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    Scottish Independence-Discursive Essay

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    Scottish Independence – Good or Bad Scotland is at a turning point. The 300-year old Union is some say no longer fit for purpose. Some say it was never designed for the 21st century world and it is well past it’s sell by date and is holding Scotland back. The Scottish people voted to move forward, with a new, more Scottish approach from an SNP government. But many oppose these views saying that Scotland needs the rest of the UK and that the economic and social problems caused by independence would be catastrophic to the relationships between Scotland and the rest of the UK. In any case the government has published a white paper setting out a vision of independence and responsibility in the modern world. But is this idea beneficial to our country? Is Scotland ready to go it alone? Is Scotland ready to break free from the shackles of the UK? Are the Scottish people ready for independence? In this essay I will explore our options and inevitably present the information needed to make your own conclusion on Scottish independence. There are strong arguments both for and against independence. The arguments for Scottish independence are described in the next few paragraphs. …read more.

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    With independence, Scotland could join this arc of prosperity. Scotland could pursue economic policies designed specifically for our circumstances, to give us a stronger economy, better public services and a fairer society. Furthermore and probably the SNP’s biggest drive for independence is through their old motto "It’s Scotland Oil". This motto refers to the oil in the North Sea and it is said that although 90% of the North Sea Oil comes from the Scottish Sector of the continental shelf the revenue created by the selling of this oil would not benefit Scotland while it remained as part of the United Kingdom. The Continental Shelf Act 1964 and the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 defines the UK North Sea maritime area to the north of latitude 55 degrees north as being under the jurisdiction of Scots Law meaning that 90% of the UK’s oil resources were under Scottish jurisdiction,therefore proving the SNP are correct in the claim that the North Sea Oil is in fact Scotland’s Oil. On the other hand there is a substantial amount of claims and information produced by the Labour Party that clearly shows Scotland would not be able to go it alone. Labour firstly argues that the division of the UK would lead to colossal problems. …read more.

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    Fourthly and finally for the against independence argument is that if Scotland was to gain independence form the UK, Northern Ireland and Wales may follow suit to gain the benefits that Scotland would becoming independent. This would lead the UK to become four divided nations with different Passports, possibly currency, rules, legislation and most importantly armies. The division of the UK would also take the power and prestige of the Queen’s position and discard it, as there would have to be different rulers for each country; this is hardly going to be accepted by the Monarchy supporters. In conclusion, there are strong cases both for and against Scotland gaining it’s independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, both sides have pros and cons but most importantly both sides of the argument have their supporters and at the end of the day that is what it will all come down to when a referendum inevitably is brought up. Scotland has its own parliament so why can’t they have full separation. The north seas oil in terms of longitude and latitude belongs to Scotland so it really needs independence to reap the benefits of the sought after fossil fuel. So with this information I have divulged to you make your own decision. Scottish independence. Yes Or No? Sources http://www.snp.org/independence http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/home http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/A17359158 http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/index.htm TV Program Holyrood Live Kieran Tennant Higher Essay …read more.

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      • Friday, December 22nd, 2017

        Christmas Celebration 2017 – Primary Wing

        Celebrating Christmas through Nativity Play

      • Christmas Carnival 2017 (21)
      • Monday, December 18th, 2017

        Christmas Carnival 2017

        Christmas Carnival   at Scottish High, Temperatures touched the chilly Fahrenheit’ of what we call the ‘full swing ‘of winters in Gurugram. However, the heat was on at Scottish High International School with its Christmas Carnival setting the tone of the season and its festivities. This year too, the Carnival began with a bang, drawing a […]

      • FDP Nursery (7)
      • Friday, December 8th, 2017

        Front Desk Programme – Nursery Wing

      • Sports day 2017 - primary wings (3)
      • Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

        Sports Day at Scottish High – Primary Wing

      • Chinmaya Bhagwad Gita Chanting Competition 2017 (1)
      • Monday, December 4th, 2017

        Highlanders made us proud by win – Chinmaya Bhagwad Gita Chanting Competition 2017

      • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

        IBDP Orientation Session 2018-20

        Dear, Parents The School management and the IBDP department welcomes you to an orientation programme for the IB enrollment.This is a short workshop to help you understand the nuances of IB and its advantages in seeking admission to prestigious universities and courses across the globe as well in India.We look forward to an interactive session […]

      • Scottish High’s under 10 girls Basketball team win the 23rd Ramjas Basketball Champions league (1)
      • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

        Scottish High’s under 10 girls Basketball team lifting the PRESTIGIOUS WINNERS TROPHY

        It was a notable moment for Scottish High’s under 10 girls Basketball team lifting the PRESTIGIOUS WINNERS TROPHY as they emerged victorious after defeating their arch rivals Shri Ram Aravali in the finals of the 23rd Ramjas Basketball Champions league held at New Delhi.

