May 12, 2015
WE AGAIN find ourselves contending with the aftermath of an attack fueled by abusive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. As an American Muslim, I am both saddened and confused by the frequency with which events like this are taking place around the world. To the Muslims engaging in these acts of violence, I say that we should respond to abusive cartoons by following the example set by the Prophet Muhammad, who repeatedly tolerated abuse and responded with love. To the groups who continue to perpetuate abusive depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, I ask what they intend to gain from their actions.
April 10, 2015 |
Erin Golden grounded out on the last play of the game for West Chester Henderson. She also batted in the game-winning run. With the game tied and runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Golden hit a ground ball to second base. Rather than trying to get the lead runner out at home plate, the Coatesville fielder threw to first to force out Golden. That allowed Corinne Ciarrocchi to score, giving Henderson a 6-5 victory in a Chest-Mont National game Wednesday.
April 8, 2015 |
Karen Bitting met Ellen Marsden Smedley in the 1970s, when both were teaching at the Sheppard School in Lower Kensington. "She ran an unbelievable art program" for children from kindergarten through fourth grade, Bitting said, and did it without a classroom dedicated to art. She had a cart filled with supplies on each of the three floors of Sheppard, Bitting said. "Sometimes, after a class on the third floor," she said, "she would have to tear down to the first floor for her next class.
March 19, 2015 |
A child of black nationalists in West Philadelphia, Asali Solomon suffered through her share of bizarre public-library Kwanzaa celebrations. Along with Thanksgiving, she got Umoja Karamu. It made her an outsider at Henry C. Lea School, and it didn't help her social standing when she transferred to the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, either. Everyone's childhood has its own particular angst, but Solomon's, at least, provided inspiration for her debut novel, Disgruntled . It was released in February by Farrar Straus Giroux, and she'll read from it on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the University of the Arts' Connelly Auditorium (211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)
January 29, 2015 |
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex. But at Bryn Mawr's Baldwin School, it was an ideal day to stay inside the house and read the Chinese philosopher Confucius or sit at the computer coding new apps. In fact, they had no choice. That's because the Main Line girls' academy has replaced "snow days" with "cyber days" - alternative online learning on days when the local roads are deemed impassable but the Information Superhighway is wide open.
December 12, 2014 |
NBC10'S LU ANN CAHN is leaving the station after 27 years. While NBC brass titled her departure a retirement, Cahn told me she's simply leaving to do something new. Cahn has had a storied career at WCAU. She got personal in the early '90s by sharing her story of fighting breast cancer and netted a national Emmy nomination for her 2005 story "Dirty Little Secret," about an illegal bar run by officials in Delco, among other accomplishments. "Lu Ann is a woman who strikes fear in the hearts of scammers and evil-doers, hope in the hearts of breast-cancer patients and confidence in the hearts of those longing to reboot their lives," Anzio Williams , NBC10's vice president of news, said in a prepared statement.
July 28, 2014 |
Matt Greenwood seemed to hold his breath as he stared at his robot rolling through a maze on the floor Tuesday night. The robot crossed the finish line, and the 9-year-old boy's face lit up. "It did it!" he said. "You want to keep programming?" his father, Dan, asked. "Yeah!" Matt said, grabbing the robot and rushing to a laptop that Hannah Tipperman had set up to control it. "They think they're playing with toys, but they're learning some pretty advanced concepts," said Tipperman.
April 2, 2014 |
Johnny Depp's 'chick ring' The rumors are true: Johnny Depp , 50, is engaged to marry the remarkably sexy Amber Heard , who is younger and bouncier by 23 years. Depp was sporting a diamond ring Monday when he chatted with reporters in Beijing. They asked if he's engaged. He said, "The fact that I'm wearing a chick's ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle. " To say Depp is engaged to marry is an exaggeration. Sure, he actually was wed once, from '83 to '85 to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison . But since then he's been a serial fiancé: many engagements, but no weddings.
January 31, 2014 |
About 300 parents and educators came to Baldwin School on Wednesday evening to hear an unusual education reformer - director M. Night Shyamalan - talk about his ideas for closing America's achievement gap. The Philadelphia-area filmmaker has long had an interest in education and recently wrote a book, I Got Schooled , based on his education foundation's research into ways to help poor inner-city students reach the same educational heights as...
July 15, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged the world to change the face of leadership and public service, urging that 50 percent of top positions be held by women by the year 2050. The former secretary of state's "50 by 50" challenge was issued in Bryn Mawr last week, part of her keynote address to the Women in Public Service Project Institute conference. In hearing this, my thoughts turned to our girls who have just completed kindergarten and will graduate from the Baldwin School in 2025.