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The Vox Box archive for May 2009

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009

Goobye to the Vox 12 

Due to budget cuts and layoffs affecting the Spokesman-Review, the upcoming issue of the Vox will be the last issue produced under Erin Daniels-Bangle and the Spokesman-Review. The Vox Box will also be shutting down in early June. We may continue with a small-scale blog...

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Relay for Life Touches Lives

The live band could be heard across town. The fireworks erupted and ignited in the dark of night. A huge crowd of people marched around the track. Simply said, Greyhound Event Center was bustling with a cause Friday night: cancer.The American Cancer Society's annual event,...

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The Battle: Individuality vs. Peer Pressure

Should schools enforce school uniforms?With the current school year winding down, several school administrators are considering changing policies within the school districts. For example, the Post Falls School District may opt to elect a four-day week for the 2009-2010 school year as opposed to a...

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So They Think They Can Dance, Eh?

So You Think You Can Dance, the hit dance reality show, is back full strength for yet another season. This will be the show's fifth season, and the auditions have alreadied demonstrated a lot of promise for the show as the judges tour from city...

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Teenage skateboarders enjoy their summer vacation as they train new tricks in downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova) ORG XMIT: XPP102 (Valentina Petrova / The Spokesman-Review)

"Your Voice was the Soundtrack of My Summer"

Signs of summer vacation: yearbooks, finals, tans, job applications, shorts, sandals, and heat.Summer is teasing students. It is peeking around corners, giggling, and running away. The beautiful freedom of summer is merely days away!The goals of next year are looming in the distance, yet the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

 (Martin Specht / New York Times)

No Car? No Problem! 

I was looking on the Year of Plenty blog, here, and it had a post about a town in Germany that is car free. Not bicycle friendly or walking friendly, but bicycle and walking only. The town, Vauban, Germany, exists without cars. The New York...

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Ducks on Parade 

Okay, this video is adorable. Last year, a guy in downtown Spokane, who works at Sterling Savings Bank, saved a group of baby ducks after they nested in the concrete awning above the bank. He caught them as they jumped, and led them to the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009

Video of the Week 

"Real Life Twitter" by collegehumorQuestion: What is your opinion of Twitter? Is it frivolous fun, or is it just inane? Is it somehow better to say these things online rather than in real life?

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Unique Ways to Lighten Up... 

Trends are fickle and ever-changing: Our music, clothes, - even food can go 'in' and 'out' of style! Yet with this amazingly cool and crazy lamp, it's good to know that our trends are taking a turn for the unique. This is my favorite! The...

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SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009

Who's Ready? 10 

Tomorrow is the first day of a week and a half of AP tests. There are multiple tests a day all of this week and next week. Tomorrow, there are the United States Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, and French Language tests. The...

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 (The Spokesman-Review)

Who's Running? 

Today is the day, folks! Stretch those calves! Double-knot those laces! Got your Powerbar? Good...because today is Bloomsday.So who is running Bloomsday this morning? Ever run in the past? What's the best part? The worst? (I hear there's a pretty nasty hill....)

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009

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

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