Hey readers! You may be working on building a giant banana out of felt and wire, or looking for the perfect jacket to complete your Mr. Bean costume, but right after Halloween is Carl Sagan Day! If you want to join the festivities, you should be planning your events now. Here are some ideas and inspiration for what to do:
Those of you who read Skeptical Inquirer may be familiar with the work of Ken Frazier. He is a science writer and editor of Skeptical Inquirer. Recently, he shared some information about a project that his daughter is doing to raise awareness for HPV and cervical cancer. I want to let you know more about it because many of our readers are women in the age range that puts them at risk for HPV, and spreading information about prevention is both crucial and easy.
As atheist groups become more common on college campuses, the maturity level and concern for local communities seems to grow. Student groups now are working hard to promote service projects of all kinds, and nothing makes us happier than seeing students doing good. Here are a few service events that we've seen, and want to say thank you to everyone involved for taking their own time to make the world a better place!
There comes a time, every now and then, when you just have to write on a particular subject. You find yourself neglecting school work to write because what you want to write feels more important than the reading assignments for the week. There are bigger things in life than school assignments, and this feels like one of those things. You hope that this message will reach the right ears and that it will make a difference, no matter how small that difference may be.
Hello, all! I have been wanting to create a calendar that lists all of the scientific, secular, and skeptical holidays that might be fun for student groups to celebrate. I know that there are a ton of them out there, so feel free to email me your favorites or post them in the comments. Here are the ones I have so far: