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22 Dec

How to Tell if Your Child Has Anxiety

21 Dec

Overthinking: Santa’s Delivery System

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper.

The holidays, a time of family, presents, traditions…and animals that fly through the sky to help deliver gifts to children around the world. But, before you stay up all night staring at the sky, waiting for a magical herd of animals to frolic by, let’s think about this phenomenon. Could reindeer actually fly? How does this whole Santa delivery system work?

First, what exactly are reindeer? Are they real, and who really are these famous powerhouses behind Santa’s sleigh? In fact, reindeer are real; they are a species of deer that typically live in regions of Siberia, North America, and Europe. These regions include arctic, subarctic, boreal, mountainous, and tundra ecosystems. Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, but the males shed them in late autumn. Female reindeer keep their antlers until they give birth. How does this all relate to Santa, you ask? All this stuff about antlers made me wonder about something. Since male reindeer shed their antlers so early in the season, and all depictions of Santa’s sleigh show reindeer with antlers, this means that all of the famous reindeer, in a surprising turn of events, are in fact female. Even Rudolph. Another fun fact, reindeer are also very skittish around humans, so it probably wouldn’t be easy to hire one to guide your sleigh.

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21 Dec

Gingerbread Men Recipe

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper

Ingredients for Gingerbread Men:

• 3 cups (390 grams) all purpose flour

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

• 2 teaspoons ground ginger

• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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21 Dec

An Inspirational Story for the Holidays

This blog post is a featured article from our student-run newspaper.

"An Inspirational Story for the Holidays" by Shannon 

In 2010, Rob Jones was deployed to Afghanistan where an IED exploded, resulting in the above-the-knee amputation of both his legs.

Story over, right? Wrong.

Rob is a Marine, through and through. So the loss of his legs did not stop him. There is a Marine saying, “Semper Fidelis,” and it means “Always Faithful.”  Rob has stayed always faithful to his mission of making his life count.  

This past year, after winning many Paralympic honors, he decided to embark on a new challenge aimed at raising awareness of veterans’ issues, and raising funds for charities that have helped him in the past. His remarkable goal was to run 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days, in 31 different cities.  

For people who have ever run marathons, they know how challenging running 26.2 miles in a day can be. Now picture doing the same thing day after day for 31 days.  

If you’re not intimidated yet, now picture doing it on prosthetic legs.

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20 Dec

How Online School Can Help Students With Anxiety

16 Dec

Demi Lovato Turned to School at Home Because of Bullying

14 Dec

Bullying Statistics: Why Some Students Turn to Online School

12 Dec

Personalized Education at CMASAS

Hi Josh, tell us a little about your passions outside of work
Biking, fishing, cooking, reading, hiking, guitar, piano, record collecting, chess.
What is your role at CMASAS?
What subjects do you teach (if any)?
Language Arts and History. Sometimes mathematics!
08 Dec

Meet the Staff: Tutor Josh Goodman

07 Dec

How to Start a Bullet Journal