October 1, 2007

Time to rethink the unthinkable (Fall Retreat)? or What are our values?

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:57 pm by gary

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So, after watching Fall Retreat over the years, there are some things that we might want to reconsider.

Why, as an alternative school, do we play a game (Rugby) where inevitably people do get hurt and end up missing Fall Retreat by going to the hospital. This has the possibility of climaxing with a brain injury or other long term calamity.

The talent show used to showcase the skills and creative aspects that our students have and has become a commentary of drinking and partying. What statements are we making when we have a “beer pong” competition between a 9th and a 12th grader. Are we emulating fraternity mentality before we even enter college and are at least three years under the drinking age?

And while we are writing about decision making and questioning our values …………… I do remember that Dara wanted to do a fundraiser which included cross dressing. Paul did such a thing at the Fall Retreat to a very appreciative audience. What makes one acceptable and the other not?

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3 Comments »

  1. '05 Alum said,

    I have no idea when rugby started, who whom, or why. Dara’s fundraiser sounds interesting, though must have come after me.

    I do think the talent show is for talent… and the last college party I went to, it did NOT take talent to play beer pong. If this is what the show has turned in to, well that is a shame! It does take talent to sing, dance, do a skit, play an instrument, demonstrate martial arts, do a comedy skit, juggle, or even an interpretive dance of a solar panel (which I don’t think has been done). Whatever it is it should be entertaining to all… beer pong in only entertaining to those who are playing or very drunk (which shouldn’t be happening at Fall retreat!)

  2. Anon. said,

    Why does LACS seem to be getting less like an alternative school and more like a standard school where nobody respects the teachers, the building, and the alternative-ness (e. g. the right to say motion to vote)?

  3. Mehls Carter said,

    Rugby is my best sport because it can take us any where. Ilove is sport because it builds up our body and image that we living right now. So boys practise and try to be good sportsman in the future. In my live I want to be DANIEL CARTER because he is a good player and a good first-five eigth. Im playing in my school team here in Fiji-Vanua Levu-Labasa-Sangam College. Come and visit me and enjoy your day.

    Thanks You
    Mehls Carter


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