Everything you need to know to survive the great outdoors By Jessi Cape, Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Tweet print write a letter Camp Master Chris Hyde's menagerie of nature's treasures (Photo by Jessi Cape) On a Thursday lunch break, I learned how to make fire. Or, at least, I had the privilege of observing a highly trained expert demonstrate the techniques our ancestors used to keep themselves warm, fed, and alive. The miniclass was a sneak peek of an upcoming fire-building class (normally held in the evenings) at Buzz Mill Coffee through their survival school, Lumber Society. A sort of adult version of the Boy/Girl Scouts with Camp Master Chris Hyde at the helm, they teach hands-on basic survival skills such as knife carving, plant foraging, navigation, and water purification – and because it's hosted by Buzz Mill, there are options for coffee, adult beverages, and food galore. The best part? It's free, family-friendly, and open to anyone who's interested. As the Lumber … [Read more...] about Buzz Mill’s Lumber Society Teaches Primitive Survival Skills in a Modern Setting
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CHIEF GEORGE BROWN Three weeks ago, while taking part in a Pittsburgh Public Schools board workshop on the possibility of arming his officers, PPS police Chief George Brown listened as three school board members and a representative from the American Civil Liberties Union either implied—or said directly—that if his officers were armed, they would shoot students, most likely Black students. Chief Brown is African American, as are many of his 22 officers, half of which also serve as municipal officers outside the city and all of whom went through police academy training and are weapons-certified. In an exclusive interview with the New Pittsburgh Courier, Oct. 15, Chief Brown said some of the board members are intentionally conflating incidents like the East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld shooting of Antwon Rose II with armed school police protecting students and staff from an outside threat—an “active shooter” incident. That is why he wants his officers … [Read more...] about Should there be armed police in Pittsburgh Public Schools?
By JENEEN INTERLANDI SEPT. 5, 2018 What happens to teachers who are forced to act as first responders? The Education Issue Can Good Teaching Be Taught? Arizona Lawmakers Cut Education Budgets. Then Teachers Got Angry. What Teachers Are Doing to Pay Their Bills A Teacher Made a Hitler Joke in the Classroom. It Tore the School Apart. Teaching in the Age of School Shootings Teaching in the Age of School Shootings By JENEEN INTERLANDI SEPT. 5, 2018 On Jan. 23, three weeks into the spring semester, a 15-year-old sophomore named Gabe Parker brought his stepfather’s 9-millimeter Ruger handgun to Marshall County High School in Western Kentucky, opened fire on the more than 600 students who were milling about the main common area waiting for the morning bell to ring, then dropped his weapon near the auditorium and disappeared into the chaos he had created. Teachers were the first responders. Before police officers and medics arrived, … [Read more...] about Teaching in the Age of School Shootings
I HAVE LOST my adolescent expertise in the names and models of Detroit-born postwar cars. Our “Then” photo displays a Jacobean-style brick, terra-cotta tile and concrete beauty rising above five somewhat-gaudy motorcars, the latest of which, I am told, is a 1958 Plymouth. All are parked near the now-vanished intersection of Atlantic Street and 24th Avenue South. This is — or rather, was — the Charles Colman School. (Last week, we featured a Marion Street scene showing another family namesake, the Colman Building, soon after its completion in 1905.) This is one of the surviving schools designed and built by James Stephen, the official and prolific architect for Seattle Public Schools in the early 20th century. The Canadian arrived in Seattle at its most opportunistic time for an architect/builder, after the city’s Great Fire of June 6, 1889, had destroyed more than 30 city blocks. Authorized in 1909, the 17-room, three-story Colman Primary School opened in … [Read more...] about Colman School survives and thrives as the Northwest African American Museum
FILE -- (AP Photo/The Denver Post, AAron Ontiveroz) On this Independence Day, I feel compelled to share what I have seen and experienced of the risk and everyday sacrifice made by our military service members, our intelligence community and our law enforcement officers who keep us independent. These brave men and women protect us from enemies outside our borders and protect us from those who slip inside. And I think back to the first time I rolled onto final approach to land on an aircraft carrier alone in a Navy jet at 160 mph. I had just turned 25. It was an immense responsibility. I saw how tiny the ship looked and the even tinier landing area, along with the massive wake and the menacing stern of the aircraft carrier that would kill me if I got just a smidge too low. “This is by far the stupidest thing I’ve ever done,” I remember thinking momentarily, and then immediately pushed that thought out of my mind. My brain and body kept flying the … [Read more...] about Lea Gabrielle: Remember the brave Americans who protect us on this Fourth of July — Be thankful for them