Schools

Malik Makes The Deadline

by Christopher Peak | Jun 21, 2017 2:32 pm | Comments (3)

Christopher Peak Photo Most parents know what to expect on Graduation Day. But the mother of a New Horizons High School student wasn’t sure — even on the morning of the ceremony — if her son would get his diploma on Tuesday.

Her son, Malik James, had revived his scholastic career following a slide induced by his best friend’s murder. But he still needed to pass one more test to make up the missing credits.

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The Word Goes To Church

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 20, 2017 12:06 pm

Ihsan Abdussabur had a question that had gotten under his skin. He understood why people have an inborn fear of loud noises. But darkness? Darkness, even as it extended to human bodies?

He couldn’t get to the bottom of that one. It wouldn’t stop him from trying.

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Carnivores Ponder Life’s Meaning

by Lucy Gellman | Jun 16, 2017 7:33 am

Lucy Gellman Photo What are a shark’s most existential questions, and how can a particularly emotional lion help answer them?

In what universe can a quarter-dissolved marshmallow and a tutu-boasting hippo become problem-solving buddies and crusaders for environmental justice?

If a gummy bear and lamp-bound genie meet on a tropical island, will either of them get their wishes?

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