Warning: You’ll never want to come home.
I read of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees’ decision in Thursday morning’s Daily Pilot [“11 expelled in CdM cheating episode,” Jan. 30].
Of course I support this decision. These students had zero conscience and were out to beat the system without having to study and work hard to meet those goals.
My concern is mostly with the position expressed by Newport Harbor High School student, Isabel Jorgensen: I wouldn’t want this pack of cheats transferred to my high school either. It is as if NHHS is so much the lesser school that they wouldn’t mind taking in the sanctioned cheaters.
Traveling is an education in itself, but unfortunately it is an undervalued experience when compared to football, math clubs, and debate teams. There are schools that offer a semester in France or England. Yet, for those seeking to step outside of their box, there are companies such as Semester at Sea who offer students opportunities to continue their studies in countries such as Egypt, Sweden, Japan, or Costa Rica.
11 year old Bella will spend 115 days traveling the world with Semester at Sea alongside her faculty grandparents.
The MV Explorer will spend for days at the Ocean Terminal in Scotland as part of the itinerary on the summer 2014 voyage.
One Virginia Tech professor has become renowned for his class that’s so popular, it’s standing room only inside McBryde Hall.
Fisher is a Fulbright scholar recipient, receiving a grant to teach English to students in South Korea. He was inspired to apply for a Fulbright after his world travels with Semester at Sea while he was a student at Pitt.
Partway through their Semester at Sea study abroad experience, Cornell students praise the program’s ability to bring students together and provide real-world experience.
With most college application deadlines now past, Brandon Hill offers advice to anxious high school seniors.
Michael Burrafato writes a Letter to the Editor about his experience on the fall 2013 Semester at Sea voyage.
The MV Explorer is set setting sail to Scotland this summer, spending four days at the Ocean Terminal in Greenock.
Possession and magic aren’t merely superstitions, they’re social realities.