This is a classic Independent piece by Griffin Dean, from our first semester of publishing, way back in spring, 2010. I thought I would add it to the front page to round out our offerings this spring, our seventh semester of publishing. Other articles of interest can be found in the archives. A nice history [...]Full article: Edward Durrell Stone’s Unfinished Vision…
I appreciate the efforts on the part of your paper to inform the community about the upcoming Wellness Week; however, I’d like to make some clarifications. Wellness Weeks are planned and facilitated by a strong and large Wellness committee led by Tori Tilson with support from me as co-chair. The committee is a different group [...]Full article: Letters: Wellness Week
As those who keep in touch with New England news may already be aware of, there is a stir of controversy and debate over Cushing Academy’s recent move toward an electronic library. The well funded private high school in Ashburnham, MA, has been featured in local TV news programs and major newspapers with images of [...]Full article: Feature: What Landmark Can Learn from Cushing Academy
Many of today’s Olympic athletes hold in common certain behavioral and attitude characteristics that seem to give them an edge in competition. Qualities such as hyperactivity, hyper-focus, creative thinking, restlessness, impulsivity, enjoyment from ‘unnecessary’ risk taking, and many other possible traits that manifest from AD/HD, ADD, and dyslexia, have long been defined with negative connotations, [...]Full article: Opinion: An Olympic Quality Disability
The weekend gives a Landmark student many options for using their time. They can go on a jaunt to Brattleboro or Keene on Saturday, go to the mall on Sunday, or utilize the many facilities on campus. The one thing that makes the weekends difficult here are the food service hours over the weekend. The [...]Full article: Weekend Food Options: Where’s the Beef?
As writers for the “Independent”, we seem to get a frequently repeated question: “If the paper’s reviewed by the faculty, how is it independent?” To be completely honest, we are still figuring that out, but while we decide just how independent we are and should be, we thought it would be in everyone’s interest to [...]Full article: Editorial: Is The Independent “Independent”
The Cove is a very powerful environmental documentary, from Executive Producer Jim Clark, and Director Louie Psihoyos, a National Geographic photographer and diver known for underwater camera work and for bringing attention to the decline of natural water resources and sea habitats. The project was organized and inspired by the activist activities of Ric O’Barry, [...]Full article: Review of “The Cove”