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The Vox Box

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2007

College newspaper prints a no-no.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper is in trouble this week after printing an editorial that began "Taser this...F--- Bush," however their version didn't include the censorship. Editor-in-chief, J. David McSwane, plans to defend their decision in front of the Board of Student Communications today. The…

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Oooh... Check this one out, kids...

Stop Childhood Obesity Now, a campaign from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has a new commercial it plans to start showing this week, which will excoriate Congress for taking money from the meat and dairy industry, then making it easy for schools and food assistance…

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Poor Britney...

I dunno if I'd trust the story of a fired bodyguard who only worked for her for two months, but here is his tale of woe. He says here in this clip that he saw Brit using drugs. I hope he doesn't plan on getting…

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Campaign Against Anorexia

I just had to repost this--It is originally from the Huckleberries blog just next door...Alberto Pellaschiar/AP PhotoA woman looks at a giant poster showing a naked emaciated woman, part of a campaign against anorexia by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday. The campaign,…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2007

Laugh of the evening...

As I mentioned, it is layout week at the Vox.It never fails that as we copy edit and design pages, someone pops up with something goofy from YouTube. (See my previous post of Andrea's video...)Here was our laugh of the evening. This, my friends, is…

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Ahmadinejad makes waves in US visit

Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia University (AP Photo)Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been ruffling all kinds of feathers during his visit to the United States.First, Ahmadinejad was denied a request to lay a wreath at Ground Zero. The city government would not stand for it, as…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2007

Sorry, No Car For You

108 Chinese cities go a day every year when no one is to use their cars. Their goal is to help reduce pollution.http://www.china.org.cn/english/photo/225429.htmGreat idea I think, but living on a rather large hill, I would have a problem with it... maybe because I don't have…

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God responds!

This is pretty funny. So earlier there was the post about the man suing God to make the point that anybody can sue anybody, well God allegedly responded. The defendant said that he was immune to some earthly laws and that the court lacks jurisdiction,…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2007

Former Seattleite creates amazing art

If you need a bit of a break from heated discussions, why not take a breather with some amazing art?Phil Hansen, formerly of Seattle and currently in Minneapolis, has gained international renown for his unique style of creating amazing pieces of art; oftentimes he uses…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2007


On a more serious note...

We haven't discussed the "Jena 6." AP photo Perhaps you have been discussing it in class, but for those who haven't heard, here is the condensed version:Jena is a small town in Louisiana. In early August of 2006, three (white) boys hung nooses from a…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2007

Late night laughs...

When it gets to be late at night and we are designing the latest issue of the paper, Vox news editor Andrea Chapin plays this to wake us all up...Just when I think YouTube will be the downfall of our society, genius like this rears…

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Seattle Commuters Urged To 'Ride The SLUT'

Ahem... Sensitive readers, turn away now... (KNBC, Los Angeles.) SEATTLE, Wash. -- Some residents in Seattle are calling their new transit system by its acronym: SLUT. Apparently it is officially the "Seattle Streetcar" but many people insist it was originally named the "South Lake Union…

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Introducing Kato Kaelin And The Lashes

First, you need to know that columnist Doug Clark's son, Ben, is the lead singer for the popular Seattle band, The Lashes (and that Ben is a former student body president from Ferris High School). He's the tall, dark-haired kid in the video above. Then,…

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2007



Measure your environmental footprint!

American Public Media has unveiled a free online game called "Consumer Consequences." The interactive game let's you see the "environmental consequences" of our lifestyles on Earth. Click here to play.Players' scores are based on the number of “Earths” it would take to support their lifestyles.…

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What IF mothers ruled the world?

I stole this question from DFO on the Huckleberries blog. Today they are talking about Sally Field's speech at the Emmy's where she credited mothers everywhere. (She plays a mommy on the ABC show "Brothers and Sisters.") Said Sally: "And, let's face it, if the…

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Kids...Don't try this at home...

Cops: Man dies after armless artist’s head-buttPair reportedly fought over woman in suburban Atlanta driveway (AP) SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed after he was head-butted by an armless man in a fight over a woman. Snellville Police…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2007

Nebraska State Senator Sues God

Democrat Says He's Making A Point -- Seeks Permanent Injunction Against Almighty (AP) Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, a self-proclaimed agnostic who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, said he filed the lawsuit to show that anybody can…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2007

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.