      • Self Study (1)
      • Saturday, November 25th, 2017

        IBYP self-study workshop for the parents – PYP

        IBPYP self study for parent conducted by PYP coordinator

      • story telling by Zenny Jhelumi
      • Friday, November 24th, 2017

        Story session taken by famous authors – Piotr Karski and Zenny Jhelumi – for grade 1  2

        Promoting international mindedness- Interactive storytelling session was taken by Piotr Karski author from the Poland and Zenny Jhelumi for grade 1 & 2

      • Additional Maths India topper award
      • Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

        Highlanders earn the ” Additional Maths India Topper Award ” by Cambridge International examination

        Jibitesh Saha of class X Igcse has made the school proud by securing the Additional Maths India topper award by Cambridge International Examination.  

      • Annual Day Celebrations 2017 (32)
      • Monday, November 20th, 2017

        Re Viva – The Annual Day Celebrations 2017

        The Highlanders once again enthralled the audience with their spellbinding stagecraft at the Annual Day Celebrations on 18th November 2017

      • Initials Sports Day (1)
      • Thursday, November 16th, 2017

        Initials Sports Day

      • Highlanders participated in All India Open Tennis Fiesta 2017
      • Thursday, November 9th, 2017

        Highlanders participated in All India Open Tennis Fiesta 2017

        Highlanders participated in All India Open Tennis Fiesta 2017. Praneet Kapoor was Runners-up in U-6 boys, Tripty Maheswari was Runners-up in U-10 girls and Aman Patel was 2nd Runners-up in U-8 boys

      • A bunch of laurels bagged by Highlanders
      • Monday, November 6th, 2017

        A bunch of laurels bagged by Highlanders

        Our Highlanders have won awards at ARMUN’17 Varin of XI represented as Executive Board member and designated as NSA Shivank of XI won Best Del award in AIPPM Aaliya of VIII won 1st high comm in AIPPM  Jei Sridhar of XI got high comm award in AIPPM Dhanvi & Ayra of XI received special mention […]

      • Street Play Competition in tGELF Harmony 2017
      • Monday, October 30th, 2017

        Highlanders earn the First Position in the Street Play Competition in tGELF Harmony 2017 and Best Speaker in the Debate competition

      • Food Expedition at Scottish High (7)
      • Friday, October 27th, 2017

        Food Expedition at Scottish High

        To give students a palate to explore the world of taste and nutrition, food expedition was held at Scottish High

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      • Monday, October 16th, 2017

        Scottish High Awarded “Unified Champion School” Special Olympics

      • diwali mela (4)
      • Saturday, October 7th, 2017

        Diwali Mela 2017

        Diwali Mela at Scottish High

      • A psychology session on interdisciplinary - Expert Talk- by Alexandra Snee (1)
      • Thursday, October 5th, 2017

        A psychology session on interdisciplinary – Expert Talk- by Alexandra Snee

        Alexandra Snee visited Scottish high to deliver an expert talk on one of the topics in Psychology – Obedience. The audience was grade 11 and 12 IBDP students studying ESS, BM, Eco, Political Science and faculty members. ISC Psychology students of grade 12 were also included. This was also an interdisciplinary talk keeping in mind […]

      • Hong Kong University
      • Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

        Message from Prof John Spinks, Director- The University of Hong Kong” for Shivang – Earn the title of “President’s Scholar”

         

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      • Friday, September 29th, 2017

        Dussehra Celebrations at Scottish High

      • Rally for Rivers by Grade 5 (2)
      • Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

        Rally For Rivers – Grade v

      • Social Science Exhibition 2017
      • Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

        Social Science Exhibition 2017

        This year’s Social Science Exhibition 2017 was based on the theme of ‘Eternal Ganga’ as a means to pay homage to the holy river that purifies all evil, and to celebrate the river being accorded as a “human entity”. The exhibition was held in the school auditorium and consisted of a plethora of models and […]

      • Highlanders Secured 3rd Position in SGFI State Tennis Tournament
      • Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

        Highlanders Secured 3rd Position in SGFI State Tennis Tournament

        Agriya yadav and Kaushal Thakran have secured 3rd position in the SGFI State Tennis Tournament

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      • Sunday, September 10th, 2017

        “School Director’s Awareness Series – Security Concerns”

        Director’s Awareness Series Dear parents, Last few days have been harrowing for the education fraternity. On one hand, we have seen the demon of bullying raising its ugly head and on the other the most gruesome end to a very young life, that too in the environs of a school that is and should be […]

      • SGFI State Chess Championship.
      • Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

        SGFI State Chess Championship Selection

        Armin Kaur (III) and Kaustabh Kaushal(XI) participated in the SGFI District Chess Championship and have been selected for the SGFI State Chess Championship.

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      • Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

        Scottish High win the Roller Skating Championship

        03 September 2017  

      • EXAM Reschedule
      • Monday, August 28th, 2017

        Reschedule of 28th August Exam

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      • Thursday, August 24th, 2017

        Youth Leaders’ Summit 2017 – Ms. Mary Davis visits (CEO Special Olympics International)

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      • Monday, August 21st, 2017

        Best Team Award at Stage II of Frank Anthony Debate Competition

        Simran Kakar & Yoshita Singh have made us proud by winning the Best Team Award at Stage II of Frank Anthony Debate Competition & qualified for the All India Finals. Simran Kakar has been adjudged as the Best Speaker

      • cricket
      • Monday, August 21st, 2017

        SHIS under 17 cricket team

        SHIS under 17 cricket team has brought laurels by winning the School District Cricket Championship.

