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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Scott Brinton
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New York Times columnist Frank Bruni drives home a singular point in his recently published book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”: A student’s chances of getting into an Ivy League school . . . more
During a school break last winter, my wife, kids and I fell ill with a nasty virus, and we were lying around the living room, moaning in misery, fumbling through cable’s on-demand menu, seeking something, anything, to watch. more
On July 10, South Carolina finally decided to join the Union for good when it removed the Confederate battle flag from its State House grounds in Columbia, its capital. more
There’s a wonderful story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century champion of the poor, after whom the Roman Catholic Church’s current pope is named. St. Francis, it is said, would stop in his tracks if he . . . more
I was driving north on the Meadowbrook Parkway, headed to the Herald recently, and Nirvana's "All Apologies" –– that hauntingly beautiful song –– came on the radio. Instantly, I was transported back to 1993 . . . more
Merrick Herald Life Senior Editor Scott Brinton, third from right, who is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, recently brought his Issues in Science Reporting students to a cleanup in the Merrick woodlands off the Meadowbrook Parkway to help out and report on the event. More than 50 volunteers attended the cleanup. more
The April 6 issue of The New Yorker disappointed me. Therein lay what can only be described as a rambling rant decrying the National Audubon Society, of all organizations. more
I wouldn’t go so far as to call Howard Gardner a prophet, but way back in 1993, he sure predicted the chaotic politics that are roiling our public education system these days. more
In 1983, famed Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner published his seminal book, “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which laid out seven primary intelligences . . . more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
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