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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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Write A Story

Write the Story by Dan Kimberg After graduating from college with a journalism degree, Jamal moves to a small town in Pennsylvania to begin an entry level writer’s position at the local newspaper. His first day on the job, Jamal is told by his boss to cover...

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Moments – We Are College-Bound

Moments by Holly Guss, Student U College Advisor We are 10 days away from College Signing Day.  10 days.  So close.  This day is perhaps the biggest celebration of the year for the Student U community.  On this day, we will witness the Class of 2015 declare...

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Duke University

Duke University By Ms. Tara-Marie: Middle School Year Round Program Family Head Standing in Cameron Indoor Stadium with my friends while the Duke’s Men’s Basketball team came from behind to claim the NCAA Championship was exhilarating. It was the first time that I put on a Duke...

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Choosing Faith over Fear

Choose Faith over Fear         by Dan Kimberg How can we choose faith over fear when there is so much to be afraid of? Last week a noose was hung in front of Duke University’s student center. This symbol of hatred, racism, and evil was...

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Super Izzy: The Power of Belief

“If you could have one superpower, what would it be? What would you do? Why?” Izeria H., a seventh grader here at Student U, was asked to respond to this question last week in her Language Arts class.  A question that is often asked in ice-breakers,...

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