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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2007

Guess what? You matter.

If you're like most teenagers, you probably don't feel like you have a lot of potential to make a real impact on the world. Sure, schools are constantly throwing inspirational messages like "Try your hardest!" and "you can do anything you set your mind to!"…

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Teens irresponsible with money?

Spending habits are developing at a younger age each generation. Teens are one of the most highly sought-after consumer groups.Over 100,000 people under the age of 25 went bankrupt in 2001.100,000! Is that only suprising to me?One in three teens would prefer buying things with…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2007

Got Star Trek?

It's getting late and I'm working under the influence of cold meds. This made me giggle...For yet more Trek-inspiration... It is a collection of Star Trek scenes, only as those inspirational posters you see in doctor's offices and district offices everywhere.Enjoy...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2007

Current Events Quiz, Oct 1-5...

graphic by Carol O'Mally, Vox graphic artist goddessHere's a new feature for our little blog... The Current Events quiz. This quiz is courtesy of one of the Journalism Education Association's rockstars, and an instructor at Kent State University, Candace Bowen. No. Seriously. She rocks. See…

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Students arrested for stealing final exams

As many as 50 students in Hanover, New Hampshire "conspired to break into" their school and "steal final exams." Instead of keeping this issue within the school's disciplinary powers, school administrators went straight to the police to have the students arrested for trespassing or related…

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2007


10 Questions From the Redesigned Naturalization Test

New citizens taking the oath of allegiance this month on the steamship Ticonderoga at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt. Toby Talbot/Associated PressOk kids... be honest...Federal immigration authorities unveiled 100 new questions Thursday that immigrants will have to study to pass a civics test to…

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Go do good things, kids...

Greg Hunts (left), Frank Schofhauser (top), Ed Hare (in bucket), Sean Grier (standing) and Jim Olson (right) remove the roof of chairlift #3 at Mt. Spokane, September 22, 2007. The crew gathered to complete Andrew Roswell's Eagle Scout project. Roswell was killed by a recycling…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2007

Chicago suburb shakes up stop signs

AP photoQuote the Yahoo! article:The new signs are red octagons, just like the real stop signs, but instead of just "Stop" they say "Stop ... right there pilgrim" and "Stop ... in the naame of love." Naame? Think of the drawn-out pronunciation in the hit…

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Yay TP!

Are you ever short toilet paper? Would you go so far as to steal rolls of TP to make sure your caboose is nice and clean? Well, it seems someone is. At the Fond du Lac City County Government center someone has been taking 6…

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Something new

Manorexia?It is what it sounds like-Men who suffer from anorexia.I was watching something about it on the teli yesterday and apparently Dennis Quaid went through it. He said that he would look at his 130 pound self in the mirror and see a 180 pound…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2007

Is it worth it?

By 2008, we are expected to be paying 623 billion dollars with the war in Iraq.Thoughts? Are you sick of it all yet? When should it be over? Is it worth it? Save money-skip war?

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2007

Deep thoughts from Robbie...

Here is our second attempt at being profound for the evening. Here Megan bombards our resident curmudgeon, Robbie, with deep questions to get everyone thinking.So as you take your homework break to see what the Vox is up to, now you know... What would Robbie…

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Streaking. On Mount Everest. Yeah...

"Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 29,035-foot summit with the temperature about 14 degrees Fahrenheit." -CNNYeah... uh... what's the deal? I just thought it was funny. Here's the rest…

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The sad, human side of the SS

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPHOTO CAPTION: Karl Höcker, adjutant to the commandant of Auschwitz, and SS auxiliaries relaxing at a recreation lodge near the camp.Last December the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was given a photo album by a former United States Army intelligence officer.This…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2007

Is Facebook so safe after all?

The New York attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, is investigating whether Facebook, the online social networking site, is misleading users by promoting itself as a place where high school students and younger children are safe from adult sexual predators. By Anne Barnard/NYT Full article...

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The anarchists got some lawyers...

Oh we gotta discuss this one. Don't let me down, gang...I'm sure you remember the anarchists who were arrested on July 4. They were protesting police brutality and stopped for a picnic in the park on an American flag. There were complaints, and things got…

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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 http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.