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FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 2009



What are the Odds?

A defunctional Russian nuclear satellite and a still-active U.S. Iridium satellite smashed into each other 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday, and some scientists call the accident "catastrophic."Simulations by software company AGI explain why-- together, the satellites weighed over 3,000 pounds, have created hundreds of…

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Everything's 'cute factor' is upped when it's a mini...

Size Does Matter... 

Beagles, cars, chocolates, even hamburgers: Everything is cuter when it's a 'mini'. Downsizing is becoming the new trend with these popular brands as portions and leg-room alike are decreased. Burger King 'Burger Shots'You'll get more bang, (or at least more bun...) for your buck with…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

Reverse Discrimination 

In my debate class at school, next week we're going to be discussing the topic of Reverse Discrimination. If you are unfamiliar with this term, the dictionary definition is as follows: "(in the context of the allocation of resources or employment) the practice or policy…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2009

Candy...

$37,000 Sweet Tooth... 

Now THIS is what you call a sweet deal...or rather, it could have been. A teen in Middletown, Ohio ordered more than $37,000 of candy online while charging the bill to his former high school. (I don't think I've ever even seen $37,000 worth of…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2009

Seriously? 

By now you've probably all heard about allegations being made against pop star Chris Brown for supposedly beating his girlfriend, singer Rihanna. Although initially efforts were taking to keep her name a secret, reports of leaked that she has canceled her Friday concert in Malaysia…

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The Book Thief - Bringin' On Part 7

Champagne and AccordionsThroughout this section, we are faced with the task of defining the town of Molching; a town of contrasts. Which contrasts are most evident? Do you see sharp differences within the residents of this town? Hans is very obviously in his happiest state…

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Robot Baby 16 

After reading the 14 babies post, I thought about the experiences I have had with multiple babies. There aren't very many. I expanded it to taking care of baby(s) single handedly. I babysit, but very rarely do I get to take care of babies. However,…

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MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2009

Single Mom Attempts to Raise Fourteen Children 17 

Nadya Suleman has outgrown her childhood. She grew up as an only child. Now she longs for a family, and she will do anything for it. The mother of fourteen children deflects the glares she receives from other families; she denies being selfish whatsoever.Nadya recently…

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Recipes of the Week

Recipe 1:Kosher Deli RollRecipe is here. Something different for the next 2: A CNN/ Cooking Light article on peanut butter alternatives, here. Some tips:1. Make your own spread. 2. Get creative. 3. Branch out beyond peanut butter.

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Quotes of the Week 11 

Quote 1:Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.Albert EinsteinDo you believe this is true? I mean, I know that I probably won't remember how to do a quadratic equation in 20 years, but I'll know how to figure out…

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The Grammys are always a night to remember...

The Grammys: 2009 

U2, Coldplay, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus...yup, this combination of talents can only mean one thing : The Grammys. Msn.com gives all the otherwise-unknown details about the glamourous award show, like 'Highest Hair Award', 'Cutest Dress Award', and even 'Most Puzzling Speech'. Here's…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 8, 2009

20 Movies that Make Men Cry 18 

eHarmony, a popular dating site, came up with a list of 20 movies that are guaranteed to make a guy cry (a whooping six of them are sports movies). Click here for the list of movies and a short description. For those of you too…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2009

Atheist bus campaign in London; Richard Dawkins in the foreground. (Akira Suemori / AP)

Christians retaliate against atheist bus ads 19 

For the past month, the British Humanist Association has organized and funded an advertising campaign on London buses. The ads, placed on London's well-known red doubledeckers, read: "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," and are set to end on Monday.…

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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

Yahweh or No Way

This week, Colbert covers Obama's propechy of a Steeler victory, the failed sale of the Atlanta White House, and the reinstatement of holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson into the Catholic Church. Blasphemy? Eh. It's all subjective. And, as Colbert stated (satirically), there are worse things…

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Video of the Week 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ei81W228wwA man from the not-so-distant future goes back in time to stop the internet from ever having been invented. The internet, as he says, has turned his world into a wasteland; people remain isolated, each on his own computer, flaming each other, speading gossip, watching…

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The Book Theif - Death's Diary 

Death's Diary: 1942-Death makes an interesting statement very early into this section. "You want to know what I truly look like? I'll help you out. Find yourself a mirror while I continue." -What does he mean by this statement?Death's Diary: Cologne-Death notes that after the…

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Uncommon Names Linked to Criminality? 17 

Thinking of the woman who sold the rights to choosing her baby's name on ebay, uncommon names might not have negative any effects on the child besides the chance of getting their "butt kicked." But a study that is getting a lot of media attention…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 2009

Hatred or Heritage? 

The confederate flag is seen by many as a symbol of racism and hatred, but according to an Associated Press article, some see it as a symbol of Southern heritage. Many public schools have banned wearing clothing with the confederate flag, but some students and…

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Rae...You are SO My Hero! 19 

Man - if only you all could have been there...well...those of you with strong stomachs, that is.It was pretty brilliant, if I do say so myself. As you may recall during the big, bad (and incredibly awesome) VOX Blog-A-Thon, Jen put up a great post…

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Part 6, Man

The SnowmanWhat do you think the delicate snowman represents to Liesel and Max?What's your favorite snowman story? Any unique anicdotes? Liesel describes Max as, "the colder he became, the more he melted." What does she mean by this?Thirteen PresentsAs she reads to him, How does…

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Twilight Vs. The Shining?... 16 

Talk about a rivalry...When being interviewed by USA Today, Stephen King really let his opinion of Stephanie Meyer, author of crazy-famous 'Twilight' saga, fly. He compared her to JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. According to King, "Both Rowling and Meyer, they're speaking…

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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.