      • The 71st Independence Day
      • Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

        The 71st Independence Day

        A historical moment for us as ‘Free Nation’, when India woke under the beautiful sky of liberty and freedom. Scottish High, keeping the spirit of this great nation, salutes yet another milestone of Independence and unites once again to commemorate this glorious day- The 71st Independence Day– reminiscing the heroism and sacrifice of our patriots.

      • SHISMUN17 Second Edition
      • Saturday, August 5th, 2017

        SHISMUN’17 Second Edition

        SHISMUN’17 embodies the educational simulation of the United Nations.

      • SUDHA-GOYAL
      • Friday, August 4th, 2017

        School Director’s Awareness Series no. 06

        Dear Parents, The emotional well being of our children has always been our top priority at Scottish High International School. We are deeply concerned with the latest news regarding few online games and the effect it has had on the lives of many children across the globe. As important stakeholders to our children, it is […]

      • FDP (2)
      • Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

        Front Desk Programme – Primary Wing

      • Primary Gallery Walk (2)
      • Saturday, July 29th, 2017

        Gallery Walk – Primary Wing

      • slcinitial17 (5)
      • Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

        Gallery Walk – Initials

        Taking ownership of their learning, the Highlanders of Early Years of The Scottish High International School, Gurugram, participated in the Gallery Walk on 22nd July, 2017 with full enthusiasm. They took upon themselves to show their class, the different corners and the work displayed on the boards to their parents, surprising them with their communication […]

      • Scienceexh2017 (2)
      • Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

        Scientia Techno Palooza – Science Exhibition 2017

        Science takes a leap beyond books as Annual Science Exhibition “Scientia Techno Palooza“makes a touch down at Scottish High International School on 22nd July 2017. At Scottish High, Science is more than a syllabus as the young enthusiastic Highlanders took it to mammoth proportions by showcasing 65 participatory exhibits, constituting various innovative working models and […]

      • Nukaad Natak Kinderact (1)
      • Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

        Nukkad Natak connecting with the community – Primary Wing

        A Nukkad Natak perfomed at Galleria Market on the consumer right.  

      • 20-21June 2017 (3)
      • Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

        Workshop for teachers PYP-IB

      • shivang keetana
      • Thursday, June 1st, 2017

        Highlanders Scorch National  NCR Toppers’ List in ISC 2017

        Scottish High Flag flutters high with the Proud Highlanders Keerthana Srikanth ranked ALL INDIA SECOND POSITION HOLDER and DELHI NCR TOPPER with an astounding 397/400 i.e. 99.25% and Shivang Singh being ranked SECOND TOPPER IN DELHI NCR with395/400 i.e. 98.75%. The two Highlanders scored a Perfect 100% in Physics, Economics, ICT & Mathematics, respectively. The […]

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      • Friday, May 19th, 2017

        IGCSE Results 2016-17

        The highlanders have again made us proud by scoring perfect scores in IGCSE results 2017. Jibitesh Saha and Srijan Saxena have scored prefect 7*. Total A*and A : 98. Congratulations to all the achievers.

      • Ranveer Singh Saini won Gold at Special Olympics Golf Masters 2017
      • Saturday, April 29th, 2017

        Highlander Ranveer Singh Saini won Gold at Special Olympics Golf Masters 2017

        Ranveer Saini participated in the Special Olympics Golf Masters – 2017 tournament held from 16 April to 22 April 2017 at Macau. Over 100 golfers competed from across the world including USA, UK, Finland, Australia, South Korea, HongKong, Sweden, South Africa among others. He played 2 rounds of Golf in a 36 hole tournament at […]

      • library week (1)
      • Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

        Library Week 2017 – Primary Wing

        Students participated in many learning engagement.

      • orientation
      • Monday, March 27th, 2017

        AT HOME” Orientation 2017-18 – Tuesday 28th March’17

        AT HOME” Orientation 2017-18 for Initial School & Primary School – Tuesday 28th March’17 Initials Orientation Presentation  – Click here to download A Ready Reckoner for the parents of Initial Chapter – Click here to download Primary Orientation Presentation – Click here to download  

      • 5A 24
      • Monday, March 27th, 2017

        Graduation Ceremony- Grade V

      • world down syndrome day 2017 (6)
      • Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

        World Down Syndrome day Celebration 2017

      • SAIBSA (South Asia International Baccalaureate School Association) at Scottish High (5)
      • Sunday, March 5th, 2017

        SAIBSA (South Asia International Baccalaureate School Association) at Scottish High

        SAIBSA held at Scottish High to share the best practices among the educators all over India

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      • Monday, February 20th, 2017

        The BHIM AWARD, has been confered to our student Ranveer Singh Saini

        It is a proud moment for Scottish High that the Highest Sports Award of the State, the BHIM AWARD,  has been confered to our student Ranveer Singh Saini  by the Hon’ble Governor of Haryana today.

