Do you know who is watching your kids?

The academic world should allow students to speak freely, make mistakes, rebel and change their minds

Do you know who is watching your kids?The Chinese educational system takes a brute force approach to teaching: memorize everything. Teachers and parents smash information into the brains of students. The result is usually astonishing. The Chinese educational system excels at teaching discipline, and students from China are, to generalize, dedicated and earnest about their education, and smart, smart, smart. Through hours…

There’s no such thing as a concussion-safe football helmet

The only way to significantly reduce brain trauma is greatly reducing the number of full-contact practices and scrimmages

There’s no such thing as a concussion-safe football helmetHelmet makers, along with some coaches, athletic directors and youth sports administrators would like you to believe that there are football helmets available that will greatly reduce the risk of brain trauma and concussions. To put it nicely, they’re misleading you. The reality is there’s very little a helmet can do to prevent brain trauma and…

Eaton graduates begin a new chapter

Brett Stimson, Kara Richardson, Colton Aldridge, Skye Radies, Scott Hills, Nathan Ritchie, Breanne Follensbee, Aaron Keith and Maxwell Eckstein all graduate

Eaton graduates begin a new chapterKeagan Brown, Student Reporter Saturday, June 9 marked the day that the Grade 12 class of Eaton high school were officially recognized as the graduating class of 2018 in their school. This year, there are nine graduates, Brett Stimson, Kara Richardson, Colton Aldridge, Skye Radies, Scott Hills, Nathan Ritchie, Breanne Follensbee, Aaron Keith and Maxwell…

Will the Supreme Court uphold our liberty to dissent?

The Trinity Western University case represents one of the most important religious freedom decisions of the past 20 years

Will the Supreme Court uphold our liberty to dissent?On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada will release its ruling in the Trinity Western University case. Until the judgment is made public, of course, no one knows which way the court might swing. For all who’ve tracked the dispute’s progress through the legal process, however, it stands to be among the most important religious…

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in life

Liberalizing the university curriculum offers something new but usually at the cost of wisdom

Chasing higher salaries, not higher things in lifeIs education liberal or conservative? I’m not talking about party politics. I mean something much more fundamental: Is the work of teachers inherently geared towards replicating scholastic and cultural traditions, or does school exist to prepare students for – and even usher in – social and cultural change? Does school make history or just teach…

New bench boss for the Jr. Klippers

Clayton Jardine takes over from Geoff Grimwood, who wants to move closer to his family in B.C.

New bench boss for the Jr. KlippersKevin McBain of The Clarion In just a few short days late last week, the Klippers found out that their coach/general manager would be leaving the team and a new coach/GM was hired. Geoff Grimwood, who was the coach and general manager of the Kindersley Klippers for three seasons, announced last Wednesday that the he…

Town focusing on mosquitoes early in season

Malathion, an insecticide, is known to be effective in eradicating mosquitoes and ticks, which have also been a problem in recent years

Town focusing on mosquitoes early in seasonKenneth Brown of The Clarion It didn’t take long after the first heat and rainfall of the season for mosquitoes to become a problem so the Town of Kindersley is tackling the issue early this season. The town is taking a two-pronged approach to battling mosquitoes in response to another early-season presence by the pesky…

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?

Schools must be allowed to hire scholars on the basis of academic merit, regardless of race, gender or class

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?A liberal education should deal in ideas that are true and universal. And such an education should, by definition, prepare students to recognize falsehoods and ideas that divide, like the notion that only people of certain races can accomplish certain feats. This defining feature of the liberal arts came to the fore again last week,…

Companions for life: trust and integrity

While the dishonest may appear content, we don’t see the inner turmoil they suffer from knowing that they’ve done wrong

Companions for life: trust and integrity“I trust people until they demonstrate that they can’t be trusted.” These were the words that Ed Peklo, the dean of students at the small American college I attended, spoke at our orientation nearly 40 years ago. Beginning my post-secondary career in this way established a positive tone. I didn’t have to prove that I…

Karate students win big at national event

Destiny Chester won silver in two events. Andrew Glass won a silver medal. Teagan Chester earned a bronze medal

Karate students win big at national eventSubmitted story On Saturday, April 21, three athletes from the Kindersley Karate Club were competitors at the 2018 National Karate Championship of JKA International Canada. The competition was held at University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba. All three students performed very well over the course of the tournament, which saw athletes from…
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