I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble
Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other
I recently typed up a seven page post about how Principia failed to meet and recognize the needs to students, then I had a conversation with a close friend who asked, rather pointedly, how Principia was supposed to know anything was wrong and I'm sharing this instead. In Christian Science we are to correct our … Continue reading Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other
Five Questions – Principia Edition – Kat’s Answers
This post is being done in collaboration with my fellow ex-Christian Scientist blogger at Emerging Gently. We have also posed these same questions to other ex-Christian Scientists. Their answers appear in a series of posts on The Ex-Christian Scientist*. 1) Why did you attend Principia? I had to get away from the toxic culture perpetuated by my … Continue reading Five Questions – Principia Edition – Kat’s Answers
measles at Prin 1989 (follow-up)
From my e-mail, a follow-up corroboration of measles at Prin 1989: That is about how I remember it, though I don't remember a whole lot. This a really good account. . When I was first transferred to the middle school wing, I remember they tricked me and said I'd only be there for a night. Then … Continue reading measles at Prin 1989 (follow-up)
1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account
The following guest post is a a first hand account of the 1989 measles outbreak at the Principia Upper School. What were your experiences with CS nursing while at Prin during the measles outbreak? How did they diagnose it since they're trained to see disease as unreal & contagion as just as unreal? This measles epidemic … Continue reading 1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account
follow up: hazing at Principia
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Three charged in Principia football hazing case TOWN AND COUNTRY • The investigation into hazing allegations at a sports camp at Principia Upper School last summer has led to felony charges for two teens, and misdemeanor counts against another. Read the entire article: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/three-charged-in-principia-football-hazing-case/article_2a28e65d-c4ed-5c53-a255-a70e1a14f92f.html Previous post on the topic: https://kindism.org/2014/09/04/what-ive-been-reading-hazing/
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Equality at Prin, Vague Repression for All!
This is a follow up on https://kindism.org/2014/11/18/new-policies-on-homosexuality-at-principia-college/ If anyone would like to share an extended piece about their thoughts about, or experiences with Principia's policies (beyond a brief comment), please be in touch! I welcome guest posts! The TL;DR version Gays can now openly attend Principia, and the Administration has shifted their focus to combat … Continue reading Equality at Prin, Vague Repression for All!
New Policies on Homosexuality at Principia College?
This bit of news showed up in my facebook feed this morning and I thought it was worth sharing and citing the original source -- linked as a PDF and in full text below. I am curious to see how these policies will be enacted, and what the eventual outcome will be. Fear not, a … Continue reading New Policies on Homosexuality at Principia College?
Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College
Back in February, Jonny Sacramanga gave an interview about Leaving Fundamentalism. A section of the interview really jumped out at me, so I bookmarked it with every intention writing a post. In the interview, Sacramanga talks about positive peer pressure in relation to Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). On his blog, ACE is described as a … Continue reading Christian Science Culture and Positive Peer Pressure at Principia College