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Monday, March 04, 2024

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Grade school instills competition at early age

When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher introduced a new weekly competition called "Student of the Week." Every Friday afternoon she would saunter out from behind her desk, a freshly word-processed certificate in hand, and appoint one poor soul to a weeklong sentence of hatred from his or her peers.


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Local artist draws from charms of everyday life

Art is not where Sergio Castro wanted to take his life when he started at Santa Fe College as a general business major. He started helping his friend with her art homework and unveiled a talent that has changed his career path, earned him local recognition and put some serious money in his pocket.


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Eloquence lost in time

In an America where all you seem to hear about is our economy and our armed and civil conflicts, it is sometimes helpful to revisit grievous times of the past - to read the thoughts of those who have endured if only simply to endure. You do this to take in some perspective of human experience, some sense of nationality and it is good. But shouldn't we be able to find strength in our own time, in our own words?



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