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Student U’s Model Spreads to Gastona

Student U’s successful model of helping students reach their full potential has spread to Gastonia. Three dozen students in west Gastonia who will start sixth grade in the fall have become trailblazers in a bold new program called the Dream Center Academy. Organized by the...

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Courage

Courage by Holly Guss In his first inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt told the nation that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". These words were meant to engender confidence in government at a time when the United States was suffering through the economic...

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Words

words by alex lowe “words are important and powerful because they tell people certain things. language is the tool of love and the weapon of hatred at the same time.” on june 21, 2010 – my first day of teaching my first english class during my first summer...

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Choose Hope

Choose Hope by April Warren “I’m still asking you to believe — not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I believe in change because I believe in you.” -Barack Obama These words came from Obama’s final tweet as President of the United States. When he was...

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Accepting the Role of Citizenship

Accepting the Role of Citizenship by Brandy Luce In Obama’s farewell speech he challenged us to “accept the role of citizenship”. This made me examine myself and ask, what is my role as a citizen? At the most basic level, I think it is to pay my...

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Neighbors

Neighbors by Elise Sharpe Last week as we all said hello to 2017, I also had to say goodbye to my grandmother.  Since she passed, my family has gathered to tell stories and share memories, continuing to learn about her life.  And as I watch my nieces...

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Esperanza – Hope

Esperanza - Hope by Daysi Hurtado Happy New Year! Feliz año nuevo! The new year is finally upon us and the dreaded 2016 year is over! Like many of us, I have participated in the tradition in creating new resolutions for the year. As I grow the...

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Not a Writer

Not a Writer by Amy Salo I'm not much of a writer. But I like writers and I enjoy their writing, and that makes me a reader. My fierce love affair with books began early. Growing up without siblings, I had to spend many hours entertaining myself. For some...

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Enjoying the Small Victories

Enjoying the Small Victories by Malaika Hankins On Sunday, we had a victory. On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would be conducting additional environmental studies of alternative routes that would not bring the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. This is a...

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