      • Blooddona2017 (4)
      • Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

        Blood Donation Camp – PYP

      • A Choice Of IGCSE
      • Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

        Circular – A choice of IGCSE (Cambridge Secondary 1) Curriculum

        Dear Parents, You will be glad to know that in the coming session 2017-18 onwards we shall provide our dear students with one more option of curriculum choice in the middle years. After graduating from class V, students will now have a choice of IGCSE (Cambridge Secondary 1) curriculum or the current ICSE curriculum from […]

      • Cambridge Secondary 1 - Orientation 3
      • Monday, December 26th, 2016

        Cambridge Secondary 1 – Orientation

        An Orientation for the parents of grade V was conducted on Dec 24, 2016 with the aim of making the parents familiar with the Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum and also with the changes, the child will go through during the transition from Primary Years to Middle School. Cambridge Secondary 1 – Orientation PPT  – Click here to […]

      • KINDERACT CLUB (11)
      • Friday, December 9th, 2016

        Kinderact Club Live Healthy Breathe Healthy Marathon

      • Haryana Swarna Jyanti launch at Tau Devi Lal stadium
      • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

        Haryana Swarna Jyanti launch at Tau Devi Lal stadium

        Ranveer Saini was felicitated along with other Olympians Ms. Sakshi Malik , Mr. Vijender Singh and Ms. Deepa malik in the Prime Minister’s function of Haryana Swarn Jyanti launch at Tau Devi Lal stadium on November 01, 2016.

      • International Robotronics Competition
      • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

        International Robotronics Competition School League

        Our Junior Robotics teams have won 1st & 2nd Team Prize in International Robotronics Competition School League held at Lotus Valley international School.

      • Topper IGCSE Combined Sciences
      • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

        Topper IGCSE Combined Sciences

        Keisha Mathews of SHIS has topped the country in IGCSE Combined Sciences.

      • Haryana Equestrian Sports Association Event
      • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

        Haryana Equestrian Sports Association Event

        Ranvijay Saini of grade three won 2 gold and a bronze medal, while Nripesh Mehlawat of grade nine won 3 gold medals in three respective events organised by Haryana Equestrian Sports Association.

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      • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

        Won Medals in Pathways Invitational Swimming Championship

        Highlanders have won 3 silver and 10 bronze in the Pathways Invitational Swimming Championship.

      • Inter School Tennis Championship
      • Saturday, October 8th, 2016

        Won Pathways Inter School Tennis Championship

        Primary highlanders have made us proud by winning the Pathways Inter School Tennis Championship in both boys and girls under 10 age category.

      • Gold Medal In Haryana State Shooting Championship
      • Friday, October 7th, 2016

        Gold Medal in Haryana State Shooting Championship

        Rakshit Jaiswal has won 1 gold and I silver in Haryana state shooting championship.

      • Interschool Swimming Competition For Primary
      • Saturday, October 1st, 2016

        Interschool Swimming Competition for Primary

        Our highlanders won 11 Gold, 9 Silver and 17 Bronze medals in Interschool Swimming competition for Primary held at GD Goenka World School.

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      • Monday, September 5th, 2016

        Haryana State Soccer Team has won the National Championship of SSPF  Sports Authority of India

        Haryana State Soccer Team has won the National Championship of SSPF & Sports Authority of India. The State team comprised of TEN champion Highlanders who got this glory to the State. Congratulations to the players and coaches.The names of the players are as follows – Varin Agarwal, Ishaan Yadav, Aryan Dhoot, Samridh Anand, Sunny Singh, […]

      • SHIS Won Inter School Basketball Girls Tournament
      • Saturday, August 27th, 2016

        SHIS won Inter School Basketball Girls Tournament

        Under 10 team of SHIS has won the Inter School Basketball Girls Tournament for Primary section conducted by DPS International, Gurgaon. Arushi Bist was declared best defender.

      • Boys Under 17 School District Tennis Championship
      • Friday, August 26th, 2016

        Boys Under 17 School District Tennis Championship

        Highlanders Samarth, Nischay, Tarang and Yugansh have won the Second position in the Under 17 School District Tennis Championship.

      • Friday, August 26th, 2016

        Boys – Under 14 School District Tennis Championship

        Highlanders Agriya Yadav, Kabir Singh, Saman Jain, Kaushal and Rahul Dang have secured the Second position in the Under 14 School District Tennis Championship.

      • Friday, August 26th, 2016

        Under 19 – Girls School District Tennis Championship

        Highlanders Mahika Rathod, Diya Shukla and Khyati M Srivastava have made us proud by winning First position in the Under 19 Girls School District Tennis Championship and will now play at State level.

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      • Friday, August 5th, 2016

        Young Indian Sports Star Award 2016

        Ranveer Saini has been felicitated with the Indian Achievers Award by Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri’s son Mr. Sunil Shashtri and Mr Antony Member of Parliament at India Habitat Centre.

      • School District Cricket Competition
      • Friday, August 5th, 2016

        School District Cricket Competition

        Scottish High under 14 school cricket team has made us proud by winning the School District Cricket Competition and has also qualified for the State Championship.

      • School District Soccer Championship
      • Friday, August 5th, 2016

        School District Soccer Championship

        Scottish High under 14, under 17 and under 19 soccer teams have won the school district soccer championship in all the three categories and have qualified for the state championship.

      • Friday, August 5th, 2016

        IIMUN Conference

        Scottish High has won the best delegation award at the IIMUN Conference held at Suncity World School. Akriti Gupta, Parwaz Gill & Gayatri Kashyap were declared the best delegates.

