October 2002

greenspun.com : LUSENET : Diversity coalitions : One Thread

News and views for October

-- Anonymous, October 01, 2002


non-nutritious filler to bump topic to front page

-- Anonymous, October 01, 2002

Reading the Freeman of late, I am so proud to say I supported the candidates I did. It is obvious that because of them, the healing has begun. Thank you. So many will now benefit.

-- Anonymous, October 02, 2002

Just a quick hello..not much to rant and rave about these days...nice break from an ugly past. Love to all. Tobe

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2002

Yes, hello to all.

I'm writing to say I agree with those who say if school is closed then activities should be closed.

Mr. Ahouse expressed that students are not being discriminated against when sports practices are held on religious holidays, as students are told in advance that there will be no adverse consequences if they choose to observe their holiday instead of attending practice. While this comment may seem innocuous at first, more needs to be considered since these players are certainly faced with adverse consequences, even if not intended.

Let's remember that practices serve to develop and enhance one's skill level. If most team members are improving their skills while others are absent for religious observance, an unfair team advantage develops. We also know that rosters of "starting line-ups/first strings" are created as a result of skills displayed during practices. Therefore, those who are excused for religious observance again miss out on the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and ultimately to play as much as they could otherwise (if at all) during interscholastic games. Considering all this information, a protocol of continuing to practice on religious holidays would in fact be discriminatory.

-- Anonymous, October 09, 2002

I amend my last contribution to say that practices during extended holiday vacations certainly seem appropriate.

-- Anonymous, October 23, 2002

Moisture UNDER the most recent addition (60s) of the Ryan Building? Imagine that...(ref: my September posting). Glad to read that the building's condition is being fully disclose

-- Anonymous, December 26, 2002

I'll start a 2003 thread, see if I can get that article pasted in there.

-- Anonymous, December 28, 2002

Moderation questions? read the FAQ