Aquarium Ethics

03.17.18 There is a long running debate about whether keeping animals in captivity is ethical or not. PETA and similar organisations argue aggressively against animal cruelty, while others think places like Seaworld are worth the entertainment value, and the treatment of the animals there is relatively inconsequential. One controversial account regarding the death of an …

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Spring Term Narrative 2018

This term has been quite hard, perhaps with the most uncertainty out of any term yet. It began when I returned from Chewonki, with a vision of my STP and a plan to complete all my power assessments by the end of the term. As the term progressed and more information and plans about my …

The Beloved Community

02.09.18 Based on the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's 6 Principles of the Beloved Community There is a sort of secondary civil rights movement occurring here, now, in 2018 America. While the first one was centered around the aggressive and obvious oppression of the people of colour in the United States, this one is focussed …

The Invitation

  02.23.18 The Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, invites people to experience the world in a different way, offering a world with no limits or restrictions on what is possible. In this society we have a contrived idea of the one way to succeed. This constant push for a singular misled goal makes it difficult …

no. 6

Its the last week! What the heck? Or should I say what the HEC because this is Human Ecology Capstone week? Holy moly. Thanksgiving break was weird. At first I was super out of it. I went to the grocery store and couldn't quite comprehend what was happening around me. Later, I had some sort …

no. 5

Hello everyone! Two days ago we had our our first snow at Chewonki and as you can probably imagine it was very exciting. There were a few people who had never seen snow in real life before and that was crazy. At first I was unimpressed because in Vermont we get snow every year, but …

no. 4

Short disclaimer: This blog post was written a week ago while the power was out at Chewonki and I have only just found time to upload it. Good morning! It is storming hard outside but here I am rain pants and all writing to you by hand from midcoast Maine. Much has happened since I …

no. 3

Hello everyone! I tried to write last week but I felt like I had nothing to say. Luckily, lots of things have happened recently. Maybe most glaringly, the PSATs. This past Saturday morning, all the Chewonki students left their comfy warm beds to gather at 7:30 for breakfast. Immediately following, we were all subjected to …

no. 2

So last weekend, all of us were preparing for wilderness trip, and Saturday was taken up completely by a trip to the Common Ground Country Fair, where all of the Chewonki students volunteered with the trash and recycling crew of the fair so we could get free admission. It was crazy so I didn't get …