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Here's the scoop on how presidential elections work

You may already know that 2016 is a presidential election year. Under the Constitution, Barack Obama cannot seek a third term, so in November, voters will elect a new president, who will be sworn in next January. The field of would-be presidents is big. The two major political parties, Republicans...


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Kids would rather play Xbox than make money shoveling

WASHINGTON — Snowzilla has gone, leaving behind confused snowfall estimates, regrettable junk-food decisions, an incubating October baby boom and a lingering sense of dread for many parents. The work ethic of our kids: Where is it? Where are the entrepreneurial snow shovelers? For...


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The Family Filmgoer: Kid-focused reviews of 'Kung Fu Panda 3,' 'The Finest


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Even common words can become poetry

Last month, Fremont High School had an assembly featuring a live performance from world famous poet Marshall Davis Jones, writer of “Touchscreen” and “Spelling Father.” Not only had I been a longtime fan of Jones, but I had presented his poems several times at debate...


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Dogs’ nose prints are just like human fingerprints — no two are exactly alike.  


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The TX. 10: Activities for Boring Snowy Days

1. Invite friends over for a game night 2. Build a snow creation other than a snowman 3. Find a new hobby 4. Go sledding 5. Do an art project, like drawing or painting 6. Hang out with friends at the mall 7. Go to the movies 8. Read, or write, a book 9. Snowball fight!!! 10. Sit on the couch with a...


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Hola! Ever tried learning another language?

 こんにちは! ¿Como estas? Or as they say in Japanese and Spanish, “Hello! How are you?” Students all over the world are taking foreign language classes. Some people might wonder why — after all, it can be difficult and there is often little certainty of whether a...


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Tattoos: Making a statement

Tattoos are a very interesting way to accessorize. You can customize them in any way you like, but once they’re on then they’re not coming off (unless you want to pay for the removal). Some people get symbols, others get meaningful names and faces, and others get random things that...


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Trending With TX.: Ads on Snapchat, new Snoopy tales

New features added to Snapchat and a mini-review of Charlie Brown’s latest big-screen adventure are the topics of the next installment of Trending With TX.  New ways to snap Snapchat: a fun app that let’s you send picture messages to your friends that only last a maximum of 10...


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The TX. 10: Favorite DC Comic Characters

1. Batman 2. The Joker 3. Superman 4. The Flash 5. Wonder Woman 6. Aquaman 7. The Arrow 8. Deathstroke 9. Catwoman 10. Robin — Kennedy Robins, Northridge High


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