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1. How many of you have an end of the year art exhibit which is truly 'end'
of the year? We currently hold an art exhibit in conjunction with our
semester music concerts about mid-May. We are in school til the second week
of June at which time we have exams. Art classes after the show are always
anti-climatic...I was wondering when you all have your shows, and what you
consider to be the benefits/drawbacks of your timing/situation. We are
considering moving it to the week before exams, and even using it as our
final exam...each semester. Comments?
2. Ok, I know this could be a can of worms, and I don't mean for it to
be.....Is anyone else as SICK as I am about the human sludge which passes
for local news? I set my alarm for 5:30 every morning. When it goes off, I
lie in bed and listen to the local news for about 10 minutes, and it's enuff
to make ya wanna stay in bed! Big fires (and what was destroyed), who shot
who, drive bys-(and if either of these occur in the inner city, they are
sure to ram that down your throat), and general crime....school shootings
are reported and re-reported. I know the easy answer is to shut it off. Yes,
ok. But what can be done to get the talking heads to do stories on what
great things are going on in our communities, buildings and in our kids
lives, rather than putting the other in our faces? Are there any national
movements? Should one be started? Ratings aside, IMHO, they are just too
lazy to dig for good news, because right now all they have to do is monitor
police bans for the gore. As an example, I have called local stations and
papers for our fine arts day the last two years and gotten minimal coverage.
Ok, off my soap box, thanks for indulging me :-)