BC has threatened to take disciplinary action against a student group for establishing "Safe Sites" that provide condoms, lubricant, and information on sexual health and consent to students. There seem to be three counter-arguments to the sites that are popularly cited and continue to halt progress.
Reflection, small acts of kindness, and ultimately, transformation are just three of the lessons offered in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. On my own reflection, I'm convinced it was that transformed character of Scrooge that my old friend was thinking of when she gave me that tiny statue of Scrooge so many Christmases ago.
I got a phone call today from a classmate that stopped me in my tracks. My friend and mentor, John Cawthorne, passed away earlier this morning. As I hung up the phone, I started to think about something that doesn't usually cross my mind on a typical Tuesday: the profound impact that one teacher has had on my life.