News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Mix It Up Day is a tradition at Peoples Academy in Morrisville, says the Lamoille News & Citizen. The nationwide campaign was created for students from kindergarten through high school in the hopes of “…breaking down barriers between students and improve intergroup relations so there are fewer misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts, bullying, and harassment.” The event at Peoples Academy was celebrated only during lunch until this year when it was decided to have it last all day. After shortened morning classes and an introduction to the event, a movie entitled Bullied was shown to the students. They then broke into discussion groups to talk about bullying and tolerance. The lunchtime break encouraged students to sit with different people, after which the students made their own personal pledge to do something about bullying. The day wrapped up with a talent show.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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