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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

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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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

Computer Art

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Jun 4, 2003
Computer Art

Smart Kids in Distress

Posted on Mar 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.

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high school advice, education, artists, creative thinkers, talented kids

Pocket Art

Posted on Jun 18, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Digital Art created using Pocket Artist on a Pocket PC.

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mobile, art

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

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

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Statues Go Away

Posted on Apr 15, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

A poem on the march of time. Things can change even if they seem eternal.

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statues, time, erosion, temporal world, poetry

Politics from the Porch

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

People wonder what the value of politics is. Inclusion in history, that's the value.

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local politics

Compare Values with Arbitrary Comparison Operator

JavaScript for comparing values when the operator to use is variable.
Posted on Dec 21, 2012 | Last Updated Dec 21, 2012

JavaScript function and sample code to dynamically compare two values. Accepts numeric and/or alphanumeric values and does a comparison on them based on a comparison parameter.

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javascript, compare, comparison, dynamic, script, operator, math, numeric, alphanumeric, example, free

Computers & Art

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

Samples of computer-generated or computer-modified art.

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Wall Worm plugins and scripts for 3ds Max