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The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma
There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.
Arizona Scorpion Photos
Photos of scorpions in the Arizona desert.
Chihuly display at Franklin Park Conservatory
The Franklin Park Conservatory displayed the work of Dale Chihuly from October 11, 2003 to March 21, 2004.
Some colorful and large flying insects, including a large Robber Fly.
A Chalkboard column by Shawn Olson about regulars at a pet store.
Spiders are amazing creatures and good friends of a macro-photographer.
Scams to make you feel cool
Scams I almost fell for... Poetry.com and Manchester Who's Who
Subjects in the Classroom and Life
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.
The idea of love
A philosophical look at the human emotion of love, originally printed in the Messenger.