Confidence, Daily Planet, Health and the Environment

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Posted by: jwalradt | March 30, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/confidence-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ We have, on occasion, in class discussed the possibility of the existence of a culture of poverty and what this culture entails. More recently, observations I’ve made at the Daily Planet have lead me to … Continue reading

Yet again…substitute at OS

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Posted by: lorag19 | March 29, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/yet-againsubstitute-at-os/ I had previously talked about the poor quality of substitute teaching I had witnessed at Overby several weeks ago, but I am here to talk about it again. I understand that I only go to … Continue reading

3 Highland Park Health Hazards

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Posted by: Justicia | March 24, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/3-highland-park-health-hazards/ There are three major health concerns for the old housings in Highland Park: espestice, lead paint, and faulty electronic lines. Most people don’t notice it, but many of the old houses in Highland Park have … Continue reading

Time Article: “Keeping Homeless Kids in School” by Kathleen Kingsbury

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Posted by: Yasmin | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/time-article-keeping-homeless-kids-in-school-by-kathleen-kingsbury/ Interesting article that came out today about the economic crisis, education and family life…. Right now, nearly 1 in 10 children attending public school in Minneapolis is homeless. Read that sentence again. As Wall Street … Continue reading

drug deal outside chandler

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/drug-deal-outside-chandler/ Today, I was completely zoned out while riding the CCE shuttle to Boaz and Ruth when all of the sudden the shuttle driver asked if we had just seen that drug deal happening. We were … Continue reading

Overby’s librarian

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/overbys-librarian/ While doing the reading for Tuesday I kept thinking back on when I volunteered at Overby-Sheppard last year. Payne’s discussion of teacher’s adaptations to their environment reminded me of my experiences there. I helped out … Continue reading

The importance of Down to Earth Research

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/the-importance-of-down-to-earth-research/ Over break I read Sudhir Venkatesh’s new book “Gang Leader for a Day.” It was a great book which showed (however reckless) the importance of sociological research. I truly believe that the best way to research … Continue reading

Gang Initiation vs. Fraternal Hazing

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/gang-initiation-vs-fraternal-hazing/ Ok, so there is a lot of literature out there about subconscious racism and racism built into our thought processes, i.e. “white lies” and “the black market”- most recently this was argued by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva … Continue reading

Talking with Billy

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Posted by: jwalradt | March 16, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/talking-with-billy-daily-planet-health-and-the-environment/ When I arrived at my site today I discovered that the case manager, who normally acts as an “intern coordinator”, was not there and subsequently there was no one around to give me a task. … Continue reading

This happened in New Orleans…

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Posted by: lf3yw | March 16, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/this-happened-in-new-orleans/ I went to New Orleans over spring break for a service-learning trip which I helped organize. Although our class focuses on Richmond, there are several experiences which I had on the trip which I believe … Continue reading