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Boarding school

A boarding school provides education for pupils who live on the premises, as opposed to a day school. The word "boarding" is used in i.e. lodging and meals. As they have existed for many centuries, now extend across many countries, their function and ethos varies greatly. Traditionally, pupils stayed at the school for the length of the term; some are for either girls while others are co-educational. In the United Kingdom, which has a more extensive history of such schools, many independent schools offer boarding, but so do a few dozen state schools, many of which serve children from remote areas. In the United States, most boarding schools cover grades seven or nine through grade twelve—the high school years; some American boarding schools offer a post-graduate year of study to help students prepare for college entrance. In some times and places boarding schools are the most elite educational option, whereas in other contexts, they serve as places to segregate children deemed a problem to their parents or wider society.

Canada and the United States tried to assimilate indigenous children in the Canadian Indian residential school system and American Indian boarding schools respectively. Some function as orphanages, e.g. the G. I. Rossolimo Boarding School Number 49 in Russia. Tens of millions of rural children are now educated at boarding schools in China. Therapeutic boarding schools offer treatment for psychological difficulties. Military academies provide strict discipline. Education for children with special needs has a long association with boarding; some boarding schools offer an immersion into democratic education, such as Summerhill School. Others are determinedly international, such as the United World Colleges; the term boarding school refers to classic British boarding schools and many boarding schools around the world are modeled on these. A typical boarding school has several separate residential houses, either within the school grounds or in the surrounding area. A number of senior teaching staff are appointed as housemasters, dorm parents, prefects, or residential advisors, each of whom takes quasi-parental responsibility for anywhere from 5 to 50 students resident in their house or dormitory at all times but outside school hours.

Each may be assisted in the domestic management of the house by a housekeeper known in U. K. or Commonwealth countries as matron, by a house tutor for academic matters providing staff of each gender. In the U. S. boarding schools have a resident family that lives in the dorm, known as dorm parents. They have janitorial staff for maintenance and housekeeping, but do not have tutors associated with an individual dorm. Older students are less supervised by staff, a system of monitors or prefects gives limited authority to senior students. Houses develop distinctive characters, a healthy rivalry between houses is encouraged in sport. Houses or dorms include study-bedrooms or dormitories, a dining room or refectory where students take meals at fixed times, a library and study carrels where students can do their homework. Houses may have common rooms for television and relaxation and kitchens for snacks, storage facilities for bicycles or other sports equipment; some facilities may be shared between several dorms.

In some schools, each house has students of all ages, in which case there is a prefect system, which gives older students some privileges and some responsibility for the welfare of the younger ones. In others, separate houses accommodate needs of different classes. In some schools, day students are assigned to a dorm or house for social activities and sports purposes. Most school dormitories have an "in your room by" and a "lights out" time, depending on their age, when the students are required to prepare for bed, after which no talking is permitted; such rules may be difficult to enforce. International students may take advantage of the time difference between countries to contact friends or family. Students sharing study rooms are less to disturb others and may be given more latitude; as well as the usual academic facilities such as classrooms, halls and laboratories, boarding schools provide a wide variety of facilities for extracurricular activities such as music rooms, sports fields and school grounds, squash courts, swimming pools and theaters.

A school chapel is found on site. Day students stay on after school to use these facilities. Many North American boarding schools are located in beautiful rural environments, have a combination of architectural styles that vary from modern to hundreds of years old. Food quality can vary from school to school, but most boarding schools offer diverse menu choices for many kinds of dietary restrictions and preferences; some boarding schools have a dress code for specific meals like dinner or for specific days of the week. Students are free to eat with friends, teammates, as well as with faculty and coaches. Extra curricular activities groups, e.g. the French Club, may have meals together. The Dining Hall serves a central place where lessons and learning can continue between students and teachers or other faculty mentors

List of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest volumes

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki, based off a web novel, that began in 2015. A spinoff series, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Zero began in 2017. In North America, both series are published digitally by J-Novel Club and in print by Seven Seas Entertainment; the series has received three manga adaptations. The first, by RoGa, is an adaptation of the main novels; the second, Arifureta: I Love Isekai, is a yonkoma comedy-spinoff by Misaki Mori. The third, by Ataru Kamichi, is an adaptation of the Arifureta Zero spinoff novels. All three series are published in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatThe following chapters have not yet been collected in tankōbon format: Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatThe following chapters have not yet been collected in tankōbon format: Chapters not yet in tankōbon formatThe following chapters have not yet been collected in tankōbon format: Web novel at Shōsetsuka ni Narō Official website Official manga website Official yonkoma website Official Arifureta Zero manga website Official website at J-Novel Club List of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest volumes at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Mokena, Illinois

