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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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A Look at the Arguments Over the New Standardized Tests

Alexandria Baltimore-Hoofkin explains and defends the new and controversial test requirements for high school students.

Virtue of the Week: Joyfulness

Joyfulness is an inner sense of peace and happiness. You appreciate the gifts each day brings. Without joyfulness, when the fun stops, our happiness stops. Joy can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling sad.

Virtue of the Week: Patience

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes.

What the V.I. Education System Could Be

Michael Bornn gives an overview of the teaching programs of two of the world’s most successful educational systems. He uses their very different approaches to alert Virgin Islanders it is time to retool their own system.

Christmas in the Virgin Islands

Natalia Kuipers compares a Christmas in the Virgin Islands with the clichés that are popular in movies and books. She thinks the holiday is something more important than Christmas sweaters, pine trees and snowflakes.

Virtue of the Week: Tolerance

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. Tolerance is also accepting things you wish were different.

WICO Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 9

One of the most anticipated community events on St. Thomas is the annual WICO Christmas Tree Lighting in conjunction with the Havensight Merchants Association. This year it will be held Dec. 9.

Virtue of the Week: Understanding

Understanding is using your mind to think clearly, paying attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas.

The Status of HIV/AIDS in the Virgin Islands

The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households and communities. In the Virgin Islands, 1,061 HIV and AIDS cases were reported between 1983 and December 2014.

Virtue of the Week: Respect

We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and honor the rules of family, school and nation. Respect yourself, and others will respect you.

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