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Fall Fun

Fall Fun

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Along with many other museums in New York City, the American Museum of Natural History is reopening this month, and it has been reimagined to make visitors feel safer in the era of Covid-19. But September is always a month of beginnings, even in a year where nothing is normal. What fall pleasures, large or…
Ayamel Wahabi Hakima: “I think Alison is the best in high quality schooling!”

Ayamel Wahabi Hakima: “I think Alison is the best in high quality schooling!”

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“My name is Ayamel Wahabi Hakima. I am from Morocco. I am 43 years old. I’m a keen user of the internet and I take a lot of courses online.” How did you learn about Alison? I was searching Google for online schooling on marketing and I found Alison. What was your first course on…
The world’s higher educational paradigm is unsustainable – what can we do to fix it?

The world’s higher educational paradigm is unsustainable – what can we do to fix...

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Sadly, it remains a fact that only a privileged percentage of the world population has access to university level education. Just 1% of people in many countries complete any kind of higher education, and higher education achievement rates over 10% are rare outside of the Northern Hemisphere. On a personal level, access to higher education…
Career Path Seminar

Career Path Seminar

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Introduction      This assignment is going to shade more light on greatest dreams in my life. Apart from that, the assignment will also highlight the contribution that I want to make to my family and community. I will also talk about the best way to harness and distribute the revenue gotten from the natural resources…
This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me

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This week, we are publishing the work of all the winners and runners-up in the high school and middle school categories of our Seventh Annual Student Editorial Contest. You can find them all in this column. “This Land Was Made for You and Me”By Nicole Tian, age 15, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif.“Welcome home!”…
Word + Quiz: ad hoc

Word + Quiz: ad hoc

ad hoc ˈad-ˈhäk , -ˈhōk , adjective and adverbadjective: for or concerned with one specific purposeadjective: often improvised or impromptuadverb: for one specific case_________The term ad hoc has appeared in 168 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 6 in “Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many…
Word + Quiz: flak

Word + Quiz: flak

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flak ˈflak noun1. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes2. a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer3. intense adverse criticism_________The word flak has appeared in 49 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 14 in the Opinion essay “When Coronavirus Lockdowns Go Too…
Word + Quiz: blasé

Word + Quiz: blasé

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blasé blä-ˈzā adjective1. nonchalantly unconcerned2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence3. very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world_________The word blasé has appeared in 41 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 25 in the Opinion essay “Wall Street Gets Worried About the Coronavirus”…
Film Club: ‘Here I Am’

Film Club: ‘Here I Am’

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Find all our Film Club films here.“Here I Am" is a eight-minute film that touches on themes of love, sexuality, stigma and acceptance. In the video, Mengwen Cao, a queer Chinese photographer, watches on FaceTime as her parents view her video letter coming out to them.What are the possibilities and challenges of coming out to…
Word + Quiz: limn

Word + Quiz: limn

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limn ˈlim verb1. make a portrait of2. trace the shape of_________The word limn has appeared in eight articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 17 in “More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help” by Scott Stossel:Children are struggling. Over the last decade, cases…

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