Subscription to Netflix for the winner. Visit the website for details.
www.gpsff.comThis is the Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival (GPSFF). We are a... more
Italian police are trawling facebook for Meredith Kercher's killer after an autopsy revealed that the victim may have had sex, but was not raped, before being killed last week.Italian police are trawling facebook for Meredith Kercher's killer after an... more
Rob Shuck is a 30-year-old college student -- he's been in college for 13 years and has no intentions of graduating any time soon. He attends Cornell University and has become something of a legend on campus. He lives in the basement of his frat house, parties like a wild teenager, and generally lives the life of a kid a decade younger.Rob Shuck is a 30-year-old college student -- he's been in college for 13 years... more