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  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects

    Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects
    TALLAHASSEE – In Florida budget politics, it pays to be a night owl. Long after House and Senate budget negotiators have cinched deals on the biggest brick-and-mortar components of their $75 billion spending plan for next fiscal year –...
  • Some parents get an "F" in dress code

    Some parents get an "F" in dress code
    A Florida school board member wants parents who pick up their children to pick up their pants, too. Broward County board member Rosalind Osgood wants parents to lead by example, starting with their wardrobes. She says that any dress code inside the...
  • Miramar move to help park project and residential rehab program

    Miramar commissioners recently agreed to shuffle federal funds to upgrade Lakeshore Park and boost its residential rehabilitation program. The community development block grant funds were shifted from two projects: another park renovation and a...
  • Pines students enjoy blimp ride

    Nearly 30 Pines Middle School students recently took a coveted ride in the Goodyear Blimp thanks to a pilot partnership with the company. The partnership, formed this year, aims to increase awareness and interest in STEM (science, technology,...
  • South Plantation High School is off to the races

    "Drivers, start your engines" is a phrase usually followed by the loud explosion of combustion engines roaring to life in any average car race. But for South Plantation High School's Solar Knights, the sound is instead the whine of electric engines. The...
  • Chan Lowe: Michael Bloomberg ponies up for gun control

    Chan Lowe: Michael Bloomberg ponies up for gun control
    Michael Bloomberg is one of those 1-percenters who gives his caste a good name. When he really believes in a cause, he ponies up real cash to back up his words.   Unlike the Koch brothers, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence public policy are not...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Florida should tread lightly on affirmative action

    As goes Florida, so goes the nation. This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of states to ban racial preferences in college admissions. The ruling stems from a Michigan case, where voters had approved an initiative banning race-based...
  • To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

    To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely
    What if the best way to change minds isn’t to tell people why they’re wrong, but to tell them why they’re right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up...
  • Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier

    Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier
    The lava that spews from the fiery rims of volcanoes originates deep in Earth’s crust, often more than 50 miles below our feet. Although scientists have a general idea where this magma comes from, it’s nearly impossible to see exactly what&...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...