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  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
  • Youth theater troupe tackles tough issues at middle school

    Youth theater troupe tackles tough issues at middle school
    A local theater troupe visited Northlake Middle School Monday to help students with tough topics like intolerance, youth suicide, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, abusive relationships and negative self-image. The troupe, called Messages Which Are...
  • Obesity Raises Heart Attack Risk

    Obesity raises the chance of heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a recent study that challenges previous beliefs. Metabolic syndrome, a condition that...
  • More health clinics opening at drug stores

    More health clinics opening at drug stores
    Tucked in the back corner of the Rite Aid drugstore on York Road in North Baltimore sits a small medical office with two exam rooms equipped with freezers of vaccines, blood pressure monitors and the many other tools needed to diagnose and treat common...
  • Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic

    Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic
    Deborah Borda will take a four-month sabbatical from her role as president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic so that she can assume a residency at the Harvard Kennedy School  at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  Borda's...
  • Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard

    Mother's lessons lead Newport Harbor senior to Harvard
    "I was a sponge mop and Windex baby," the college essay began. Over the next few paragraphs, the writer, Jose Avonce, a senior at Newport Harbor High School, described cleaning houses alongside his mother, a Mexican immigrant with a sixth-grade...
  • Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News

    Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News
    Sara Ruggles helps create the big picture at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks partly to her, top executives can see how nuclear-powered warships fit together. Not bad for someone who was waiting on tables a few years ago. It was May 2008 when...
  • College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call

    College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call
    A recently released survey of 150,000 college freshmen found that 9.5% had frequently felt depressed in the last year, up from 6.1% in 2009. As such numbers rise, some colleges balk at the idea of being "caretakers" for their psychologically fragile...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • LTHS Model UN Club travels to Harvard

    LTHS Model UN Club travels to Harvard
    Lyons Township High School Model United Nation Club traveled to Harvard University recently for the Harvard Model United National international conference. With more than 3,000 high school students from 19 countries, each and every one of LT's 21...
  • Let 'em rot in hell

    Tom Cotton, the still new U.S. senator from Arkansas, combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, native of Yell County (just like "True Grit's" Mattie Ross), graduate of Dardanelle High and Harvard University (both undergraduate and law school),...