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College Road Trip 

We are quickly approaching summer, and with it, college tours and/or visits. Incoming juniors might just be looking at colleges they are interested in, or even just looking at colleges in cities they are visiting anyway. Incoming seniors have probably narrowed it down, and are…

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Travel Spot of the Week 11 

I missed last week due to circumstances beyond control of anyone but my AP US History teachher, but I'm back at it this week. This week, however, thinking ahead to summer, list a few places, that, if you had the time, resources and money, you…

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Charity-A-Day: Environment

Everyone seems to be going green these days, so here are some great ways to join in on the fun and help the planet out.The Trust for Public Land: TPL is a nation-wide, nonprofit charity that seeks to conserve land for people. They are dedicated…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009


Charity-A-Day: Education

As you may have seen in the Our Kids; Our Business section of today's Spokesman-Review, kicking off another week of charity-focus here at the Vox Box! We've investigated a huge range of topics; everything from Health, Animal Shelters, Food Banks, and more. Get ready and…

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Robert Cheruiyot,  of Kenya, is silhouetted as he runs under a traffic bridge with less than a mile to go in the 112th running of the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 21, 2008.  Cheruiyot went on to win the race with a time of 2:07:46.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ORG XMIT: MASR103 (Steven Senne / The Spokesman-Review)

Bring on Boston! 

Their hearts beat rapidly. Their fingers rest on the "start/stop" button on their watches. Their minds are whizzing all over the place. Their double-knotted running shoes toe the line. Bang! The gun is shot, and their legs power through the beginning strides. Their shorts swish.…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009

A Charity-a-Day: Health 

American Cancer SocietyThe American Canccer Society is committed to "providing programs aimed at reducing the risk of cancer, detecting cancer as early as possible, ensuring proper treatment, and empowering people facing cancer to cope and maintain the highest possible quality of life." according to the…

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Studying Society 19 

It starts about sophomore year - your mailbox gets bombarded daily with letters, newsletters, posters, and coursebooks featuring all the colleges within a hundred-mile radius. Sometimes a three hundred-mile radius...sometimes they're across the country! I've got a stack with my name on it at least…

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A Charity-a-Day: Military

Continuing with our Charity-a-Day thing... here is a wonderful list of organizations that aid or assist Military Personnel, their families, and Veterans. So as not to make a huge post, I created a pdf document for you all to look at. Military Support Organizations What…

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Video of the Week

We're all familiar with the name Robert Pattinson by now, whether he registers as a sparkly vampire or a doomed wizard. But what has he been doing besides playing hunky dead guys? Enter "How to Be," Pattinson's latest movie, an independent film about a dead-beat,…

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Willie the parrot deserves a spot on the Wheaties box... (The Spokesman-Review)

Happy news: What a change...

It really does seem that all of today's headlines have been slightly depressing..."Stock market crashes"..."economy has no future"...ect. Willie the ParrotThis definitely is one of those classic, feel-good stories. As a Denver child choked on her breakfast of Wheaties, (pictured above), while her mom was…

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Approaching the AP Test: Essays

Here has been my thought process everytime I look at my planner for the past 6 days: "Oh gosh, I still haven't done that practice test. Jeez, only twenty-something days. How many days is it again? Oh, yeah, 23."That somewhat nonsensical string of thoughts is,…

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 (Chloe Rambo)

The Slam 13 

So three cheers for another rendezvous through Spokane's world of entertainment! Here at The Slam we're going through all the shows, concerts, events, movies, (everything!), that Spokane has to offer! Here we go....Let's investigate another week...Local Music Nite @ The Inlander - Wed. April 15The…

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Charity-A-Day: National/International Relief

For those interested in lending a helping hand to people hundreds or even thousands of miles away, here are some awesome charities to get involved with.The United WayIn 2005, the United Way began a 10-year project to achieve three primary goals: cut the high school…

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Charity-A-Day: Animal Charities 33 

In honor of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, here are some animal charities you may want to consider: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a conservation organization that you’ve probably heard of. They work to conserve both endangered lands and animals. To help the…

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Dead Man Re-Elected as Mayor

About 50 miles from St.Louis, a small town called Winfield recently re-elected their mayor Harry Stonebraker in a landslide election. The problem, you see, is that Harry died on March 11th of a heart attack, about a month ago.Lincoln County Clerk Elaine Luck wasn't surprised…

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Is Miley A Role Model? 15 

Some criticism of Miley's new movie certainly makes sense, after all, it's about a character named Miley Stewart who's on-screen dad is actually her real dad, and let's not forget that it's about a pop star acting like a diva. And remember news earlier this…

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The 'Make Your Own Dreams' set-up in the Palouse Mall's Hot Topic store... (Nick Wright)

The Glow: Moscow (high)Lights 11 

So off on another adventure! - This one took me to the great state of Idaho! While checking out a local band's MySpace. (it was The Shoves, for your information. You can check their MySpace by using that lil' link.) So I saw a little…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2009

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A Great Week 11 

Kicking off your 'Easter-Week' (finally, It's Spring!), your lovely bloggers here at the Vox Box will be starting a great new iniative: Say hello to 'Charity-A-Day'. Every day this week, you'll be able to read up on a different branch of charities. We'll be giving…

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The Best Cure for a Bad Day 

My friend recently told me about a website, called FMyLife. She promised that it was halarious, and that I wouldn't regret getting on it. Out of boredom, I decided to check it out. FMyLife is basically a blogspot, where anyone who had a bad day…

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He's Back!!!

Many of you have seen the Charlie the Unicorn videos on youtube. Up until recently there were two of them. Now Charlie's back in his third epic adventure! Enjoy... If you haven't seen the first two, I'd recommend watching them before you watch this. Charlie…

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Check out the 'Zine Scene' 21 

ZINE: "An abbreviation of the word 'fanzine', or magazine...the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest..."Ha! I must say - this particular article on Wikipedia is wrong - dead wrong - about zines being "of minority interest". The 'world of the zine' is expanding…

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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