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From Plato Academy to Superior Schools: A Story of Near Death and Resurrection

Plato Academy

  Plato Academy’s story is one of death and resurrection.  The school started out struggling to survive. It was one of the first charter school experiments in 2004, the brainchild of the Hellenic community of Pinellas County in Northwest Florida.  ...

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St. Katherine’s College: Inquiry Seeking Wisdom in the Orthodox Tradition


When it comes to choices for Hellenic American students to stay true to their roots, the possibilities get narrower as education progresses. There are more Hellenic schools in the elementary school years but progressively less for middle school and high ...

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The Slap: NBC follows MTV in mini-series stereotyping Greek culture


Get ready, Greek Diaspora community for The SLAP.  Yet the latest twist in the big television networks’ attempts to coopt ethnic Greek identity for sensational rise in viewer ratings.  It’s name, get this, “The Slap.”  Yup, not making it up, but after ...

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Reality TV leads to Resentment in Greek-American Community


Have you heard all the social media brood haha against the MTV reality show “Growing Up Greek?”  In case you missed it here’s a short clip. The reaction from the demos has been for the most part negative. AHEPA has ...

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Are Greeks too cliquey? In search of a real Hellene


Remember the scene in the lunchroom of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”? Maria is eating her homemade Greek lunch and the two blonde American girls taunt her about eating “moose kaka.” As immigrants and members of a different culture (albeit ...

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