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Girl Power: The Case for Women in Politics

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 1:56 PM

President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address last week the growing need for American high schools to create science, technology and math-driven classes. However, while it is true that these industries have a high demand for jobs, there is another important category of education which tends to...

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Joplin: Rejoicing, Remembering and Rebuilding One Year Later

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 8:52 AM

"But you are from Joplin. So you will remember, you will know, just how many people there are who see life differently; those who are guided by kindness and generosity and quiet service." -President Obama

I heard these words from President Obama during Joplin High School's graduation...

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"The War On Women": A Teen's Perspective

(47) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 8:16 AM

A new bill currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of doctors who perform abortion procedures for the public as well as detailed information about women who receive them. The Life Defense Act of 2012, sponsored by Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesboro)...

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An A In Tetris

(7) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 4:59 PM

Almost all students dread the everyday morning routine: Dragging ourselves out of bed and then suddenly sitting in a desk wondering how on Earth we had enough energy to make it from point A to point B. But my routine is different from many other students in the U.S. Instead...

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The Year Without Fries

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 12:24 PM

The first day of my freshman year of high school, I remember walking through the doors and feeling as excited as every other kid. This was it: I was starting the last four years of my life in the small town of Joplin, Missouri before moving on to college. No...

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