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Faith in the digital age

As electronic devices continue to grow in popularity, Christians gain the ability to interact with the Bible in new ways A woman with curly blonde hair sits down on an armchair by a large window. The curtains are drawn back, and the morning is just beginning as the sun peeks …

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A sense of wonderment

Freshman Greta Hallberg makes her high school acting debut as Treasure Island launches a production full of sword fights and adventures It’s the instigator of countless “X marks the spot” adventures, the beginning of the iconic one-legged pirate with a parrot companion trope, the original swashbuckling pirate manifesto: Treasure Island. …

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Device misuse

Technology in the classroom results in widespread distraction In many cases, artificial light acts as a seductress, putting device users into a trance that is not easily broken. Like the Sirens, whose carnal invitations beckoned the crew of Odysseus, technology sings a sweet song that is nearly impossible to resist. …

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Not an easy A

Pass/Fail classes encourage college student exploration, but do they work in high school? “It was biology,” recalled history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “Science is not my thing. We were all in the lab and the teacher gave us each a mouse.” “The experiment, if you can call it that,” she …

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Twins

Reflecting on commonly asked questions about twins, studies and students explore similarities and differences between their siblings and themselves I’m a twin. People often ask me, “Do you like being a twin? Do you get along? What’s it like having someone in the same grade? Do you have a special …

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Playful or painful?

Words meant to entertain may be more hurtful than humorous “I was in my living room eating dinner by myself when the fire alarms went off. I was going around the house unscrewing them because I didn’t smell smoke. I called my dad and said, ‘Yeah, something’s wrong’ and he …

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Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful thinking. But soon, they realized their beloved advisor …

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Cost-free education

President Obama’s new proposal will create opportunity for students across the nation. By 2020, the workforce is expected to fall behind by 5 million college-educated people. By that time, two out of three jobs will require some college or associate degree, according to a study by Georgetown University. In response …

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Practical Importance

Curt Bjorlin on woodworking from Redhawksonline on Vimeo. Declining student interest in applied education courses may result in the loss of life skills As applied education classes throughout the United States decline, students may be missing out on important opportunities and life-skills. Silence settles over the empty room like a …

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‘Coming of age’ in the modern era

Different moments and events combine across lifetimes to create maturity and knowledge “Perks isn’t just one of the best coming of age stories we’ve seen, but also one of the best all around movies.” “The Spectacular Now…is one of those rare and nuanced coming of age stories that realistically depicts …

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