Education News Archive - April 27, 2006

By Tom Coombe, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Apr. 27--Study hall, the sacred time of the school day that lets students catch up on sleep, gossip and homework, has begun to disappear from the academic world.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.