Being Human...

Here at Case Western, I think all of us have some understanding of what it means to live under high parental expectations and the pressure to perform. Recently, I watched the movie, Taare Zameen Par [Like Stars on Earth], a film about dyslexia. The protagonist is an eight-year-old, Ishaan Awasthi, who continually fails all his exams and classes because no one at home or in school recognizes his problem. He cannot properly read or write and, because of his dyslexia, he has trouble with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and multiple instructions. His low performance is attributed to stupidity, laziness, and obstinant misbehavior again and again as his frustrations grow and his self-este

Spiritual Trick Or Treat...

UPCaMers came together this past Friday, October 30th, for the group’s semesterly retreat. The retreat was to be an 18-hour lock-in at the Interfaith Center centered around the theme, “Spiritual Trick-or-Treat” (Halloween and All Saint’s Day). This year the retreat was attended by four students, who began arriving around 5:00pm on Friday – toting sleeping bags, pillows, and backpacks. After everyone had settled down, the evening began with a brief Bible study and a discussion of the history of Halloween. Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, was originally a Celtic pagan holiday that celebrated summer’s end and the final harvest before the frosts. It was believed that October 31 was the day betwee




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