WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Exhibit Puts Focus on School Facilities

Play associated audio
"Lack of a LIbrarian" by Diamond, a ninth-grader at the Washington Metropolitan High School. This photo was used to advocate for a better library.
http://criticalexposure.smugmug.com/Exhibits/Both-Sides-of-the-Lens-Spring/17005583_XDPkqZ#1307332830_x6GrHSF
"Lack of a LIbrarian" by Diamond, a ninth-grader at the Washington Metropolitan High School. This photo was used to advocate for a better library.

"It looked like a mess," Elliot says. "It had books for not our age. It had books for older people. Books for little children."

So, in partnership with the nonprofit Critical Exposure, Elliot and his classmates took pictures of the library. Then they used those pictures to lobby the city for funds.

"Every school should have a library," he says. "You need books to be literate."

The students have now secured $2,000 to put toward the library, and hundreds of donated books.

Their photos are on display at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery through June.

NPR

A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.
NPR

Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise for refugees and immigrants, with hopes to mainstream it.
WAMU 88.5

On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
NPR

Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.