Living: January 2006

Who Are You People Anyway? A Bilerico Challenge

Filed by Ellen Andersen | January 30, 2006 | 12:28 AM | comments

At the beginning of the semester, I require students in my introductory American politics class to write a political autobiography. I'm pretty open about the specific content of the paper--mostly I just want my students to reflect on how and...Read More


Couple items of interest

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2006 | 9:24 PM | comments

There were a couple of interesting articles in the Star recently... First, Spike Lee gave a speech at Purdue University. Now Spike's a smart guy - made several movies of critical acclaim - what could he have to say to...Read More


Transgender Day of Remembrance Speech 2005

Filed by Ed Team | January 15, 2006 | 11:51 PM | comments

(The following text is Margeaux's Transgender Day of Remembrance speech. For those unfamiliar with TDOR, it is an annual event observed worldwide which honors our transgender brothers and sisters who have fallen victims to capital hate crimes. The speech was...Read More


Nuthin' Better to Do

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2006 | 10:36 PM | comments

The Columbus, Indiana school board is expected to turn down a recent proposal by one member to have all student publications scrutinized by the superintendent. Not only is this a stupid idea just for the extra workload it puts on...Read More


Training the Mind

Filed by Seth Kreigh | January 07, 2006 | 8:00 PM | comments

Bil's quote of the day reminded me of some of the Buddhist teachings that I have obviously forgotten. One that seems to be particularly relevant to me is from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's commentary on Verse 1 of Training...Read More


Rikki Marie

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2006 | 6:25 AM | comments

Today is the saddest day of my life. Fifteen years ago, I adopted a stray kitten who's mother had been hit by a car. I fed her with an eyedropper and washed her behind with a warm washcloth. I...Read More