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By Guest Author On Friday, April 10th, 2020
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4 notable differences between the Chinese and American college experience

Most of what international students know about college life in America is based on the way movies and the media describe it, and it looks very different from what Chinese students are used to. If you are planning More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Wright State gives murder suicide victim Andrea Heiser an honorary degree

Wright State University’s fall commencement Saturday came with a very special award for the family of a murder suicide victim, shot and killed in May. Andrea Heiser, who majored in statistics, was given More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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18th Birthday Gift Ideas for Parents

If your son and daughter has a big birthday on the horizon, you’re probably thinking about what to buy them to mark the occasion. With so many gift options out there, it’s hard to know where to start. In this More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Notre Dame graduates ‘disrepectful’ in their walkout from Mike Pence speech, NY Times offers ‘fake news’ coverage

Radio host Lawrence Jones said the Notre Dame graduates who staged a walkout of Vice President Pence’s speech disrespected his office. The NY Times continued to misrepresent facts when the attacking everything More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Bethune Cookman graduates protest Betsy DeVos, Univeristy Prez Edison Jackson threatens to stop ceremony

Graduating seniors at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida turned their backs in protest of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the start of her commencement speech on Wednesday at the historically black institution. Dr. More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Rise in worldwide student plagiarism – Is the internet to be blamed?

With the millions of websites which are readily available and with the numerous Wikipedia entries and student essays, the internet is usually touted to be one of the biggest drives behind plagiarism. But the role More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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California school district says they were ‘obligated’ to censor God, Brooks Hamby’s free speech

The school district in California which attempted to silence 2014 salutatorian Brooks Hamby from mentioning God or his faith in his graduation speech is unapologetic and is now declaring they are ‘obligated’ More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Brooks Hamby defied school, ‘violates Constitution’ by mentioning Christ in graduation speech

A California high school graduate Brooks Hamby recently caused a bit of a stir and ultimately defied the school district’s demands as he thanked Jesus Christ during his graduation speech. As school salutatorian More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Judge strikes down Rachel Canning lawsuit, seeking child support from her parents

A New Jersey student has lost her lawsuit against her own parents and her efforts for financial support and high school tuition as the judge said it would be a precedent by setting limits on parenting. Photo/Nodar More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Freedom From Religion Foundation negotiating details in South Carolina school district lawsuit over graduation prayer

Lawyers are still negotiating a deal with the Freedom From Religion Foundation which filed a lawsuit against the Lexington-Richland Five School District in 2012. Students delivering prayers at school graduations More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Brandon Garabrant, New Hampshire senior told by school to cover his Marine dress blue uniform for graduation

A high school senior who sought to wear his U.S. Marine Corps uniform instead of the traditional cap and gown to his high school graduation has been told no. Brandon Garabrant, age 18, graduated boot camp in Parris More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Harold Shaw, Florida graduate has speech interrupted by principal for going ‘off script’

Wharton High salutatorian Harold Shaw Jr. spent hours and hours writing his graduation speech hoping to inspire his classmates to pursue their lifelong dreams. Sadly, his farewell address to the Wharton Class of More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Roy Costner, South Carolina student rips up valedictorian speech, says Lord’s Prayer in response to prayer ban

Roy Costner IV, the student from South Carolina who stunned the audience at his high school graduation last weekend when he ripped up his previously-approved valedictorian speech, going on, instead, to speak about More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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Kaitlin Nootbaar battling Oklahoma school for diploma after using ‘hell’ in speech

An Oklahoma high school valedictorian, Kaitlin Nootbaar, is being denied her diploma because she used the world “hell” in her commencement speech and now doesn’t plan on apologizing. photo/Piotr VaGla More...


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