FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007
THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2007
Thu., Nov. 29, 2007, 3:48 p.m.
Questions: 1. What was used to help identify the body of a little girl found in Texas as a missing Ohio toddler? 2. Another high profile case is back in the news again when police in what country jailed suspects in the 2005 Natalee Holloway...
MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2007
Mon., Nov. 26, 2007, 10 a.m.
Since this clip aired, this teacher resigned due to the controversy. Some say the whole thing was blown out of proportion--others say the teacher was being innapropriate.QUESTION: What do you think? Did this teacher deserve to lose her job?
SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2007
Sun., Nov. 25, 2007, 4:53 p.m.
Vote for your favorite real life hero here!In the meantime, who's your favorite hero, real life or not?I like spiderman! He sacrifices his own well being for the greater good of those he cares about and complete strangers. He understands his power, and responsibility.Batman is...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2007
Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 9:30 p.m.
I thought the headline was funny, but when I saw the rest of the story I was less than thrilled.Thus ends my mindset of the infallible security force that was SWAT. But what are childhood fantasies for besides being crushed?Ok, that's a little extreme, but...
Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 10:33 a.m.
...with the Heimlich!If any of my friends are reading right now, y'all suck compared to THIS kid. Jeesh... My friends would have laughed while I gasped for breath.Third grader saves best friendQUESTION: Have you ever had to use a life-saving technique like this?
Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 10:12 a.m.
Met Zach Dunlap. Brain dead after and SUV accident and while being prepared for organ transplant, he grabbed a nurse's arm...See the details, here...Pronounced dead, man lives onYIKES!!Neighbors and family say this miracle was the result of the power of prayer. QUESTION: Have you ever...
TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2007
Tue., Nov. 20, 2007, 8:06 p.m.
On Nov. 19, two teams of scientists declared their triumph that was a new method of harvesting stem-cells. Using skin.All they had to do, the scientists said, was add four genes. The genes reprogrammed the chromosomes of the skin cells, making the cells into blank...
Tue., Nov. 20, 2007, 1:11 p.m.
By PETER WAYNERPublished: November 8, 2007/New York TimesA FEW months ago, Stephen Ironside, a student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, confronted a minor but modern tragedy: the iPod that filled his life with song stopped working.The device was out of warranty, and Apple...
Tue., Nov. 20, 2007, 11:17 a.m.
I taught "Beowulf" to seniors for seven years... I also had to read/interpret/analyze/compare/contrast the crap out of it in college... I don't remember Grendel's mom being a MILF.In fact, she was a nasty old sea hag. Ahh well, bygones...Beowulf opened this weekend. Review here...Review excerpt:By...
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2007
Sun., Nov. 18, 2007, 2:47 p.m.
In a very tragic story on CNN, parents of a 13 year-old Missouri girl are alleging that a fake MySpace friend's rejection drove the young girl to suicide. Megan, a 13-year-old who suffered from depression and attention deficit disorder, corresponded with Josh for more than...
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2007
Sat., Nov. 17, 2007, 1:20 p.m.
How Can We Raise Awareness In Darfur Of How Much We're Doing For Them?QUESTION: Do you think some celebrities (and non-celebrities) raise awareness for Darfur simply for the attention and to just have a cause? This video is from the Onion, by the way. It...
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2007
Thu., Nov. 15, 2007, 11:05 a.m.
Deputy Mike Brooks of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit aims his radar gun at cars along Ft. George Wright Drive in Spokane on Wednesday. The county is considering a new traffic school where motorists could get minor tickets erased. (DAN PELLE The Spokesman-Review)With...
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2007
Wed., Nov. 14, 2007, 1:40 p.m.
A school district in New York is trying to convince thousands of low-achieving students that school is cool. The city is planning an intensive campaign that would use cellphones to help motivate students, most of them minorities and from poor families, in two dozen schools....
TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2007
Tue., Nov. 13, 2007, 6:53 p.m.
I saw the post about the US's tallest man below, and thought, "Why didn't I do this earlier?" On what so happens to be the best programming on the air to date, Attack of the Show on G4, yet another world record was established. In...
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2007
Sun., Nov. 11, 2007, 8:09 p.m.
John Coleman, the meteorologist who founded the weather channel, wrote a heavy handed article calling global warming a scam.This is interesting that a major, respected scientist would go so solidly against such a majorly supported scientific "fact," so it's a fair assumption that there's some...
SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2007
Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, 10:36 p.m.
George Bell, a 7' 8" sheriff's deputy in the City of Norfolk, Va, works on his day off providing security at a park. The 50-year-old was recognized Thursday, Nov. 7 by the Guinness World Records as the Tallest Man in the United States.(AP Photo/Gary C....
Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, 12:44 a.m.
David Brookbank, in another post, posed the following question:...perhaps there would be some interest generated by discussing how the Vox Box staff ends up being 17 white individuals in a with an approximately 10% minority population? If it is the process of selection or self-selection,...
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2007
Fri., Nov. 9, 2007, 2:11 p.m.
Marcia and Rich Graham of Marshall, Washington lost their dog Harlee, a 2 year-old Pomeranian. The dog was adopted out by SpokAnimal to a new owner who refuses to return the dog. Marcia, holding Harlee's collar and leash, carries them in her car in hope...
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2007
Thu., Nov. 8, 2007, 8:20 p.m.
A thirteen year-old middle school student received detention for giving two hugs to her friends. The actions, according to the school, violated a ban against public displays of affection.The superintendent justified his decision, saying "hugs lead to other things" and that they are "distracting" to...
In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.