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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 21 -- August 13, 2007

-- An appreciation --

A beloved king dies in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan is mourning our beloved king.


Mohammad Zahir Shah, the man we knew as Father of the Nation, died July 23 at the age of 92. -- Edrees Kakar


Harvard's a crapshoot

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I'm still in shock at my discovery that Harvard undergraduates can't really recite the 1400th place of pi, or write a book within a week, or manipulate space and time.   -- Daniel Lee





Introductions: Marlon Brazelton


Transplanted from a Northern inner city school to a Southern suburban high school, 15-year-old Marlon Brazelton is getting high scores – both in the classroom and on the football field.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brazelton recently moved to Acworth, Georgia with his parents and four siblings.

At Woodstock High School, Brazelton plays wide receiver on the  football team, purely because he enjoys it.

"It's easy to score touchdowns," he said.

 -- Donicea Johnson


Spreading peace, one ink blot at a time

BERWICK, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – There’s a word we’re hearing a lot in media coverage: peace.

But what is it? 

People have many different ideas and opinions on peace. Most are complicated, and most involve stereotypes of the people who believe in peacefulness.

The truth is, most people are too caught up in their own selfish world to care.

It’s just easier to raise your eyebrow in passing to someone wearing a peace sign, or holding up a ‘Free Hugs’ sign than to actually stop, listen and understand why this is such a big deal.  

 -- Madeline Slaughter


-- Personal essay --

A brother goes off to college

I have no interest in oversea occurrences or the government’s latest blunder. All I can concentrate on is finding out why the brother with whom I shared a room for 10 years will leave an empty one, still full of memories, behind. -- Bruno Werneck

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