Despite spending one hour every day, five days a week for nine months out of the year with their teachers, many students do not have an opportunity to really get to know them. With the addition of Teacher Spotlight to the Green and Gold, students are able to learn more about their teachers within a matter of minutes.
Mission trips, the staple of Wesleyan spring breaks, are quickly approaching. With these trips coming up, mission retreats are put in place to allow teams to really get to know each other before their trip. This year, Wesleyan is sending out ten different mission teams: nine during spring break and one, South Africa, during the summer.
Before they depart on their trips, the teams get to know each other better and bond as a team with a retreat. The purpose of the mission retreats is to “allow the teams to get away from the hustle and bustle of Wesleyan, from sports, from home and have a focused 24 hour period of time together to grow into a team,” said Amelia Davis, Dean of Student Ministries.
The girls basketball team continues to work hard and stay focused, so they can achieve their goal in winning the state championship.
There are eight seniors on the team, so it would be memorable to end their high school careers with a state championship.
The Lady Wolves finished their regular season 24-4, and like the boys team, they will be in the state playoffs as well.
When asked how the team will prepare for the upcoming tournament senior Natalie Armstrong said, “We are preparing by focusing on certain defenses and offenses that will be efficient for the teams that we could potentially play down the road in the state tournament.” Keep Reading
Veganism is not just a way of eating, but it is a philosophy people live by in order to exclude “all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” In 1806, when the earliest concepts of veganism were formed with the help of Dr. William Lambe and Percy Bysshe Shelley. They believed that eggs and dairy were not important to their diet. Veganism is an extreme form of vegetarianism that was officially formed in Nov. 1944 by Donald Watson who met with other non-dairy vegetarians to discuss their lifestyle and felt that a new word was required to describe them. They wanted something crisper than ‘non-dairy vegetarians’ so they settled on ‘vegan’ shrinking the word ‘vegetarian’ to the first three and the last two letters. Donald Watson said, “This is the beginning and end of vegetarian.” Veganism wanted “to seek an end to the use of animals by man for food, commodities, work, hunting, vivisection, and by all other uses involving exploitation of animal life by man” because they felt that too many animals were being abused due to humans eating them or using their harvests. Sophomore Bekah Ford said, “I’ve been a vegan for nearly two years now. I’ve seen a lot of different examples of how badly animals are treated, and it keeps me on the right path.” Keep Reading
Movies are long and boring. There is no time for you to create a bond with the characters and become their family, having TV shows that have several seasons give people that opportunity to form that friendship. On average TV shows have five seasons, which is plenty of time to form a bond with a character or multiple characters. Keep Reading