‘Tis the season for giving – or at least that’s what we have always been told this time of year. With endless displays of flashy new toys and gadgets, however, it’s almost impossible to ignore the materialism that accompanies the holidays. We rationalize each gift purchase as being “selfless”, while simultaneously dreaming about what delicately-wrapped treasures await us in exchange. If the holidays are a time of giving, why do we always expect something in return?
The election is over, ballots have been counted, and the results are in: This Thanksgiving, families may see a far bigger divide than who prefers dark meat over light meat. While Thanksgiving is meant to be a time to gather for a feast with your loved ones and even welcome new guests to the table, the sad truth is that many people may be crossing guests off their invitation list this year.
When Mary and Bill Meroff of Dover, New Hampshire, boarded a train in Austria during their summer vacation, they never imagined the journey would intersect with the most significant humanitarian crisis of 2015.
Student Council Offers Adult English Students a Voice
At 5:45 on a Monday evening, the elevator at the International Institute of New England in downtown Boston carries a diverse group of foreign-born residents to their evening English classes. Each student has a unique story, but a shared goal: to more fully integrate into American society by learning English.