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Subjects in the Classroom and Life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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Beetles

Posted on Jul 6, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
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Photos of beetles as well as informative links.

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A Perspective on Patriotism

Posted on Jan 25, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Essay about patriotism, nationalism and America.

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Junk Food won’t make you Chuck

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A review of musical group Chuck's Junk by Shawn Olson, originally in the Westside Messenger.

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Custom Counter-Strike Maps

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

This is my collection of custom Counter-Strike 1.6 Maps.

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Google's Dewey Update

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.

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Crab Cones - Leftover Chef

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 | Last Updated May 17, 2006

How to make a meal out of random ingredients in your pantry.

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Web Statistics

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

A brief introduction to understanding website statistics, including a discussion of visits, hits and other topics to be aware of.

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Periodical Cicadas

Posted on May 22, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011
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Photos of the periodical cicada also known as the seventeen year locust. Taken in May of 2004.

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March 18, 2005 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 17, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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March 18, 2005 Newsletter, including doctor who information.

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