The Weather from Down Here

April 8, 2014 | Greta Anderson

graph showing survey of 96 96 NSL government students at Rockville HS. Conducted by Greta Anderson and Sarai Presman

Politics in the Classroom Build Involved Citizens

With the exception of government classes, politics are almost never addressed in the school environment, although discussing these topics can help advance students’ experiences as active U.S. citizens. Discussing politics in the classroom is often frowned upon because of the supposed bias teachers present to their students. Depending on where you live, you can be crammed […]

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March 12, 2014 | Greta Anderson

Youth group members of St. John's, St. Nicholas and Prince of Peace Lutheran churches in Rockville, Huntington and Gaithersburg respectively, participate in a tribe activity as part of World Vision's 30 hour famine. 
Photo | Jennifer Beam

Boundaries on Giving

From Friday to Saturday, I joined the youth group at St. John’s Lutheran church in Rockville and two other groups in World Vision’s annual “30 hour famine,” a countrywide movement designed to raise awareness about hunger in Third World countries.  The goal is to stop eating for 30 hours, from 12 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. […]

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