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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009

Video of the Week 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w"Twouble with Twitters"- a young man takes on the mass epidemic that is Twitter.Question: Has Twitter, Facebook, or any other such technological innovation taken over to this extent?*Disclaimer: one not-so-nice word towards the end

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009

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Week 2: Ushuaia, Argentina 

It's not Antarctica, but it's darn close. We are heading to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina. It is 745 miles from Antarctica. Ushuaia is a popular tourist attraction, especially for cruisers to Antarctica. It used to be the site of a prison,…

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NTS: Not a Good Way to Reconcile  

All she wanted to do was have an uninterrupted conversation with her estranged husband. At least that’s what Helen Sun told police Monday night when they asked her why she had handcuffed herself to her sleeping almost-ex and began biting him. The previous day, Sun…

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Are we a lost generation? 15 

Alright. This one is 100% for us Teenagers. Please watch this, and then post your thoughts. Its short, but its clever and has a strong message. This video really got me thinking. We as teens have become lazy and complacent. We take things for granted.…

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The Slam does concerts...do concerts right. (Chloe Rambo)

Slam Special: Concerts 13 

We've got live music up the wa-zoo here in Spokane, (gotta take advantage of the great venues, right?!) So here's an update on the shows hitting our area as of...now. (photo taken outside Brused Books...)Carnifex - Tues. March 24Performing with The Skies Burn Black, We…

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009

Best of the Inland Northwest - 2009 16 

(Only pitted against the Indie Music Edition), "The Best of the Inland Northwest" marks my favorite edition of that free paper found on every corner in Spokane: The Pacific Northwest Inlander. This copy gives credit to 'the best everything' Spokane has to offer - burgers,…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

Icon War!

Ha ha ha. :D My piano teacher sent me this link. Its hilarious! Most of us forget to shut off our computers at night, right? (I do.) Well... ...while we are away, the icons will play...

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Is the U.S. Supporting Foreign Dictators? 

Today’s PARADE magazine released their annual article, “The World’s 10 Worst Dictators” (click on dictator to learn more). The descriptions of suffering and oppression were disgusting, but that isn’t what truly enraged me about the article. Below the dictator’s name and description of their rule…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009

Coming Up... 13 

No, not a cool art exhibit or awesome concert. Coming up are... the AP exams. I have heard May referred to as the "hell month" and "month of horror." I have also heard my AP US History teacher grumble since January about the snow days.…

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The view of a great shop...well...any book shop is great, in all actuality.... (Chloe Rambo)

The Glow: Pullman (high)Lights 24 

I got the name! The Glow: -insert selected city here- (high)Lights....what do you think? Finally - a phrase that describes what I do, (check out the city's highlights!) and something catchy, (glowing city lights!). Whew! So here's the third weekly installment of my adventures...There's usually…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009

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AIG Scandal!!! 37 

Americans outraged over the American International Group (AIG) bonus scandal thats sweeping the country in a fog of anger. March 10 was the offical date that the whole country found out that AIG excutives are getting $165 million dollars of taxpayer money as bonuses. Right…

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It's definately a frenzy....

Calling the Crazies... 10 

Chris Baty and the Office of Letters and Light is at it again! Did you like the insanity, (but greatness), of NANOWRIMO? Then here comes the next best thing, (even though this pic is from June....) : IT'S Script-Frenzy.National Novel Writing Month, known as NANOWRIMO,…

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THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009

OMG! This one's a must watch... 

I would embed it, but it seems that the videos embed code feature has been disabled. This video is of IL Divo performing Amazing Grace at the Colosseum in Rome. This is a powerful and awesome rendition of the song. Enjoy. :) Il Divo Singing…

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It's the second coming! - Of the SLAM, that is... (Chloe Rambo)

Double the Slam... 21 

Well - it looks like our homeland of Spokane has just got too much entertainment for a single weekly blogpost....say hello to: (drumroll please...) Double the Slam. I'll post up some interesting shows/concerts/events/whatever looks pleasing to our advanced generation. Ha - enjoy!Ain't Misbehavin': Thu -…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009

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Oh, The Places You'll Go! 25 

After the demise of the Quotes and Recipes of the week, I am starting a new weekly post, focusing on a specific place in the world every week. The first place is The Big Apple- New York City. New York has the largest population of…

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Left-Handed Presidents 

When Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain took the stage for the presidential debates in November, viewers may notice both candidates scribbling notes with their left hands. Such a curiosity has occurred before: In 1992, all three contenders -- George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and…

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Obama's BIG Bill 64 

No one can really tell if the new president's stimulis package will work or not...Democrats believe that the $787 billion dollar stimulis bill made up of tax payer money will invest in our economy and stockmarket to create and save 4 million jobs. The package…

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The P-I Globe... (The Spokesman-Review)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: No more... 27 

Never again do I ever want to have to type the name of a newsprint publication, such as the Seattle P-I, followed by the words 'web-shift' and 'bankruptcy.' Today marks the final edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a paper described as the "scrappy, blue-collar rabble-rouser…

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009

The view from the top of the Kibbie Dome stairs...I smell awesome-ness. (Chloe Rambo)

The SECOND...something... 

Ok, I know...this is getting somewhat pathetic; the name just hasn't come to me yet. It will - every good name has to come eventually. (I even Googled "how to come up with good blog names", and got a great website by Chris G, creator…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009

Selection Sunday 

Here we are, just a couple hours away from finding out whose going to be dancin' and whose going to be packin' up until next year. CBS is airing the selection show at 3pm, but ESPN will also be providing coverage through Sports Center.Time to…

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Craziness. 25 

The Barreleye fish, alternately and quite aptly called the spookfish, does not have any eyes on the outside of its head. In fact, they are entirely inside of the fish's head; the two external circles on its face which appear to be eyes are actually…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009

NCAA March Madness 

March Madness has more than arrived. With Championship week almost complete, the selection comittee for the NCAA tournament has a list of teams who have clinched a spot and several teams to consider for the tournament.The Sports section here at the Vox is going to…

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Entertainment??...definitely.  (Chloe Rambo)

Spokane's Entertainment Slam 21 

Catchy name, right?!? (Pic by me.) So in addition to hitting up some super-cool entertainment/food/COFFEE places, I'm giving you all a heads up about some attractions that are heading straight for Spokane. Get ready to fasten your seatbelts; Spokane makes sure the show gets a…

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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.