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      • Friday, July 15th, 2016

        All India Frank Anthony Debate Competition 2016

        Our highlanders Shivang Singh & Vitasta Singh have won the prestigious All India Frank Anthony Debate Competition regional round in Category 1 and in Category 2, Niharika Mehrotra has been adjudged first runners up speaker. Both teams qualify for second round.

      • Monday, July 4th, 2016

        IRC Open League’16

        IRC Open League’16 – Team1-Arnav, Maanas and Shiven of grade VII won 1st position and sponsored trip for China and team 2 – Nirbhay,Harshit and Vaibhav of grade VII won 3rd position.

      • Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

        India Finals of Compudon Season

        Srijan Saxena of X IGCSE has secured Second Position in India Finals of Compudon Season VI. He was awarded a Laptop, Certificate and Medal for the same.

      • Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

        Initial School Orientation 2016

        Ready Reckoner 2016 Initials At Home session 2016-17

      • Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

        Primary School Orientation 2016

        Primary Parent Orientation for session 2016-17

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    Tuition for in-state students at the school is $6,000 per year. Room and board costs $6,570 and the school estimates books and fees at $1,632. Non-resident tuition is $17,000 per year, with the other costs the same as residents and so the total cost for residents is $$14,102. Non-resident total cost is $24,620 per year. Through an agreement, non-resident students from Asotin County pay tuition of $9,380. Part-time students pay $307 per credit hour whether they are residents or not.

    Although Lewis-Clark State College is one of the most affordable colleges in the area, paying for an education can still be difficult. The first step in obtaining financial aid is completing the FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid gives students access to federal grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Applicants give the government information about their finances, and those of their immediate families. The program determines what a student can afford to contribute toward his education, and then subtracts that amount from the actual accost of attending a school. The result us the student’s financial need. Then the program awards them funding as grants, loans or as the chance to participate in work-study opportunities that are administered by the school.

    At Lewis-Clark there are also several scholarships offered through the institution. These are based on academic prowess, financial need or both. Funds are available to first-year freshmen, for certain majors, to minority groups and to non-traditional students. Students apply for all scholarships through a common application upon which there is a check list of available funding. Scholarships are awarded through private sources as well, for athletics and academic programs such as teaching. The school also has a “21” Endowment that is awarded to assist people who were awarded scholarships finish their educations after the scholarships elapse. Lewis-Clark has a tuition waiver for non-resident students as well. An online search will reveal other funding opportunities for students through corporations and associations. If students have exhausted their scholarship and grant options, they might consider taking out student loans. These are low-interest loans that allow deferred repayment until the student has graduated.

    Student Experience

    Students at Lewis-Clark State College are in the unique position of being in an urban environment with the social and economic benefits that entails, while also having the option to participate in varied outdoor recreation. The school has numerous clubs and organizations, and an active sports program. The Lewis-Clark mascot is the Warrior. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis and track and field. There is no women’s baseball at Lewis-Clark, but there is a volleyball team. Students also volunteer in many community-assistance programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 but, using the “full-time equivalency” calculations, the ratio is higher than many schools this size. Still, because classes are small, there is ample opportunity to get “face-time” with teachers.

    One of the degree options at the school is representative of national interest in the sports administration field. Students can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration. This degree program puts together the fields of business, health and kinesiology as they relate to sports and sports administration. The program has 120 credit hours. Students follow a required general education path called “Ways of Knowing,” and select courses to satisfy the liberal arts requisite. These include “Ways of Knowing” in Math, Humanities and the Arts, Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, plus courses treat stress diversity. There are also required courses in oral and written communication and a requisite of 16 credit hours in a foreign language. The general education segment contains 38 credit hours. There are 13 credit hours in electives, 33 in kinesiology and 30 in business followed by a six-credit-hour final project. The curriculum stresses planning and development of athletic programs, marketing and recruitment, event planning and management and financial management in addition to other skills and knowledge bases. Students in both the BA and BS programs are required to take an “Integrative Seminar in Ethics and Values.” Because this major is jointly housed in the Business Department and the Education and Kinesiology and Education Department, students are required to have advisors from both disciplines.

    This school offers much that students find at larger institutions, while maintaining a small-school atmosphere. Lewis-Clark State College is recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation.


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    The young child attributes things he can’t understand to magic; later with the aid of language and education he gains a concept of who he is, and he may begin to search for life’s meaning.

    When my niece, Nancy (names in this article were changed), was age two, she stayed with us while her parents moved. Her dad phoned, and I handed the phone to her so that she could hear his voice. Nancy looked surprised and held up the phone saying, “Daddy is in here.” At age two and a half our son, Ian, was playing in the backyard. We’d just set the clocks ahead for daylight savings time. At seven o’clock, his usual bedtime, I went to get him saying, “Ian, bedtime.” He responded, “You can’t kid me, the sun isn’t under the grass.” If you ask a young child to draw the inside of his body, he will draw a large cavity filled with blood; so when Jimmy saw blood running from his skinned knee he cried believing that his whole self was bleeding away. Dian’s son, Henry, age three, knew that his grandfather had died. Henry heard his parents explain to his older sister that Granddad’s soul went to heaven, and his body turned to dust. One night Henry refused to go to bed. Finally he told his mom that Granddad was hiding under his bed. When Dian checked she realized that she’d let dust balls accumulate.

