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Monthly Archive:: August 2010

US Students Not So Worldly Wise

I hate to say it but it is pretty embarrassing that students in the U.S. think Beethoven is a dog and Michelangelo is a computer virus. Hey, a least they are good at video games and texting.

Most young Americans entering university this year can’t write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven’s a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus, according to an annual list compiled by two academics at a US college. To students who will get their bachelor’s degrees in 2014, Czechoslovakia has never existed, Fergie is a pop singer, not a duchess.

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Mayhem at Maho Beach

Photographer Thomas Prior takes us inside the mayhem and chaos at St. Maarten’s Maho Beach. With an international airport situated immediately adjacent to it, Maho Beach is the perfect place to watch low-flying aircraft on their final approach. That is, if you’re more interested in plane spotting than tanning. Lucky for us, daily arrivals and departures times are displayed on boards by the beach, so we can easily plan our adventures, accordingly.