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Reporter reflects on favorite book for Book Month

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October 17, 2013

I could have picked a timeless classic to celebrate National Book Month, but instead, I decided to nominate Tim Gunn’s “Fashion Bible,” which details the fascinating history of everything in your closet. National Book Month,...

October is the time to walk for a cure

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October 17, 2013

Each year, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation hosts several three-day fundraising walks to commemorate its cause. This October, for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the walk will be held in Atlanta, Philadelphia,...

Oracle staffer dresses as a boy to test school acceptance

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September 20, 2013

Written By: Noa Livneh While there are more than 700,000 self-identified transgenders living in the United States, understanding their daily life is a struggle for most of us because we can’t put ourselves in their shoes. . ....

Crazy, Stupid (Brand-name) Love

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January 31, 2013

Written by: Chaewon Lee Let’s put it this way: food brands are like television channels. Sure, experimenting with them can be fun, but after awhile, it’s nice to settle on just one. They’re also like designer labels: knock of...

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December 12, 2012

Written by: Lawrence Chen Last year, the program Health Care Alliance for Response to Adolescent Depression (HEARD) Alliance, organized by Dr. Meg Durbin of Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), held a logo competition for its new webs...

Prom garners much attention in America, but not in other countries

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April 16, 2012

By: Klaire Tan There’s no doubt about it. For teenagers across America, prom is big. Media has long ago drilled the importance of prom into the heads of high school students and prom continues to remain high on the high scho...

Fifth grade needs both critical-thinking and memorization

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March 12, 2012

By: Elsa Chu and Lydia Zhang In the game show, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader,” adult contestants go head-to-head with fifth graders to answer questions that they may have long forgotten, like “What is the lifespan...

Healthy for the holidays: Pizza Muffins

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December 12, 2011

By Zoe Weisner: •    2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil •    2/3 cup finely chopped onion •   2/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper •    1/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour •    2 tsp baking powder •    1...

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