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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 Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Top Trends In Education For 2018

Educators, administrators, and those in higher education who are committed to ensuring quality experiences for students across the ages (and for new growth opportunities for themselves too) should be excited for More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Freedom From Religion, American Atheists object to ‘coerced religious observances in the military’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and American Atheists have sent a joint letter to the Defense Department warning against unconstitutional coerced religious observances in the military. The groups write 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 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 Laura Jones On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Supreme Court won’t hear case banning graduations from churches

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Elmbrook School District. v. Doe. The case involves a lawsuit banning graduation ceremonies from churches, rented out for the event.   The Brookfield, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Florida school district may end valedictorian and salutatorian titles

The “whatever it takes” and “insane” battle for the top slots as valedictorian and salutatorian may be too much for a Florida school district which may be taking measures to end the designation. screenshot More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Washington high school awards ceremony includes profanity, sex toys and priest jokes

A Washington high school awards presentation included foul language, sex jokes and toys prompting the Bellingham High School drama teacher has issued a formal apology after her awards ceremony upset and enraged 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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Bakery blunder on graduation cake becomes latest new Internet meme with cat on head

Now a graduation cake for a student featured a cat on her head, instead of a cap, highlighting a bakery mix-up has become the latest sensation across the Internet. When Laura Gambrel, age 22, graduated from Indiana 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 Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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South Carolina high school okays student to use Bible verse in her graduation speech

A South Carolina high school has reversed course and will now allow their Student of the Year to cite Proverbs from the Bible in her graduation speech, reports the Christian Post. Mariah Kirby Student of the Year, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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Coney Island School nixes ‘God Bless America’ but okays Justin Bieber

A controversial decision by a Coney Island principal to block the singing of “God Bless America” at the school’s graduation ceremonies is making headlines. Photo/Yoland Hunter (U.S. Air Force) The More...


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