Equinox Report: Facing the Virus, Preparing for Summer

How, in such a short time since January, the world has changed. Faced for the first time in over a century with a major pandemic, we have rushed to respond to the clarion call of healthcare officials and providers by staying home and refusing to risk our health and that of others. Sandum citizens have…

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Jan DeWitt invested as Sandus’s first heir

The Well Honoured Dr. Jan DeWitt has been invested as Sandus’s and the Sôgmô’s first heir in a day-long event held at the Appartement du Sôgmô in Quercus Candida. The event featured a public ceremony in which the Sôgmô and heir elect opened þess Buddhist altar, made a vow of office, and gave an affirmation…

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Heir-elect becomes Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Heir-elect Jan DeWitt defended his dissertation yesterday to a committee of professors in the departments of History and Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. The Well Honoured Heir-elect, successfully defended his dissertation on quaestores, aediles, and imperium and potestas in the Middle Roman Republic and will now enter the stage of revising his thesis…

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the Blue Lecture—a Sagamorial Speech for the New Year and Decade

The Office of the Sôgmô has released and shared a written speech on the occasion of the New Gregorian Year and the beginning of the new decade. The speech, called the “Blue Lecture,” comments both on Sandus’s history in the last decade but also on the country’s focus in the coming decade and beyond. Read…

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Solstice Report: Habemus Heredem!

The solstice is here, standing at about the halfway point in the cold half of the year. The solstice in Sandus has long been a thoughtful time of year. Not only must we contend with thinking about good nature and magnanimity, but we also pause to reflect on what has changed in the past year…

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Sôgmôni: Athenae fructus artis Quinquatribus proximis votus

XXIX November est dies gratias agendi Minervae, matronae deae nostrae in Civitate Sande, ubi Sandus populus supplicationem, quae traditione Americana et Canadense nobis traditur atque Chalkeia festo die Atheniensi, facimus. Hic dies festus non nobis celebratus est in proximis annis, ut pauca diei memoria sollemnis habeatur, sed in MMXIX nos rursus festum volumus additum in…

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Radio Patria starts publishing monthly playlist

Radio Patria, Sandus’s only online radio station, has long kept musical playlists of songs for Sandum holidays—but the auditory media member of the State Media Cooperative have recently decided to add a monthly musical playlist, too. The playlist focuses on particular themes for the month and often represent Sandum holidays in that month that normally…

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Weekly Meeting: 9 September 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary discussed the CCE meeting that happened on 26 August 2019 and he will write the agenda for the next CCE meeting, scheduled for 16 September 2019. He also mentioned giving the Feaster an economic command. The Facilitator mentioned several diplomatic updates, including about possible…

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Weekly Meeting: 20 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary announced that he had received only one donation in his role as treasurer of the Fraternal Annonary Order of the Wooden Bowl, and that he had completed an agenda for the CCE’s planned meeting. The Facilitator discussed updates to diplomatic affairs. All three officers…

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Weekly Meeting: 12 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary had no prepared subjects to discuss, but mentioned that he had received the Facilitator’s letter on economic policy and her diplomatic letter as minister. The Facilitator discussed her effort to contact Sandum friends and allies, gave an updated on voting in the Council, and…

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