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Crayola crayons were first sold in 1903. An eight-pack featured the same colors as today’s boxes — red, green, yellow, blue, brown, orange, purple and black.

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The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in the 2014-15 year, the United States spent $668 billion on elementary and secondary schools. Every year we divert more time, money and resources to our students.

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We’re looking for teenagers to write stories, take photos and draw illustrations for our weekly TX. teen section, which appears in print and online in the Standard-Examiner.

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Five-hundred sixty-five of the nation’s smartest spellers will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning Monday, May 27, in National Harbor, Maryland.

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The Congo is the only river that flows both north and south of the equator. It crosses over the equator twice.

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Most people have a high school yearbook. Even if it is sitting in the closet or on the top shelf of the bookcase, no one it throws away. But think back to when you were in school.

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The peregrine falcon is the fastest bird, able to fly at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour in its hunting dive.

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Camels have two sets of eyelashes to protect their eyes from the sand. They can also close up their nostrils to keep out sand.

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Around this time of year, a lot of people like to go through a routine organizing and tidying phase known as “spring cleaning.”

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Disneyland is known for its rides. With attractions like Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and the new Guardians of the Galaxy, it is understandable that rides are all that come to mind.

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It’s that time of year again: the weather can’t decide to keep winter or welcome spring, kids are counting down the days until summer vacation, and the excitements of prom are in the air.

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Sometimes life gives you opportunities you just can’t turn down, and recently, I found myself in that situation.

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There is no point in Greece that is more than 85 miles from water; the country has about 9,000 miles of coastline.

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It feels like only a few months ago that Donald Trump won the election to become the 44th (or 45th, if you count Grover Cleveland with his non-consecutive terms) president of the United States.

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“Every Easter, the Easter Beagle comes dancing along with his basket full of eggs, which he hands out to all the good little children.”

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With the stresses of everyday life — school, family, work and so on — it's easy to lose sight of the simple things that matter. Try these tips to de-stress and appreciate the moment you're in right now.

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Recently, I had the opportunity to go to a writing conference called "First Pages: Workshop for Beginning Writers" at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. It was the first one hosted there, so the full-day experience was kind of small and personal.

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We're all bugged by them, those little annoyances of life that set our teeth on edge or leave us wanting to run away screaming.

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Forty-two percent of Americans have passports; in 1990, only 4 percent were passport holders.

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What is the hardest position to support politically? No, it’s not conservatism or liberalism. The hardest place to stand is upon the middle ground.

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When I first heard that my performing arts group was going to Seattle, I thought of two things: the movie ”Sleepless in Seattle” and the Space Needle.

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Rain or shine, spring break can amount to one of two things: a relaxing, fun time with family, friends or just by yourself — or the most boring week of the entire year.

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From the opening of the British show’s theme to the moment you first see Jenna Coleman take the screen as the young, unforgettable Queen Victoria of England, you feel as if you’ve escaped into a life of royalty — literally.

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The panic has set in. The two-week-old pizza box still sits in your room, “PROM?” written on the inside, haunting you as the days pass.

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If you’ve ever seen a live musical, you might have wondered how the actors remember lines, cues, lyrics and dance moves all while seeming happy and portraying a character.

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Most of us seniors are, as Fremont High senior Bailey Slater puts it, “110 percent done.”