Friday, April 26, 2013
The event will run from 2:30 p.m. on April 26 through 8 the next morning.
How many teenagers would stay up all night to read a 3,000-year-old, 400-page poem? At Baldwin High School, the answer might be more than you think. About 70 freshmen in the high school's Honors English 9 course have signed up to stay awake all night this Friday and read the "Odyssey," an epic Greek poem attributed to the author Homer. "The event is not mandatory, and there is no extra credit," said Keith Harrison, a teacher of the course. "All students, whether they attend the all-nighter or read the book on their own over the next month, have to take the same quizzes and unit exam." The event will run from 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, through 8 the next morning in a Baldwin High large-group instruction room. Student teams will tackle …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There are quite a few organizations in Baldwin-Whitehall that use Facebook. Here is a list of some of them with links to their pages.
In an age of social media, using Facebook can be one of the best ways to learn about events like sales, specials, concerts, games, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and more. In Baldwin-Whitehall, there are quite a few organizations that use Facebook. Here is a list of some of them, in no particular order, with links to their pages: Of course, the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch also has a Facebook page (and a Twitter account). What are some other places in our area with Facebook pages? Tell us in the comments section below. --- Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The local fire troop's 'Gangnam Style' video went viral in October.
The men from South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company are working on a sequel to "Firefighter Gangnam Style," and they need your help. The local fire troop's original effort—a YouTube take on Korean rapper Psy's mega-hit "Gangnam Style,"—went viral in October, helping to raise funds for the unit's public safety efforts. Now, South Baldwin Fire is asking members of their community to suggest songs that the men can make another video out of. Suggestions can be submitted on Twitter @sbvfc104. The songs suggested already include "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé and "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls. Send your ideas to @sbvfc104! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Baldwin High, World Affairs Councils host an international student summit on cyber-warfare.
On Dec. 7, 1941, 353 Japanese aircrafts attacked and killed 2,402 Americans at a Hawaii naval base, essentially drawing the United States into World War II. And that was even before computer hackers. Students from around the globe directed their eyes toward a Baldwin High School classroom on the anniversary of that Attack on Pearl Harbor, which served as a semi-fitting backdrop for an international student summit at the high school on Friday. The online summit, brought to Baldwin High by the World Affairs Councils of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and made possible by technology from Twitter, Skype and the Philadelphia-based MAGPI network, linked together students from Pennsylvania, Texas and Islamabad, Pakistan, to tackle the ever-changing …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Have you checked out the #PittsburghBands hashtag on Twitter?
If you were naming a band that could only be found in Pittsburgh, what would you call it? Some creative Pittsburgh minds have taken to Twitter, and are using the hashtag #PittsburghBands to share their ideas for Pittsburgh-themed musical acts—all spinoffs of current band names and famous Pittsburgh places. The hashtag has been trending for the past day or so, and it's continuing to pick up steam. You might recognize some of the people making suggestions. Randy Baumann of WDVE—@DVERandy to you Twitter followers—suggested some great ones, including "The Whitehall Stripes." Baldwin High School graduate and local "magidian" Lee Terbosic (@LeeTerbosic) has also coined some winners, including "Al Greenfield" and "Carrie Hazelwood." Even …
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- Mike Jones
Thursday, August 16, 2012
I can still hear my sandwich, apple and thermos rattling around in that blue, plastic lunchbox I brought to school each day in elementary school. The food would be making deep clunking sounds as I carried my Snoopy lunch box with my little backpack slung across my shoulders. Ka-clunck, ka-clunk, ka-clunck. My elementary school in Mt. Lebanon, just a couple of blocks from my house, didn't serve hot food, so we packed our lunches each day or walked up to the now-defunct Chicago's Pizzeria when we were old enough. The only thing I did buy each day was a half-pint of milk. But by the time we made it to junior high, we were too cool for lunch boxes and usually brown bagged it or ate that scrumptious cafeteria food. (Anyone remember those pizza …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Students from across Pennsylvania, and some in Slovenia, participated in a collaborative video conference on Thursday that focused on famine in Somalia.
As the BBC reported on Thursday morning on what it called a “Twitter War” between African Union troops and the Somalian militant group al-Shabab, who continue fighting in that nation’s capital, Baldwin High School students were preparing to send their own tweets about that region. Roughly 160 students, 75 of them from Baldwin-Whitehall, gathered at Baldwin High on Thursday for an International Student Summit that addressed famine and conflict in the Horn of Africa. Organized in part by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the summit used videoconferencing technology and Twitter to bring together about 500 students from schools across Pennsylvania and one school in Slovenia. The summit began with a discussion including panelists from …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Starting Dec. 13, St. Clair will donate 50 cents to SHIM for every retweet of the hospital's original hashtag message (#Tweet2Help)—up to $1,000.
St. Clair Hospital is calling all tweeters to help South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) provide holiday meals for needy area residents by participating in St. Clair’s upcoming #Tweet2Help drive. SHIM is based in Bethel Park and runs the Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Borough. SHIM is a nonprofit, human services organization that provides family and children services to the suburban poor and to refugee families living in Pittsburgh’s South Hills area. SHIM’s suburban poverty programs include a food pantry, a community clothing closet and financial literacy classes. SHIM’s programs are designed to serve as a bridge toward self-sufficiency—meeting the emergency needs of the individuals and the families that they serve by …