My Advice for High School Graduates: Learn a Trade
In the classic 1960s movie The Graduate, a family friend offers Dustin Hoffman, the recent graduate, one word of advice: “plastics.” My advice for today’s high school graduates: “learn a trade.” Unfortunately, there’s a historic stigma about “voc-ed,” the result of snobbery toward certain occupations.
10 Things to Know About Raising Goats as Pets
Whether you want a standard-sized Nubian or miniature Nigerian dwarf goat, these animals are fun, but require lots of thought and care to be kept properly.
River Stewardship: Smith Helps Produce New Guide for Tackling Invasive Plants «
Meg Kirsch '17 (right) and Rebecca Tishler of Mount Holyoke College, help pull invasive plants last summer from the banks of the Mill River on Smith's campus Published April 21, 2016 Every summer for the past several years, Smith students interning with the Botanic Garden have spent countless hours pulling invasive plants from the banks of the mile-long stretch of the Mill River that meanders through campus Their efforts are part of the college’s long-term commitment to help keep the river free of invasive plant species. A new guide published by the Mill River Greenway Initiative aims to share invasive-plant management practices with interested river stewards. Making Room for Native Plants and Wildlife is a collaborative…
How does the Church Respond to Suicide?
The news of Robin Williams’ death is heartbreaking, as is any news of the death of one of our heroes. Just as was the news of mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s son’s suicide. I can understand Williams…
College of Engineering & Mines
To round off spring break, UND’s Mechanical Engineering depar tment took a team of sophomores to Las Vegas to compete in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition. Dominic Todd, Austin Kilene, Isaiah Klingfus, Nick O’Reilly, Kevin Kilbride, Jared Hibbison, and their coach Dustin McNally took 2nd place, landing them a spot at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in the fall This year, competitors designed a robot to complete a Pentathlon. The robot must lift a weight, throw a tennis ball, hit a golf ball, sprint 10 meters, and climb stairs. “UND was neck and neck with Colorado School of Mines on many events, but they had an issue on the…
Why Should Men Learn Ballroom Dancing
Many men make excuses not to learn ballroom dancing (or social dancing in general). They will often argue that it is because dancing is not for them or not manly enough. The truth is that they are actually intimidated by the idea. Indeed learning to dance socially is confronting. But that's part of the reason why men should take it on. It is a challenge, but one well worth the effort. This article explains why men should take on this challenge and what the benefits are.
New Jersey Man, 20, Dies at Pennsylvania Quarry
A 20-year-old man died at a popular and dangerous eastern Pennsylvania quarry over the weekend, said officials.
Laurel Park Real Estate: Sarasota FL Neighborhood Guide
Family-friendly Laurel Park real estate offers easy access to urban activities near a neighborhood with historic, home town appeal.
This is the wrong way to take divots on the driving range
This is the proper way to take divots on the driving range
Follow This Buyer's Guide for Saving vs. Splurging on Furniture
You don't have to spend a fortune to have a stylish space. Check out some of these furniture buying tips that will help you decide when to save and when to splurge.