Mokena is a village in Will County, United States. The population was 18,740 at the 2010 census. A special census conducted in 2018 found that the population had increased to 20,375. Mokena is a name derived from a Native American language meaning "mud turtle". Mokena is located at 41°32′4″N 87°52′37″W. According to the 2010 census, Mokena has a total area of 8.893 square miles, of which 8.89 square miles is land and 0.003 square miles is water. Mokena is served by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. Elementary school services are provided by one of four school districts: Mokena School District 159, New Lenox School District 122, Frankfort School District 157C, Summit Hill School District 161. Schools within District 159 include MES, MIS, MJHS. Higher education is provided through Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, through Rasmussen College; as of the census of 2010, there were 18,740 people, 6,358 households, 5,120 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,432.4 people per square mile.

There were 4,848 housing units at an average density of 808.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 94.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.01% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,703 households out of which 48.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.8% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.46. In the village, the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males. The median family income is $82,596 and the median income for a household is $91,817. Males had a median income of $58,226 versus $31,522 for females; the per capita income for the village was $31,944. As of 2008, the median house value was $350,130, up from $211,300 in 2000. About 0.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. The Village of Mokena is serviced by the Metra rail service Rock Island District. Mokena has two commuter rail stations, Hickory Creek and Front Street, providing service to downtown Chicago's LaSalle Street Station, connecting with components of the Chicago Transit Authority. Mokena is served by I-80, which runs along its northern border. Through I-80 commuters have convenient access to I-355 and I-57; the main north-south thoroughfares are US Route 45 and Wolf Rd. The main east-west thoroughfares are 191st St, LaPorte Rd. and US Route 30.

Rail freight traffic travels along both the Metra RI District Railway and the Canadian National Railway. The CN tracks run east/west along Mokena's southern boundary, while the Metra Rock Island District tracks bisect the town in a northeastern/southwestern direction. Dean Anna, MLB player. Hall, state actor and Wisconsin state legislator.

Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire Hernández, professionally known as Aurelio Voltaire or by the mononym Voltaire, is a Cuban-born American singer and musician. His professional name is his given middle name. Voltaire is an experienced animator and comic artist, is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In the past, when asked about his real name, Voltaire avoided the question or implied that his real name is in fact Voltaire. Voltaire chose to use his middle name as his performance name because his namesake "saw through the hypocrisies of humanity and commented on them through satire. In essence, he was able to educate people about the world around them by making them laugh."According to the School of Visual Arts where he is employed as a professor, Voltaire's real name is Aurelio Voltaire Hernández. Voltaire attributes "Acoustic Guitar and Vocals" on Ooky Spooky to Aurelio Voltaire Hernández, confirming, his real name. Since he has signed his name as Aurelio Voltaire, is more open about it in public appearances.

His stage name is now "Aurelio Voltaire" for the following reason: "I got tired of there being other people releasing albums as Voltaire. There's some American guy who makes instrumental hip hop. Like, do these people not do a fuckin' Google search before naming their bands? Anyway, it was just easier to distinguish myself from them by using my first name." Voltaire's father died. At ten months old, Voltaire emigrated to New Jersey with his sister remarried. However, he states that he did not enjoy residing there, stating he was a victim of bullying because of his heritage and strange hobbies and interests. At the age of ten, Voltaire was inspired by the films of Ray Harryhausen, began animating on a super 8 camera. By piecing together snippets of information from fanzines, he was able to teach himself how to make foam rubber animation models and animate them, his stepfather was abusive, considering Voltaire's strange hobbies and interests to indicate he was homosexual. A family friend sexually molested him from infancy into his teenage years.

His girlfriend at the time committed suicide. Before he followed through, he promised himself to live one more day and saying what he wanted to do and say; this allowed him to stand up to the people who were bullying him, elevated his self-esteem. Though he considered committing suicide again the next day, he was able to hold it off indefinitely. At the age of 17, he moved to New York City, his first job there was an animator with Parker Brothers. Voltaire says that he loves New York, that the only other place he would be happy living is Tokyo. Voltaire's music has strong roots and connections to European folk as well as other influences such as the goth scene. However, many listeners find his music hard to classify. Although it has a sound reminiscent of European folk music, many people claim it to be dark wave, his music has been linked to cabaret, with Lexicon Magazine using the term "goth cabaret" referring to dark cabaret, a term used to describe some bands Voltaire cites as his influences.