    We adults are amused and confused by the concept of a man inside a phone, the sun going underground, that loss of blood or dust balls could be frightening, but those concepts were real to the children. We can’t call upon our own experiences to understand since we don’t remember much that happened before we had language, but we need to understand the meaning of the fear or what is behind a behaviour in order to develop techniques to deal with it. When we understand the conscious life of children at different stages in their development, we can better help them adapt to the real world, and parents will be less confused about what sort of discipline is appropriate to teach the child self-control. In many cases reassurance by the parents is enough to allay the children’s fears, but Henry’s fear may have had a deeper cause, the fear of losing his parents, which the parents must address. In her book The Magic Years, Fraiberg explains how children attribute things they can’t understand to magic and how language helps them humanize. She takes us through stages in the child’s mental development.

    The baby is motivated to satisfy his own needs. His first thought activity is to remember pictures: pictures of the breast or bottle or mommy, for example. As soon as he learns the name of the object he requires to satisfy his needs, he uses that word to call back the picture of the breast or bottle or mommy, and he can wait to be satiated by repeating the word when alone in his crib.

    Soon after the age of two the concept of “I” emerges. The conflict between what his body urges him to do to bring satisfaction and the physical and social restrictions of reality come into conflict. He learns that he can control the body wish by sublimating that wish for an imagined alternative. For example, I want a horse becomes a game where a stick is imagined to be a horse. Parents can employ the principle of substituting another activity (redirection) when the child is misbehaving.

    Tommy, age two and a half, wanted to take his baby brother’s bottle, and we heard him saying, “No, can’t have the bottle.” He was trying to curb his wish with words, but his wish was too strong and he took the bottle for himself. His parents showed their displeasure by temporarily withdrawing their approval and comfort. The child learns self-control when he sees that he has displeased his loving parents; he becomes angry with himself and feels guilt. If Tommy puts the bottle back into the baby’s crib, we see that he knows his action was wrong; no punishment is necessary. The effect of withdrawal of the parents’ approval was only temporary, but it was necessary to teach Tommy self-control. If on the other hand a parent uses physical punishment to correct Tommy, it may cause him to feel that he paid the price for his misdeed, thus depriving him of feeling guilty and learning to control his wishes.

    The three to four year old often takes pleasure in cruel acts. There is no use in saying, “How would you feel if someone did that to you?” The egocentric child can think only of himself, but again he senses the displeasure of his parents, and he will want to alter his action to get approval in future. Later the healthy child adapts the attitudes of the parents and loving caregivers. When he acts counter to their teaching he dislikes himself. At that stage he blames imagined friends or others, and he often distances himself from his parents. Beginning at age five or six he begins to imagine himself in the place of others.

    By age nine the child who has been nurtured effectively has established some ability to understand human empathy, to transcend love of self, to value human life and be revolted by acts and ideas that seek destruction. These qualities are not innate, Fraiberg writes, but are products of education. “In the case of moral development, the judgments, standards, values of the beloved person are taken over by the child, made part of his own personality.” By our words and deeds we caregivers help children find civilized solutions for meeting their needs and for solving issues of rivalry–the route to responsible adulthood and hopefully, a peaceful world. Let’s hear your stories.

    Reference: Selma H. Fraiberg. The Magic Years, Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood. Simon & Schuster, N.Y., First Fireside Edition, 1996.

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    This essay is one piece of a two-part overview of the issues facing America’s next president. Read about the domestic challenges here .

    From Russia to North Korea to the slaughter in Syria, the next president will face foreign-policy challenges that test the very fundamentals of world order.

    In recent months, RAND researchers have outlined the decisions that must be made, the dangers involved, and the least-bad options that now often pass for good ones. They have assessed the fight against ISIS, developed a peace plan for Syria, and mapped a future for the world economy.

    Senior political scientist Michael J. Mazarr set the scene in a recent op-ed . “U.S. foreign policy over the coming decade,” he wrote, “is likely to focus on the task of managing relations among a collection of tough, ambitious great powers that are determined to shift at least some of the global balance of power away from the United States.”

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    The Islamic State has been driven from some of its most important cities and now finds itself under siege in others. But defeating it on the battlefield is only the first step in what will be a long fight to dismantle what it stands for.

    Western perceptions of the Islamic State as the command-and-control hub of an international terror corporation are misguided. Instead, it is a three-part threat , RAND experts wrote: the self-declared caliphate itself; its franchisees in places like Libya and Nigeria; and its ideology, open-sourced for anyone to claim.

    The coalition fighting ISIS on the ground has made great strides since senior international policy analyst Linda Robinson traveled through the region in the early months of the campaign. She found that the local forces on the front lines were, with some exceptions, fragmented, outgunned, and unprepared to reliably hold ground. Her recommendations, that the United States and its partners provide significantly more training and equipment to those local fighters, have since become strategy.

    ISIS’s opponents on Arabic-language Twitter outnumber its supporters, six to one.

