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More U.S. Colleges And Universities Adopting Tobacco-Free Policies

According to cdc.gov, more than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012. The agency noted that as of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses prohibited smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas, up from 774 campuses in 2012. It further noted that in 2017, […]

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Spelling “Koinonia” Did It For Karthik Nemmani

Although he did not win his regional or county spelling bee competition, Karthik Nemmani made his appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition counts by taking home the trophy as the champion. The 14-year-old Karthik showed that he was made from sterner stuff than the initial rounds of the competition showed. He proved to be the upsetter when 12-year-old […]

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Meet Alex Jones — Mr. Jones!

In the annals of school history and academic performance, Alex Jones is no ordinary student. Jones in his quest for knowledge, has taken high school classes while completing his college degree at the same time. Jones reportedly said, “From the beginning, traditional schools were somewhat unchallenging and unsatisfying. I love learning. I don’t know about school, but it’s definitely a […]

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Tertiary Students Encouraged To Apply For EU-Funded Scholarships

Jamaican tertiary students are being encouraged to apply for European-funded scholarships under the Erasmus Mundus program. Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, said it is an opportunity for students to get a better understanding of the diversity and richness of Europe. She was speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, at […]

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Students Demonstration — White House Chimes In

The White House chimed in on the “March for Our Lives,” protest by thousands of students by issuing a statement applauding students for “exercising their First Amendment rights.” “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. Walters, in his statement, noted that President Trump […]

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Students Go To Washington!

Thousands of students gathered along Pennsylvania Avenue, with placards reading “Protect kids not guns” and “Am I next?.” Students took to the streets of Washington and cities across the United States demanding stricter gun control law. The students’ protest was prompted after a mass shooting at a high school in southeastern Florida where 17 people were killed including students and […]

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NYU Sets New Record — Over 75,000 Applications For First-Year Admission

According to a news release on nyu.edu website, the university received a whopping number of 75,037 applications for first-year admission, an increase of nearly 12% over last year.  The report noted that the university has been breaking application records over the past eleven years consecutively; additionally, applications have roughly doubled during the period.  It also noted that NYU has received […]

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Over 6,000 Students Set To Show Case Technical Skills At National Careers Week Event

More than 6,000 students will put their technical abilities on display at the 2018 National Careers Week (NCW) and Skills Competition to be held from February 17 to 23 at the National Arena. Under the theme ‘Building the Future’ by Guiding the Present, the initiative, organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in collaboration with public- and private-sector […]

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UWI Students To Complete Software Engineering Studies In China

Twenty-five students from the BSc Software Engineering at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Mona campus, will depart for Suzhou, China later this year to complete their engineering studies.   The students, along with their parents, met with Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Jamaica’s Minister of Education, Senator the Hon Ruel Reid earlier this month to discuss the […]

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Jamaica’s Junior Mayor Sees Better Future In Health And Wellness Investment

Recently appointed Junior Mayor for the Portmore Municipality, Sherissa Pinnock, is advocating for Jamaicans to invest more in health, wellness and herb gardening, which she believes will allow persons to live longer and healthier lives. It is for this reason, Sherissa, a 15-year-old student of The Cedar Grove Academy, in Portmore, St. Catherine, wants to start herb and wellness gardens […]