• Exchange Student

    The Wesleyan Argus | An Enriching Experience: Exchange Students Reflect on Time at Wesleyan

    c/o Aiden Malanaphy, Senior Staff Photographer The pandemic not only prevented students from traveling through the University’s study abroad program, but also inhibited foreign exchange students from coming to Middletown. During the 2020-2021 academic year, international students had trouble obtaining visas and hesitated to travel due to COVID-19. As a result, the University hosted only one undergraduate exchange student and no foreign language teaching assistants (FLTAs), who are usually graduate students. This semester, there are about 12 FLTAs on campus and four undergraduate exchange students.  While the University hired FLTAs to work remotely for the 2020-2021 academic year, they could not hold as many casual conversations and social events as they usually can. Director…

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  • Jobs

    3 Side Jobs That Can Make an Extra $1,000 a Month in Little Time

    You don’t have to choose between a side gig and family time. Here are four side gigs that take only 10 hours a week or less. You can make up to $300 narrating a three-hour audiobook, and up to $140 per hour organizing closets. You can also make up to $100 per post as a nano-influencer with less than 1,000 followers. Read more stories from Personal Finance Insider. Whether you’re short on your holiday shopping budget or looking to quickly build an emergency savings fund, it’s always nice to have a little extra cash on hand. It may be daunting to pick up a side gig, especially if your day…

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  • Education

    Time to end required attendance

    Lansing — Republican State Board of Education member Tom McMillin says Michigan should end its school attendance policies that broadly require parents to ensure their children are in class after the mass shooting at Oxford High School. With some exceptions, the longstanding compulsory attendance law requires parents and guardians to send their students to school during the school year. Repealing the law would mark a dramatic and unlikely overhaul of Michigan public education, funding for which is currently based on attendance numbers. On Monday, McMillin, a former conservative state House member from Oakland Township, contended that parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health shouldn’t have to “worry about what…

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  • Science

    General relativity’s time dilation was captured across a millimeter

    A millimeter might not seem like much. But even a distance that small can alter the flow of time. According to Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, clocks tick faster the farther they are from Earth or another massive object (SN: 10/4/15). Theoretically, that should hold true even for very small differences in the heights of clocks. Now an incredibly sensitive atomic clock has spotted that speedup across a millimeter-sized sample of atoms, revealing the effect over a smaller height difference than ever before. Time moved slightly faster at the top of that sample than at the bottom, researchers report September 24 at arXiv.org. “This is fantastic,” says theoretical physicist…

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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students look to West Texas to experience America for the first time

    Texas and West Texas have an increased request for foreign exchange students to visit the United States. TEXAS, USA — The International Student Exchange program offers foreign exchange students the opportunity to experience life in the United States. Founded in 1982, this nonprofit organization has provided quality exchange programs for more than 30,000 exchange students. In West Texas, the amount of foreign exchange students has grown more than 500 percent in the last four years. The students are now starting to specifically request Texas and West Texas more because of this trend. Last year San Angelo had six foreign exchange students who spent the summer learning about West Texas but…

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  • Online School

    Here’s What Happened When We Swapped Out Online School For Time In The Wilderness

    It was your typical kindergarten morning on Zoom: little boys and girls in little squares arrayed on the computer screen like the “Brady Bunch” opening credits, each patiently waiting their turn to share what they did over the pandemic weekend. All except for one. My daughter usually spent the two-dimensional kindergarten class under the table screaming, or in her chair crying because the teacher had put her on mute. Many months later, the school psychologist would suggest that she be evaluated for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. (Her diagnosis is currently being determined.) My son, a bright and hyperactive second grader with sensory processing issues, managed to get in trouble…

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  • Science

    A beginner’s guide to time travel

    Everyone can travel in time. You do it whether you want to or not, at a steady rate of one second per second. You may think there’s no similarity to traveling in one of the three spatial dimensions at, say, one foot per second. But according to Einstein‘s theory of relativity, we live in a four-dimensional continuum — space-time — in which space and time are interchangeable. Einstein found that the faster you move through space, the slower you move through time — you age more slowly, in other words. One of the key ideas in relativity is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light — about…

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