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  • Word’s Worth Stephanie Wade on permaculture, asking questions, and the zombie culture of conventional educationby Hannah KreitzerIf there is one point of common ground between all Unity College students, it’s arguably our call to learn outside the traditional classroom setting: to go outside and get our hands dirty, be it in sediment, stream water or deer blood. Writing is not a subject that seems aligned with that kind of learning; it calls up associations of grammar rules and hours hunched over textbooks. Yet Stephanie Wade, Unity’s new Director of Writing, has a different vision of her subject, and its value for Unity students. In a recent email exchange, she described the link she sees between permaculture (defined by ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2011, 5:27 PM by Northern Lights
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SGA Column

SGA Column

  • The Pet Policy Put to Sleep by Ryan Morrison, Edited by Jake McGinleyMany of the students, faculty and staff of the Unity College campus community have a great passion for animals. A large portion of the student population is majoring in Captive Wildlife Care and Education with plans of working directly with animals.  Regardless of degree programs, students all over campus are interested in having pets allowed on campus. With the current Pet Policy, the request of campus wide pets cannot be fulfilled.Last year there was discussion focused on the current pet policy because students, as well as faculty and staff, wanted to see adjustments to the pet policy so animal companions could be allowed on campus. Thus, a Pet Policy Committee was formed ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2011, 5:29 PM by Northern Lights
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Sustainability Column

Sustainability Column

  • If not us, then who By Kristie M. SmithSustainability: What does it mean to you? Time and time again we see the words, “Go Green,” “Environmentally Friendly,” and “Energy Efficient.” Do you really know what those slogans mean? Do the companies who use them in advertising know what they mean?  Do any of us really follow these ideas?Let us take a journey back to the days before the industrial revolution and take a look around. We see small acre family farms, lanterns in the windows, and spring houses in backyards that keep milk and other perishable food cold. This community lived well for not having electricity or energy star appliances. “What about heat,” you may ask. Well, the answer is in the wood ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2011, 5:30 PM by Northern Lights
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