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Divergent stays true to the book

The moment that Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth’s heads become visible as they ascend the escalator and step onto the red carpet, the screaming begins. The two are welcomed by throngs of fans, most of whom have been waiting in line for hours, or had to win some contest, to …

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Classic Seuss comes to life

Behind the stage of Minnehaha Academy’s auditorium, the books of Dr. Seuss are coming to life. Students paint these whimsical and wildly chromatic landscapes while listening to the huge indie stars of today, ranging from Lorde to The 1975 to Bastille. The color buries itself in these young painters’ nail …

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Teens with jobs

Beyond spending money: Teens with jobs are able to mature as people as they learn important life management skills and gain valuable insights into the world before they take their next steps Grade school: learn study skills, time management and teamwork in preparation for high school. High school: get involved in …

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Print is in (again)

The printed word remains a popular way to get news, despite what some believe For years doomsday seers have been predicting the end of print news, claiming that in the future all magazines and newspapers will be only digital. However, with the recent relaunch of Newsweek‘s print magazine, another look …

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Why do we tell stories?

Sharing human experience Storytelling is an age-old tradition that teaches all of us about ourselves and one another through the mixture of imagination and relatability After attending a writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa in 2011, English teacher Katherine Myers was convinced by a friend to participate in a …

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Classroom tech 2.0

B.O.L.D. program assessed at midyear How dependable is technology really? Target’s recent phishing incident has left people questioning the company itself and the culprit of all the chaos. In the past couple of years schools nationwide began to adopt technology into their daily curriculum. The draw to technology was accessibility, …

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