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Real Movie Magic

By Marni Barta

January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

Three years ago, my three sisters and I were doing some spring-cleaning when we realized that we had a lot of children's videos that we had outgrown. We remembered how a few years earlier,... read full article

  • Save Darfur - I Mean It

    By Laura Donney

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Do not stand idly by. Save Darfur."

    More than once a person has looked at this statement printed on the green wristband that I wear on my right arm. Usually, they read it unenthusiastically and then disregard it. But occasionally, someone asks what it means, and I am quick to...

  • Pipes Bring More Than Water

    By Marit Pearlman Shapiro

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Our aging yellow school bus slowly drove up a steep mountain in a verdant forest in Honduras. I wondered why the bus driver was stopping at a seemingly random spot on the worst road I have ever seen. There were coffee and cornfields left and right. A herd of cows meandered down the...

  • The Swastika in My Binder

    By Elizabeth Chase

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I am sitting in physiology class. The teacher assigns a lab report and I open my planner. I see something doodled on the page.

    I have a swastika in my planner.

    I turn the page, write down the assignment, and close the planner.

    And I forget about it until later that day.

    I do not know...

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  • Chemistry and the Torah: The Limits of Understanding

    By Alison Silver

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    As teenagers living in America, we are often encouraged to take advantage of our natural capacity to question. Throughout a regular school day, I've heard that the average student asks 25 questions, which is 125 questions a week and 4,500 questions in a school year. It is...

  • Tribe

    By Molly Keene

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Cheating: The dreaded problem that faces every school across America -- and not just the obvious sneak-a-peak-at-your-neighbor's-quiz cheating. With thousands of essays, articles and book summaries at their fingertips, American students have discovered the Internet, expanding the...

  • Tribe

    By Julie G Fax

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Back when I was working at a newspaper in New York, my editors and I tried to come up with a teen-sounding headline for a story on voting for our new teen section.

    "How about 'Gettin' Out the Vote'?" my editor offered.

    As if dropping a "g" off the end of the word is all one needs to...

  • A ‘Spectacular’ Summer of Inspiration

    By Natalie Goodis

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I reach over and switch on my bed lamp. The bright red digits on my clock across the room scream scary numbers -- it's 3:30 a.m., and I'm wide awake.

    Only a day after returning from a six-week trip to Eastern Europe and Israel, it's no wonder that my body's timer is completely off...

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