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May 3, 2005

John Lennon bus to park at Blair

by Grace Harter, Page Editor
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be stationed in front of Blair on the morning of Thursday, May 5 for the culmination of the National Education Association's (NEA) "Words of Oneness" contest.

Six high school students will be chosen to spend a day on the bus to create a song with the bus's high-tech equipment. The students will be chosen based on the essays, poetry or lyrics they submitted that dealt with issues of race. The contest was created in partnership with the group Oneness to promote racial unity through music and to promote literacy and interest in the arts.

The John Lennon Educational Bus tours the country and allows students to use its facilities to learn more about the creation of music. It has teamed up with Oneness and the NEA to combine the interests of all three groups.

The bus will be closed to the public during recording hours but will be on display later in the day at the NEA's headquarters.

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  • SeNiOr on May 3, 2005 at 3:00 PM
    doesnt it seem strange that the bus is coming the same day as senior skip day? hmm... now who might have plannned that?? they really dont want us to skip....
  • awesome! on May 3, 2005 at 6:35 PM
    was the contest open to just blair students? if not, how was blair selected to house the bus? once the winners are selected and announced, it'd be cool to post the work on sco!
  • ! on May 3, 2005 at 6:59 PM
  • syn on May 3, 2005 at 7:29 PM
    oh Johnny
    still doing amazing things 20 some years after his death.

    He was amazing.
  • beatlesgeek on May 3, 2005 at 10:13 PM
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah John Lennon is(was) a god among men
  • george on May 4, 2005 at 10:40 PM
    john is over-rated
  • KT on May 4, 2005 at 11:11 PM
    Wow. John Lennon did a lot of drugs, and he had an...interesting relationship with Yoko, who was who knows how many years older than him...That's just wierd. God among men, I question that. I find him odd and don't really like most of the Beatles' songs.

    I do however love Lennon's "Twist and Shout!" And the bus idea is really good. Yay, keeping the legacy of deceased people!
  • Anonymous on May 5, 2005 at 3:55 PM
    Why in the world is that bus parked outside of blair in an already over-crowded and busy parking lot? Why do all of these organizations feel that they can use Blair's facilities whenever they want? Why wasn't the bus just parked at NEA in the first place?
  • Anarchist on May 5, 2005 at 4:23 PM
    The headline ought to be, "John Lennon bus to park at Blair and clog the parking lot."

    Because that's what it did.
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