Written by Benjamin Bonython on June 2, 2012.
The two most hated coaches in college football: the guy in charge of your biggest rival and Randy Edsall. The first coach depends on your allegiance Auburn fans hate Nick Saban, while the Crimson Tide faithful return the favor with Gene Chizik; U.C.L.A. fans still hold Pete Carroll in contempt; Arizona and Arizona State fans are still learning about Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez, respectively, but both fan bases hate what they’ve seen thus far. Every fan base, even parts of Maryland’s own fan base, hates Randy Edsall. Casual fans hate Edsall. Plugged-in fans hate Edsall. They hate his demeanor. They hate his my-way-or-the-highway style. They hate how he drove off a fifth of Maryland’s roster. They hate how he stymied Danny O’Brien’s transfer before pulling back on the throttle. They hate how he took nine-win Maryland and turned it into two-win Maryland. Hate, hate, hate. Edsall’s
How does plant ethics relate to veganism?
Michael Marder: Plant ethics shares with veganism a strong commitment to justice, which is to say, to the reduction of violence humans perpetrate against other living beings. It is by no means a threat to or an invalidation of veganism. Rather, plant ethics is an open invitation to fine-tune our dietary practices in keeping with the philosophical and botanical considerations of what plants are, what they are capable of, and what our relation to them should be.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau made a useful distinction between perfection and perfectibility, arguing that the latter defines human beings. If veganism considers its moral bases to be perfectible, it will, I believe, admit plant ethics into its midst.
Written by Benjamin Bonython on May 29, 2012.
ROYAL PALM BEACH – Two teams from Palm Beach County and one from Broward County – Atlantic Northeast and Palm Beach Gardens – have accepted invitations to fill out the field in the seventh annual Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 Championship on Saturday, June 9th.
The invitation-only tournament, which traditionally features many of the top programs in the state, will be held at The King’s Academy, Evans’ alma mater.
The trio will join 13 other teams, including reigning Class 8A champion Tampa Plant and Class 8A runner-up Miramar, who had previously accepted invitations to participate in one of the premier summer 7-on-7 tournaments in the country.
The Heath Evans Foundation 7-on-7 Championship, presented by Hulett Environmental, provides a glimpse at almost 100 major college prospects.
The talented field includes several teams who advanced deep into the 2011 FHSAA playoffs, including Dwyer, a Class 7A semifinalist; Miami Central, the Class 6A finalist, and Miami Booker T. Washington,
I had the privilege of seeing Les Miserables at Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Thursday night.
I’ve seen Les Miz probably eight times, starting with the original Broadway cast more than two decades ago and, more recently, at two other high schools. I saw (and wrote about for the Inquirer) the first-ever production of the adapted scholastic version at Truman High School in Bristol.
In some ways – particularly in the raw emotional power of watching a young, extremely talented, multi-racial cast interpret this classic work about oppression and justice, love, and redemption – CAPA’s Les Miz was as good as any of them.
But, speaking of justice, this incredible show almost didn’t happen.
The School District’s budget crisis has put us here: The city’s premiere showcase school for performing arts cannot afford to do performing arts without private donations. In
I WISH I’D KNOWN THAT IN COLLEGE Your time as an undergrad has the potential to be incredibly fun, rewarding, and life changing in ways you may not yet even imagine–that is, if you play your cards right and take full advantage of what your university has to offer. Sadly, very few students ever learn the secret handshake of how to make the most of their college years.
For undergrads hoping their tuition will pay off, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE is very helpful. Di
DeKalb is even considering eliminating pre-k to address its $70 million deficit.
More depressing school news today in the AJC about DeKalbs efforts to address its $70 million deficit:
The DeKalb County School District is facing its worst budget in recent memory, so officials are weighing wholesale elimination of programs, including pre-kindergarten, magnet school transportation and Montessori schools.
Were putting everything on the table, said Jesse Jay Cunningham, a school board member who serves on the boards budget committee. The committee got a long list of possible cuts at a meeting Monday, along with a picture of the potential for new revenue $29 million if the board raises the property tax rate by two mills.
Last week, Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson revealed that the school district faces a $73 million deficit.