Argentina When: July 1st--7th How: Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day on one specific day, in Argentina, the holiday is celebrated over the course of the first week in July. This week is called, "Semana de la Dulzura," meaning "the week of sweetness". Couples partake in this holiday by exchanging chocolate or sweets with one another in addition to one kiss per treat. HOW SWEET! South Korea When: 14th of every month How: Who said we have to celebrate love just on one day?
The best part about February is the weather! So, why not take some time and take yourself and your loved ones out into the great outdoors. Show them what that natural world has to offer. Take a stroll through the grove of giants slumbering underneath blankets of snow in Sequoia National Park. Meander down the San Joaquin River Gorge and walk under the towering canyon walls bright with wild grasses beginning to bloom with wildflowers. This is all within an hour's drive of Reed
As the new school year rolls out, it’s only fitting that we take some of our precious time this month to celebrate and appreciate one of the most important public goods the world has ever supported: the library. Libraries can easily be overlooked as a given, as they’ve been so fully ingrained into our culture as a public necessity in every county big enough to have a branch. And for counties not big enough, there are, of course, the iconic libraries on wheels, which if you’ve
Willa Cather has been described as “one of the most important American authors of the first half of the twentieth century” and this praise is well deserved as she is responsible for such pieces of enduring literature as My Ántonia (1918), O Pioneers! (1913), and The Song of the Lark (1915), which make up her Prairie Trilogy. These works are known for their mixture of compelling, fully realized characters paired with rural settings inspired by her own upbringing in Nebraska. A
Did you know that Reedley College has programs called Guided Pathways to help students with their major? If not, this is the right place for you. This month we’re focusing on the Social Sciences pathway, and how they help students with connecting to their majors and getting to know others in similar majors/programs, opportunities available for their chosen career path, and all kinds of other wonderful things! As a student of Reedley College, you’re part of a pathway, even if
Steve Irwin was born on February 22, 1962, in Victoria, Australia. He became fascinated with wildlife animals at a young age. In 1970, his parents opened the Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park, known as the Australia Zoo today, where Irwin's interest in wildlife grew. His parents advocated for the protection of Australia's reptiles. As a child, Irwin would accompany his father and rescue reptiles and rehabilitate injured kangaroos and other wildlife in the Outback. He was most pa
Every year, on February 4th, the world stops spinning. Everyone takes a moment out of the hustle and bustle of their busy lives to take notice of a very important cause, cancer. According to WorldCancerDay.org, “Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumor; this is true of all cancers except leukemia (cancer of the blood)." These tumors can be benign, which means th
In honor of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, the Reading and Writing Center wants to encourage all creative writers to share their best flash-fiction fairy tale! Entries should be no more than 700 words and must be sent as an attached Word document. For ideas and more about flash-fiction or fairy tale archetypes, check out this link: https://simplewriting.org/flash-fiction-fairy-tale-archetypes/ Email your Fairy Tale to the RWC: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 28t