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How to get better teachers.

Posted on Jan 27, 2003 | Last Updated May 31, 2007

There is only one way to get better teachers. Pay them more.

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education, salary, money, teacher, standards

Houdini & Thurston

A short contrast of Howard Thurston and Harry Houdini
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Comparing America magicians Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston.

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harry houdini, ehrich weiss, howard thurston, magicians, skepticism

The idea of love

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

A philosophical look at the human emotion of love, originally printed in the Messenger.

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love, self respect, relationships

Protest and Support

Posted on Mar 25, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

War protestors and supporters both have serious flaws in their arguments.

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war protest, iraq war, suddam hussein, peace, conflict

The Blue Van

Posted on Mar 22, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The Blue Van produced scorn from bystanders, but was a superb piece of machinery.

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blue van humor Shawn Olson

Fuel Tank Safety Measures

Posted on Feb 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

An overview of the safety measures fuel distributors take to minimize accidental disasters.

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fuel storage tank safety, shawn olson

Tweeners

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

A story of a school's persecution of students.

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tweeners, the out crowd in school

My Experience at Westland High School

How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.

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westland high school, student teacher conflict, smart kid, honor roll, drop out, dropout

Adults shoot kids with paintball gun

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

On Nov 10-11, 2002, adults fired paintballs at neighborhood kids from 237 Fremont Court.

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paintball shootings, chris fat lip, chris face shot
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