For a journalist, there are at times stories that go beyond columns and minutes and have a life that needs hundreds of pages to be told. Journalist Beth Macy of Roanoke found such a story in the Factory Man.
A group of Academics from Kurdistan, visiting Virginia Tech for 3 weeks this month, has watched from afar as their homeland faces attack by ISIS militants.
The group is here studying higher education practices and principles in order to bring them back to their home universities. It’s funded by the U.S. State Department and the Iraqi Embassy. When they left home, Kurdistan was in peace.
Nan Marshall and her daughter Helen Broder think the nation has lost its way when it comes to manners. Cell phones, e-mails and text messaging all beg for new rules of conduct. So these two gentile ladies of the South set out to offer guidance with help from America’s original gentleman.
Nan Marshall is a retired teacher who noticed a paucity of good manners in her midst. Daughter Helen Broder was a sports agent who thought Americans needed a little coaching when it came to courtesy.
If you think back to middle school, chances are you remember some of the cool kids - those who looked older, dated sooner, drank, and got into trouble. They were the popular students, but a new study from the University of Virginia provides an important lesson for everyone else - the popular kids rarely stay that way.
“They’re teen royalty!”
It’s been ten years since the movie Mean Girls showed just how hard adolescence can be - with the cool kids lording it over their classmates.