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When Alex Briner ran away

Nothing ever happens in Aurora, Nebraska.

So when Alex Briner ran away, it was big news.

I heard he ran away in the middle of the night, stole his old mans car.

No way dude, he hitchhiked to GI and took a bus.

I hear hes one of those Wal-Mart kids; you know, the ones with their pictures in the entrance.

Gossip flew, and by the end of the first week the agreed upon story was that Alex had stolen an airplane and flown to some South American county where its legal to smoke pot.

But somehow, as things often do, the true story of Alex Briner was lost in the fantasy.  

 -- By Zach Brokenrope

Homecoming takes us back

Its seven oclock on homecoming night and most of our classmates are getting dressed in their shiny pink dresses and doing their part to destroy the ozone layer.

My friends Sam, Lenya and I are regressing 10 years.

Which to watch: Aladdin or Pocahontas? Aladdin wins.

 -- By Molly Horan

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He conceived a birth control clock

Timing is everything. For couples who want a child or who want to avoid pregnancy knowing when the woman is fertile is critical.

As a designer at The Sessions Clock Co. in Forestville, John Paul Jones Jr. helped create The Lady Sessions, a clock designed to track a womans menstrual cycle.

  By Zach Brokenrope


A month of sacrifice and self-control

Ramadan is a month of sacrifice, prayer and clean living and I and my fellow Muslims look forward to it each year.

For us, it is a holy month, a precious, enjoyable and happy time that brings us closer to God.

Ramadan comes in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which means it is at a different time each year. This year, it began Oct. 5 and ends Nov. 3 with a big feast day called Eid al-Fitr.

During Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours.

By Edrees Kakar

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