Thursday, December 13, 2012
School posts announcement and a worried parent contacts Patch about her children attending school tomorrow.
The Mayan calendar states that next Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, is the end of the world. Oswego District 308 officials are taking action about rumors that there is a threat of violence set to occur in the school district due to this belief in the Mayan calendar. The following statement was posted to the district's website early this afternoon: It has come to our attention that rumors have been circulating around our school community about December 21, our last day of school before winter break, and winter solstice, which marks the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar. The media hype surrounding this date has resulted in predictions that include such things as a national power outage to the end of the world. The same type of …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21 -- just less than two weeks from now. Do you buy it?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012? As the day draws near, NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that day, some people are a little…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Theories abound that this year we'll all get to find out what happens next when the world finally ends. Take the poll at the bottom and weigh in with your thoughts.
As the New Year approaches, it is natural, and indeed healthy, to look back over the one just past. Individually, it is often a time for reflection on things in our lives that didn’t work out too well, bad habits that we continue to participate in despite our better yearnings, or waistlines that are expanding inspite of our stated goals of reversing that trend. This trip down memory lane named “The Past Year” often precipitates the heartfelt, hopeful and too often short-lived resolutions for the New Year. It’s not just individuals, we, the little people, who look back over the year. Plainfield Patch, like nearly every media outlet, whether it be print, online or a major network inundates us with stories and lists of the top events in a …