Voltaire has been linked to the steampunk scene with Victorian-era horror related subjects, some of his visual and music styling, in recent years he has become a favorite at major steampunk conventions such as the Steampunk World's Fair. New wave has been used to describe Voltaire's music by some reviewers. Voltaire describes his own music as "Music for a parallel universe where electricity was never invented and Morrissey is the queen of England", he says that bands and artists who influenced his music are Rasputina, Tom Waits, Cab Calloway and Danny Elfman. The first band that Voltaire played in was called "First Degree". At this age, he was a fan of Duran Duran, but began listening to gothic music, most notably bands such as Bauhaus and The Cure, it was not until that he began participating in the goth scene. As an adult, Voltaire formed a band which included a violin, a cello and himself as the vocalist and the acoustic guitar player. Within a year, Projekt Records signed them and by June 1998 they released their first album called The Devil's Bris.

Two years their second album, Almost Human was released. One of Voltaire's popular hits is "BRAINS!", a song written for the Cartoon Network show The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, aired in the episode "Little Rock of Horrors". He wrote "Land of the Dead" for Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure, which plays in the opening sequence; as an avid fan of Star Trek, Voltaire attends science fiction conventions, released a four track EP called Banned on Vulcan. It was a set of comedy recordings poking fun at characters from the show. On the side, Voltaire is the lead vocalist of a New York City based new wave quintet known as The Oddz. Voltaire performed a musical special for Artix Entertainment in their MMO game AdventureQuest Worlds, altering some of his songs in To the Bottom of the Sea to suit their standards. Over 32,000 players attended, it was released at 8:00PM on Friday the Thirteenth of March 2009. In 2010 Voltaire released, he released a children's CD, Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids, containing his previous works for Cartoon Network, as well as other age-appropriate songs.

On September 2, 2011, Voltaire released his e

Rudolph Peters

Sir Rudolph Albert Peters MC MID FRS HFRSE FRCP LLD was a British biochemist. He led the research team at Oxford who developed British Anti-Lewisite, an antidote for the chemical warfare agent lewisite, his efforts investigating the mechanism of arsenic war gases were deemed crucial in maintaining battlefield effectiveness. He was born in Kensington in London the son of Dr Albert E. D. R. Peters, a physician, his wife, Agnes Malvina Watts, he was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire studied Medicine at King's College London and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In the First World War he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer to the 60th Rifles. From 1917 he was attached to the chemical warfare section at Porton Down. After the war he returned to Cambridge University lecturing in Biochemistry. In 1923 he was created Professor of Biochemistry at Oxford University. After the Second World War, he researched pyruvate metabolism, focussing on the toxicity of fluoroacetate.

The fact that fluoroacetate in itself is far less toxic than its metabolite fluorocitrate led him to coin the term "lethal synthesis", the title of his Croonian Lecture of 1951. When he retired from academia in 1954 he became Head of the Institute of animal Physiology at Babraham Hall near Cambridge, he was elected a FRS in 1935. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 and elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1957, he died on 29 January 1982. In 1917 he married Frances Verel. "Sir Rudolph Albert Peters, Biochemist". Australian Postal History & Social Philately

Alan DeBoer

Alan W. DeBoer is an American businessman and Republican politician, he served as mayor of Ashland, Oregon from 2001 until 2004, served on the Ashland City Council and School Board. DeBoer ran for the Oregon House of Representatives in 2016, however was nominated by the Republican Party as their candidate for the seat vacated by the death of State Senator Alan Bates in August 2016, he was elected to the Oregon State Senate in November 2016, defeating Democrat Tonia Moro by about 500 votes. In a debate in October 2016, DeBoer stated his opposition to Oregon Ballot Measure 97. In February 2018, DeBoer announced that he would retire from the State Senate and not seek re-election to another term. During the 2017 Legislative Session, Alan DeBoer served on the Senate Committee on General Government and Accountability as the Vice-Chair, The Joint Committee on Information Management and Technology, The Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government, the Joint Ways and Means Committee. DeBoer chief-sponsored two pieces of legislation during the 2017 session, one a memorial to former Senator Alan Bates, the second to repeal the Oregon Income Tax kicker refund.

Alan DeBoer missed 30 votes. DeBoer voted against the comprehensive women's health equity bill that provided increased access to reproductive health services in Oregon. During the 2017 session, DeBoer was a vocal opponent of House Bill 2004 which aimed at providing renter protections including banning no-cause evictions and local rent control. Alan DeBoer at Ballotpedia