Recently Published on Journo Portfolio

A selection of recently added articles that are published directly on Journo Portfolio



School Fundraising in Hard Times

Economic downturns are a fact of life. It’s normal to feel that once we pull out of a downturn the foreseeable future will be rosy and great. That is generally true, but another downturn always awaits. Recessions are a cyclical phenomenon. As an independent school leader, preparing for the inevitable is vital for the long-term health of your school. Advancement departments play a critical role in ensuring school financial sustainability. During an economic downturn, fundraising is indeed more difficult. But there are some interesting areas that can still move the donor needle.
By Super Writer Guy

Raising Bilingual Kids

Hoping to give your child the gift of speaking more than one language? Join me for a conversation with a speech and language specialist as we discuss the latest linguistics research, our experiences with our own multilingual children, and practical tips for parents who are raising bilingual children or considering doing so. Mary Pat O’Malley from the National University of Ireland sheds light on myths, emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, and shares her expertise on the role of community, personal relationships and storytelling in fostering language acquisition.
By Teranga Tribune
• Podcast

Eighth Anniversary of Yazidi Genocide

The real impact of politics? At today's Free Yezidi Foundation and Sinjar Academy event in Khanke, family members and officials mourned for the lives destroyed by the Yazidi genocide, eight years ago. Down the hill, 20,000 survivors live in sweltering tents, still; just one camp housing the hundreds of thousands of displaced. For them, life goes on.
By Alannah Travers

Well-being: Focus from the start

Re-engaging learners (and the school community) as school begins this fall provides an opportunity for creating a learning environment that fosters well-being – for both students and adults. What if we re-purpose time and energy to focus on well-being? What if we actively establish structures, implement strategies and plan time to develop trusting relationships and a sense of safety for everyone who enters our schools?
By Kathy S Dyer

'Better Call Saul' S609 Review: "Fun and Games"

A primary theme that 'Saul' explores is the notion that doing good and treating even a select few people with kindness does not eradicate one's wrongs. And no other character embodies this theme better than Kim Wexler, whose simultaneous ill deeds and increasingly skewed sense of righteousness finally reach a breaking point.

Brentwood Academy Lineman Hank Weber Discusses Recruitment, Upcoming Junior Season

Brentwood Academy (TN) 2024 lineman Hank Weber is looking to have a break out junior season on the recruiting trail. The Brentwood Academy star is a rare type of player with him starting on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The 6’4 250 defensive lineman picked up his first offer from Eastern Kentucky last year when he was only a sophomore. Since then he has picked up multiple offers from schools like North Carolina, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas State and Mississippi State while receiving interest from other schools like Ohio State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Auburn, Northwestern, Virginia Tech and others. He had a busy schedule this past summer going to multiple camps at Notre Dame, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and North Carolina while visiting Michigan State earlier this year. As his recruitment begins to take off, he does have a few traits that he is looking for in a program. “I don’t have a top schools list right now but I’m looking for a school to have good culture like in the locker room and coaching staff, player development and a family environment.” He doesn’t have any set dates for gameday visits but a few schools have reached out to him trying to get him on campus during the season. “Duke, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt are a few schools that are trying to me on campus for a game.” With the season starting in a few weeks, he is looking to help lead his team to a deep playoff run this year. “Yea, our team was really young last season. Our senior class last year was loaded last year, so we got a lot of new guys coming in.” With his recruitment just beginning to pick up the Brentwood Academy star does not have a set date on when he will be making his decision.

A Little Time

The story then follows as it always does. Andrew, surprised to see the bar still busy-as-ever—as if it wasn’t a normal Saturday night in New York City—decided he wanted to leave, but I made him stay. We sat at the bar, Andrew sulking, while I scouted out the scene. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think everyone in there was immortal; beautiful, young faces filled the floor; there wasn’t a wrinkle in sight. But, talking to them, I quickly realized this bar was the tourist trap I feared it was—except instead of the endless lights and advertisements being the attraction, we were. It was like we were at the Bronx Zoo, waving at our fellow polar bears, while those on the other side watched in awe as we took a shit.
By Dylan Martin
Literally Stories

Review: Porch View Dances (Kaeja d'Dance)

What is more of a Toronto community event than being led around the city by a quippy drag queen to see contemporary dance works performed by diverse families and friends? Porch View Dances, presented by Kaeja d'Dance, is an annual community dance event in its eleventh year. It engages everyday people to tell stories, create movement and perform on porches, lawns and parks in Toronto's Seaton Village. Still transitioning back to its live format, this year’s event is hybrid in nature, with one live performance, four dance films, an AR experience and a final participatory movement exercise.
By The Dance Debrief
Dance Review

India’s Covid Death Count: Why Villages May Explain High Figure

On the second Wednesday of April 2021, Bakul Vadher left work at his shoe repairing business early, as he felt himself overcome with hot flushes. He had been persisting through a recent cold and cough to continue to bring an income to his family, despite his wife’s concerns and wishes for him to see a doctor. The coronavirus had overcome its peak in the country and with a steady recovery rate and the recent rollout of vaccines a few months ago, Bakul saw no need to worry, until today.
By Davina Jethwa

Questions from the Outside: Are Your Priorities Right?

Put bluntly, churches often major in the minors. We place the priorities of secondary things above the primary. James reminds us that faith and works are intertwined and inseparable. If we're prioritizing appropriately, we will be relentless in our pursuit of good works (the public trust granted in covenant with God) to express the depth of our faith. To do otherwise should force us to question how meaningful our faith truly is. This wraps up our four week series, and Rev. Anderson will be off for three Sundays.
By Adam Anderson

ဒီလို စစ်အာဏာရှင်စနစ်ကို တွန်းလှန်နိုင်ဖို့ သမီးတို့ ပညာတတ်မှ ဖြစ်မယ်လို့ ယုံကြည်ထားတယ်

'ဒီအရာက ကျွန်တော်တို့ကို ကျောချမ်းစေပြီး မလုံခြုံတဲ့ခံစားချက်ကို ပေးတယ်၊ ဒါပေမဲ့ ကလေးတွေရဲ့ ပညာရေးနဲ့ အနာဂတ်အတွက်ဆက်ပြီးသင်ပေးရအုံးမယ်။'
By Nu Nu Lusan
• The New Humanitarian