    Success in the fight against ISIS will require further developing those local fighters into competent hold forces, she said, as well as establishing effective governance in Iraq and Syria.

    But as an ideology, ISIS is only the symptom of a disease, not the underlying cause, senior policy analyst Andrew Liepman and political scientist Colin P. Clarke wrote. The coalition still must address the social and political forces that gave rise to ISIS, such as vicious sectarian divisions in Iraq and the civil war in Syria.

    There is reason for optimism in an unlikely place. ISIS may be known for its deft use of social media, but a recent RAND analysis found that its opponents on Arabic-language Twitter outnumber its supporters, six to one . They could represent a potent force in the fight against the idea of ISIS.

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    The United States can no longer afford to wait for a comprehensive political settlement to bring an end to the bloodletting in Syria. Its principal goal, at least for now, should be to establish and sustain an enduring ceasefire , even if that means postponing a decision on the homicidal regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

    That is the only practical way to end the fighting, a team of RAND experts led by former ambassador and special envoy to Afghanistan James Dobbins concluded.

    Their peace plan would freeze the conflict along existing battle lines , effectively dividing Syria into several semi-independent zones—one controlled by the regime, one or more by the Arab opposition, and another by the Kurds. At least some state authority would devolve to those groups, allowing them to govern the areas they now hold, with international oversight.

    For now, America’s main goal in Syria should be to establish and sustain an enduring ceasefire.

    A fourth zone, the vast and desolate east of Syria, would remain a free-fire zone. There all sides could turn their attention to the destruction of a common enemy, the Islamic State.

    A durable ceasefire would at least buy negotiators time to work out the future shape of a Syrian state—and the fate of the Assad regime—without the running clock of a daily body count. Anything else risks making “’the best’ (that is, Assad’s removal) the enemy of ‘the good’ (maintaining the ceasefire),” the RAND experts wrote—and ending up with the worst, a resumption of violence with no realistic plan to stop it.

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    As millions of displaced Syrians crowded into desert camps and urban slums, RAND researchers sought to better understand the forces that pushed former waves of refugees into the arms of radicals .

    Their study of more than half a dozen previous refugee crises, from Asia to Africa to the Middle East, identified several common threads that seem to lead toward greater risk of radicalization. They found, for example, that refugees kept in isolated camps, with little opportunity for work or education and little sense of security, have been especially vulnerable to infiltration by militant groups.

    Those findings provide a guide to the international community as it struggles to accommodate refugees now and in the future in a way that lessens the risk of radicalization. Host countries, in particular, should allow refugees some freedom of movement, provide adequate security, and establish opportunities for youth beyond primary school.

    Critical to those efforts, of course, is international support and funding that doesn’t wane as a refugee crisis drags into years.

    Some of that funding could support local businesses that employ both refugees and non-refugees, said senior political scientist Barbara Sude , the study’s lead author. That would improve the lives of people on both sides and strengthen the ties between their communities— all good defenses against the threat of radicalization.

    Russia: The Baltic Question

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    Sixty hours. In repeated war games at RAND , sixty hours is all it took Russian forces to punch through NATO’s thin defenses in eastern Europe and reach the capitals of Estonia or Latvia.

    It may seem unlikely that Russian President Vladimir Putin would risk war with NATO, senior research analysts David A. Shlapak and Michael Johnson wrote. But, as their games showed, the potential consequences if he did are so dire that it “may be less than prudent to allow hope to substitute for strategy.”

    Both NATO and the United States have announced stepped-up troop rotations in eastern Europe, a good first step at reinforcing deterrence. But RAND’s research concluded that NATO would need a force of about seven brigades—including three heavy armored brigades— on the ground, properly supported and backed by air power, to fundamentally change the strategic equation for Moscow.

    If Putin risked war with NATO by invading the Baltics, the potential consequences would be dire.

    That would represent a small part of overall spending of NATO member countries, Shlapak and Johnson wrote. Without further strengthening its eastern flank, they added, NATO will remain outnumbered, outranged, and outgunned.

    At the same time, the United States should look for ways to engage Russia , Mazarr wrote. There are areas for mutual cooperation, he noted, such as counterterrorism and nonproliferation. Russia aspires to a respected position in the world order, he wrote—not “the role of hated troublemaker.”

    North Korea: The Wild Card

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    An underground explosion in rural North Korea in early September rattled seismographs in South Korea and homes fifty miles away in China. It was North Korea’s most powerful nuclear test to date, the latest escalation in one of the world’s most dangerous guessing games.

    This year alone, the erratic regime of leader Kim Jong-Un has test-fired more than 30 ballistic missiles, sent a rocket into space in what was widely seen as another missile test, and detonated two nuclear bombs. Those tests show that the North is determined to advance its weapons programs and the threat they pose, even in the face of ever-tightening international sanctions, senior defense analyst Bruce W. Bennett wrote.

    North Korea’s nuclear tests call into question the long-standing U.S. approach of “strategic patience.”

    The tests also call into question the United States’ long-standing approach of “strategic patience” with North Korea, Bennett wrote. The U.S. sent two B-1 bombers over South Korea in a display of resolve after the September nuclear test, and has moved to deploy an advanced missile-defense system there.

