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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Courtesy of the University of British Columbia: “After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, recently published … Continue reading

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “‘Well she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now,’ the Beach Boys sing in their 1964 hit “Fun Fun Fun.” “Seems like she forgot all about the library like she told … Continue reading

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Watch a dried-out ‘resurrection plant’ unfurl in water

Courtesy of CNET: “A desiccated ball of desert plant known as a Rose of Jericho revives in a dish of water to show how it became known as a “resurrection plant.” On Saturday night, a good friend handed me a … Continue reading

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Sybil Ludington Is Known As The Female Paul Revere

Courtesy of “Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride pales in comparison to the American Revolutionary War ride of sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington. Just eight days after Revere’s roughly 20-mile ride, Sybil rode 40 miles by horseback in the pouring rain to … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo 2017: A Multilingual Celebration

French and Spanish classes Celebrate “Ocho De Mayo” in the Library this year. Each year the French and Spanish classes join together for a cultural exchange of language, food and fun. Follow the link below for images! Happy Cinco De … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day! May 6th

Courtesy of “In 1992, the comic book world found itself in unprecedented territory when Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize for his stunning Holocaust survival story, Maus. Since that watershed event, the mainstream acceptance of comics and graphic novels … Continue reading

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Students selected for the Weston Portfolio Competition

Four students from PGHS were selected as winners for their exceptional photographs for this year’s Weston portfolio competition! Mark Michael Jacob Alt Elijah Taurke Sofia Chang All the winners will be on display at the Monterey Museum of Art. There … Continue reading

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CHOMP Purchases PGHS Student Artwork

The art curator from CHOMP, Amy Essick, was invited to view student art because she is in charge of all the displays for the hospital and its surrounding office buildings.  Amy selected thirty drawings, paintings and 2D design pieces and … Continue reading

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Niccolò Machiavelli, author of “The Prince” born today

Courtesy of   “Born on May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy, Niccolò Machiavelli was a diplomat for 14 years in Italy’s Florentine Republic during the Medici family’s exile. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512, Machiavelli was … Continue reading

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