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05 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

New Media – SOS_Slaves – Game for Sands of Silence

This week I had the opportunity to give what little insight I had on a gaming project for the documentary Sands of Silence, produced by activist film-maker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. It is a first-person role-playing game where the gamer assumes the character of a girl from either Africa, Nepal or Mexico and is taken through the […]

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18 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

English Proficiency Test? Stop this Insanity.

“Someone told me I should have put English as my first language when I registered for school,” Phanachone said. “But I refused. I will not deny who I am. And I will not disrespect my culture or my mother.” An Iowa high school student who speaks and understands English perfectly has been declared ‘illiterate’ as […]

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29 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Donate-a-book – Children in Fiji Need Our Help

Ok, this is my little way of helping the underprivileged children in Fiji — I am sort of limited in what I can do for now but hopefully that changes in 3-5 years. I went to the best schools while I grew up in Fiji so the fact that some students did not have access […]

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30 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Casting Your Answer Sheet as a 'Ballot' for Rejection doesn't Work

What am I talking about? This question propped up during one of my torturous LSAT review sessions: Q: In order to avoid causing inadvertent harm to their neighbors, householders ought to evade politely or refuse to answer a stranger’s questions unless the stranger provides some proof of being a government official pursuing official inquiries, in […]

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21 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Border No Boundary for Some Students

Students from a school in the Roma Independent School District cross the Miquel Aleman Bridge from Mexico into the United States. The Monitor photos by Gabe Hernandez A student walks across the Miguel Aleman Bridge from Mexico to the United States with her guardian to attend a school in the Roma Independent School District. A […]

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