August 2, 1998 |
In an attempt to encourage girls in middle schools to continue their studies in math and science, the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women put the spotlight on several young women who have excelled in those disciplines. Twenty-two seventh and eighth graders were recognized at a special dinner during the school year. They were selected by teachers in the Council Rock, Pennsbury, Morrisville and Neshaminy School Districts. "The dinner gives them a chance to relate to other girls who are succeeding.
August 12, 2007 |
The raw, slamming sounds of girl Band A reverberate liked trapped thunder against white cinder-block walls. Standing in a circle - rock-and-roll poses perfected, little-kid smiles wiped away - each girl adds her personal noise to the collective din, now growing loud enough to kill small animals. At Girls Rock Philly day camp at Girard College this week, the first all-girl rock camp in the Philadelphia area, you don't ask if it's good. The questions are: Is it awesome? and Does it rock?
December 23, 1999 |
Morey Kaplan walked in the door and his favorite barber stopped clipping. "Your boy was just here," the barber shouted. "I said, 'Who's my boy?' and he says, 'Cecil, who else. Did you hear he got a coaching job?' " Kaplan said. "I kind of chuckled and said, 'Where?' He says, 'Archbishop Carroll,' pauses and adds. . .'girls basketball.' "I thought he was off his rocker. I laughed and said, 'No way. . .can't be. First, the season opens in like a week, and second. . .girls?
June 29, 1998 |
Scary Spice sounded pretty confident. "We have got the best show you have ever seen," she told the capacity crowd at the CoreStates Center Saturday. She wasn't merely hyping: This was probably the only rock-style show many in the audience, which included a preponderance of gleeful girls ages 6 to 12, had ever seen. The Spice Girls, now a foursome since the recent departure of Ginger Spice, were evidently counting on that when they assembled this evening of wondrously bubble-headed video-enhanced entertainment.
March 6, 2002 |
Pat McDonald, a teacher at Pemberton Township's Helen A. Fort Middle School, recalled arriving at work in pants. Yes, pants. It was a complete coup. "I got suspended," McDonald, 54, said of the 1972 incident. "You had to wear a skirt every day, so my friend and I planned the whole thing. " Just a few feet away yesterday, seven of her eighth-grade students were reading about women's transition from binding corsets to more relaxed bloomers and finally to pants. At first they thought it was ancient history.
December 10, 2007 |
Girls won top honors for the first time last week in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, one of the nation's most coveted student science awards, and contestants from the Philadelphia region got plenty of notice. Isha Himani Jain, 16, a senior at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., placed first in the individual category for her studies of bone growth in zebra fish, whose tail fins grow in spurts, similar to the way children's bones do. She will get a $100,000 scholarship.
April 22, 2015 |
Kate Pelcin and Kristina Griste dipped the Aqua Tweeter into water, and the flood-detection device posted to Twitter: "At least three inches of water. Is your sump pump working?" Last week, the "flood" was just a pool set up in Gavin Speirs' classroom at Downingtown High School West. But soon, Aqua Tweeters are to be set up in flood-prone Downingtown Borough, allowing people to monitor water levels in public places via Twitter. Pelcin, Griste, and classmate Andrew Kim invented the device in Speirs' Introduction to Engineering Design class.
January 30, 1996 |
Look out for Girl Culture. The focus on young women is here, and it's getting bigger. It's showing up in novels, academic studies, guidebooks and TV commercials. Watch the young women in the Nike commercial urge parents to let their girls play sports. "If you let me play," the girls tell the camera, then the chances of the girls suffering from a number of social and health ills will shrink. The message: Playing sports increases a girl's self-esteem. Page through "The College Woman's Handbook" (Dobkin & Sipp)
August 18, 2012
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since a woman moderated a presidential debate. But it's true. Fortunately, that streak ends this year. CNN chief political correspondent Candace Crowley has been selected to moderate one of the three debates between President Obama and expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The last woman in that role was ABC News' Carole Simpson, who moderated the debate among President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. The other moderators announced this week by the Commission on Presidential Debates are Jim Lehrer of PBS and CBS's Bob Schieffer.
January 16, 2004 |
Tribal house is always hypnotic - reflect on the number of times you were intent on conversation over drinks at the bar but the sound seduced you onto the dance floor. Well, be prepared - on Wednesday there will be little to no stool warming at Fluid because John Howard will be there. It has been a minute since we heard Howard - he does residencies in San Francisco - so it will be more than a treat to have the Om artist working it out with the Tigerhook crew. Breaks - old school in particular - will crash through the speakers at the Five Spot Wednesday.