    The quickening pace of provocations from the North this year suggests a weak leader feeling more and more internal pressure, Bennett wrote—and seeking to divert attention through displays of force. That raises another troubling question for the international community: What would happen if the North Korean regime collapses?

    That could plunge parts of the North into anarchy, leave its weapons of mass destruction exposed, and threaten civil war in a country with more than one million military and security personnel, Bennett said. At the same time, it would likely cut off food distribution, provoking a humanitarian disaster “even more serious than is normally the case in North Korea,” he said.

    Central America: Slowing the Exodus

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    Nearly 40,000 unaccompanied children, fleeing poverty and violence in Central America, made the treacherous journey to America last year and were stopped at the border. Even more have been coming this year.

    The United States is working with the governments of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to slow the exodus by stimulating economic growth, promoting education, and targeting criminal networks. But more needs to be done on this side of the border , senior policy researcher Daniel M. Gerstein and associate sociologist Ernesto F. L. Amaral wrote.

    Given the numbers and the need, the most relevant question for policymakers may be how to best integrate those children allowed to stay into American society. U.S. officials should better monitor how children fare in their host families, in their schools, and in their communities, Gerstein and Amaral wrote.

    History has repeatedly shown the futility of building “impenetrable” border walls to keep people out.

    More broadly, America needs to streamline its immigration court system, with more judges to hear more cases in less time, Gerstein wrote in a separate paper. It also should invest in better technologies to secure the border and target suspect air and sea cargoes as well as individuals.

    A wall across the southern border— “a thin brittle line,” in Gerstein’s words—would only divert money and resources from those needed reforms. The evidence of history, he wrote, from the Great Wall of China to the French Maginot Line, has repeatedly shown the futility of building “impenetrable” barriers to keep people out.

    Trade: Adapt and Integrate

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    International free-trade deals may have few friends in presidential politics, but they could strengthen economies at home and abroad as the world adapts to some 21st-century realities.

    America will remain the dominant player in the world economy for the foreseeable future. But it will have to accommodate rising world powers like China, as well as developing nations whose economies are growing while those of America’s closest allies slip.

    The United States stands to gain more from strengthening world economic institutions and rules —and engaging with those rising powers— than from pulling back, senior economist Howard J. Shatz wrote. Despite the rhetoric, trade and investment deals represent valuable tools in that effort—measured both in domestic dollars and cents and in the expansion of the world economy.

    The United States should strive to maintain and strengthen the global system of trade it helped create.

    Because of that, the United States should approve some version of a Pacific trade and investment agreement, Shatz concluded—and include an on-ramp for China to join. The U.S. also should sign a new trade and investment agreement with Europe to help restore growth there and benefit both economies.

    This is a decisive moment for the world economy. The United States should strive to maintain and strengthen the global system of trade it helped create—“spurring growth so lives are improved,” Shatz said, “and demonstrating to countries that a U.S.-led economic system is a desirable one in which to participate.”

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      And while it was a great essay at the time and the writer definitely has a sense of humor, we strongly discourage students from writing essays in this style. For one, every single admissions officer — from the ones who are first out of college to the veterans of the departments — will know from where you’re taking inspiration. Also, this essay is kind of mocking the entire college admissions process. The writer is essentially saying that he has done all of these amazing things in life and he hasn’t even yet gone to college. Sure, it’s written tongue in cheek but, at the end of the day, the essay says little about the actual applicant. Because, presumably, little or none of it is true. That’s the whole point.

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      • Micah says:
        February 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        Was the guy accepted into the college?

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        • Ivy Coach says:
          February 22, 2016 at 1:31 am

          Yes, NYU.

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        • Mocsab says:
          December 28, 2016 at 2:43 am

          Yes, he applied to NYU for Creative Writing, they’d have to be mental not to accept this work of art

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          • Rosie says:
            January 1, 2018 at 3:12 am

            NYU doesn’t have a Creative Writing major.

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            • Ivy Coach says:
              January 2, 2018 at 4:31 pm

              That is not relevant to this student’s essay. Who said he applied (decades ago) as a creative writing major?

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      • K says:
        September 23, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        This is bold and hilarious. Good for him for taking a risk! (and it paying off)

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      • Sophia Kolak says:
        November 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        The essay actually does say a lot about him. It shows he is witty, cynical, funny, and creative. It also shows that he is brave, because he is not afraid to break the conventions of a typical college essay. The rest of his application would have said what clubs he was in, his grades, and the rest of the things most people talk about in their essays. I agree that it would likely be obvious if a student were to emulate this style exactly, but claiming the essay “says little about the applicant” is rather naive.

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      • Kerryb says:
        December 15, 2016 at 2:51 am

        This is a funny read, very clever and just entertaining! If you asked a college coach or anyone else if you should submit this essay, they would say no!!! Maybe he had an equally amazing gpa and perfect sat scores etc….and he had room to take a risk!

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      • KenC says:
        May 17, 2018 at 12:07 am

        The kind of essay, you would submit only as a lark to your dream school.

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      • Isaac says:
        August 7, 2018 at 3:58 am

        I can’t believe actually laughed out loud in the middle of Starbucks while reading this…

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