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An Ode to Shaw Junior High

I was an inexperienced 12-year-old black girl and I was eager to start my 7th grade year as a student at Shaw Junior High ... all 300 of us would push our bodies back into a lean that signaled we were ... read more

The Balletic Legal Scholar

Engaging and spry, Bridges describes herself as an unconventional ballet dancer ... “I have a mountain of papers to grade,” she says, her exhausted body gathering steam. “I used to dance and know in t... read more

Glass ceiling slayer Roz Brewer dubs grads ‘Generation Quest’

Brewer, now 55, used her address Sunday to take the graduates by the hand ... cash on the side from helping her fellow students do their hair and eyebrows before going out. “I worked hard and got good ... read more

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43 Things you might not know about UC Santa Cruz

In honor of the campus's 43rd year, here are 43 things we bet you didn't know about UC Santa Cruz ... back in time to when the first stars and galaxies were forming. The new telescope will have a 30-m... read more

Transcript of Nate Silver’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight took questions Tuesday on the popular ... There is probably a danger zone in which a candidate's supporters take for granted that he'll win the election and so don't tur... read more

Ellsbury Embraces His Roots

There are just so many things that sports offers young kids that they can take away." Jacoby Ellsbury ... each semester a student finishes, each step that might seem small to people unfamiliar with th... read more

Cloning Cows From Steaks (and Other Ways of Building Better Cattle)

They now had exceptional steaks back on the hoof in male ... Contribute to National Geographic's ongoing food coverage by submitting your photos to Your Shot, where you can share photos, take part in ... read more

Read John Kerry's Northeastern University Commencement Address

Secretary of State John Kerry gave the commencement address at Northeastern University ... and the biggest challenge is always to follow everything that’s come before you, particularly the student spe... read more

Who was John Africa?

It permitted John ... I can take care of that for you.' And we started." As Leaphart dictated, Glassey typed what later became known as The Book or The Guidelines - 300 pages that laid out the tenets ... read more

Five Young Activists to Watch in 2019

But she also wants to give a seat to those ... so we had a lot of students coming in from Chicago and other places who didn’t have housing,” Mr. Taylor said. He and his classmates were part of a movem... read more

Boy who jumped off bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else

He was in seventh grade, in a building with nearly 1,000 students, where for the ... was beneath the boy. Her seat had been knocked flat back. Her eyes were closed. Perry shook her, trying to ... read more

Mississippi State University honors new Rhodes Scholar

told the Tuesday gathering that he came to quickly recognize Brown as an exceptional student while teaching him in a leadership seminar course. “Field will be in some good company, but he won’t take a ... read more

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