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It's a hit! Runyonland Productions' Epic Take on Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along

If you want to take a journey from joy to sorrow, and end with a familiar feeling of being melancholy, you would have been entirely at home at a recent production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, by Ann Arbor’s Runyonland Productions. With an outstanding cast that drew us in and never let us go, it's hard to believe that this was a college production and not a Broadway tour. 

Arrival, Change, Travel: Music for the Journey

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Apr 15, 2019 / 0 comments

Perhaps you have made journeys and travels in landscape which you planned and looked forward to. Perhaps there have been other travels which you've made not so willingly. At times, it may feel as though things are moving even when, geographically, that is not so for you. There are, too, events which spark changes and journeys in imagination, thought, and questions. All this is part of the reason we chose to call this series music for shifting times.  

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Best ways to teach students to be more self-disciplined

Self-discipline is a behavioral trait that people acquire through learning and experience. Whether at home or school, the best time to impart self-discipline to someone is when they are still young. All the adults in a young person’s life should participate by encouraging and modeling this. 

Best ways to teach students to be more self-disciplined

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Travel and Spring–a Symbiotic Relationship

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Apr 02, 2019 / 0 comments

When I was living in New York, the arrival of spring meant puffy eyes, air conditioning instead of windows down, running away from grass and trees, an itchy palate, pollen everywhere you looked, and the beginning of the countdown to the end of the school year. Since we’ve moved to San Diego, the arrival of spring has a more varied meaning. Sure, there are still some of those allergy symptoms and no longer the countdown till the end of school, but the start of the season seems to have a broader meaning now.

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5 Reasons Not to be Bummed About a Low LSAT Score

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has become an essential exam to get admission into law schools. Scores range from 120-180 and to get a chance to enroll in most of the top law schools, one should at least score a 160. Students who score in the range of 120-150 may panic when they see their low score, but there is no need to worry as these scores can get better with proper planning and LSAT tutoring. Remember that this test can be retaken as it occurs four times a year in February, June, September or October, and December.     

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Why You Should See Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

You need to see Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. Why? Whether you think you know Carole King’s songs or not, you’ll be surprised at how many of her songs are familiar ones you love. This musical focuses on this singer-songwriter’s career, and her journey through the hardships of life, ups and downs, and the changing scene of songwriting. Her journey (still unfolding!) can be seen through the beautiful, powerful, thoughtful songs she wrote.

Music and Community: Stories of Ireland

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Mar 18, 2019 / 0 comments

Making sense of the shifts and changes in the world has always been one of the roles of music. This might by songs which teach; it could be through songs which offer escape. Maybe there a tune which gets people dancing together; perhaps there's an uplifting song which opens doors to community, perhaps it is a piece that expresses grief, or joy, or understanding which can be shared as the music is performed and heard. Events change, but the role of music continues on. 

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Planning an Educational New York City Group Tour

By population, New York City is the biggest city in the United States. It has a very rich culture of people from different parts of the world, historic and iconic places, a very vibrant arts culture, and many more. New York City is an amazing place to visit. It has all kinds of amazing food, small villages, beautiful boroughs, and great educational institutions. It is easy to navigate and it also has an amazing nightlife. New York City has fun activities for everyone.

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How to Travel While Paying off Massive Debt

Visiting famous and not-so-famous cities, exploring new cultures, and being amazed by wonderful cuisines are just some of the things to look forward when traveling. However, it is also a fact that traveling incurs a lot of expenses, such as travel fare, accommodations, food, and shopping. But if you have massive debt, can you still afford to do this? Or even if you can take out more loans to travel, can you still bear the burden? Here is the ultimate guide to help you solve this problem.

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Working Student? We’ve got Your Back!

Many consider a college education as an investment that they are willing to do whatever it takes just to finish it...even though they are financially challenged. That is why in order to afford the cost of living a college student needs, some students work on the side to earn money. But because they are studying, they cannot work full time, and their earnings and benefits are lower than regular workers. Likewise, they cannot study full time, which poses a risk of flunking their subjects, because they are working. There are many resources online to learn about this.