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Education More Than a Test Thanks to Kristy Crawford for her July article on the Urbana woman who reluctantly gave up teaching because our approach of “teaching to the test” is failing to educate our children effectively. We would like to…

The Impact of Music

The smallest choices have the power to change people’s lives. I recently made a small choice that continues to impact me in a way I never thought was possible. I made the personal decision to listen to music that had…

End of Voting Machines

Maryland voters will notice changes when they go to the polls after the November 2014 general elections. The Diebold electronic voting machines used for several years will be gone. In April 2007, the Maryland General Assembly voted unanimously to adopt…

How to Fix those Nagging Injuries

By Andrew Taylor We all have those great ambitions to start working out and finally reach our goals, but we relax a bit and then get hurt at the summer cook-out playing football or a beach game of whiffle ball.…

Sweet July Memories

Summer always officially launches when we unpack our Fourth of July picnic. Juicy wedges of watermelon, crispy bits of fried chicken, the vinegar bite of potato salad — it’s always been a fun holiday. For my mom, her Fourth of…

Graduation and Good-Byes

Urbana High School’s class of 2014 spent three mornings practicing the logistics of its own graduation. We crossed and re-crossed a makeshift stage, took care to correct the pronunciations of our full names (first, middle and last!) and signed yearbooks…

Stop the Summer Rush

Just as our climate skipped over seasons, welcoming 90-degree days instead of the gradual warmth of spring, there is a similar cultural temptation to skip over the present in anticipation of the future. Whether we are in high school, enjoying…