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Working towards a cheap book future

Working towards a cheap book future

December 13, 2017

...not to simply replace the role of traditional textbook publishers. The Open Education Project... to bring cheaper, perhaps even free, options to students when it comes to textbooks.

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Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights still celebrated

Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights still celebrated

November 13, 2017

Amazingly, the oil lasted for eight days, and so the holiday Hanukkah is meant to celebrate those eight days of oil. A candle is lit for every night of Hanukkah...

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Christmas traditions are not the same the world over

Christmas traditions are not the same the world over

November 13, 2017

But Christmas traditions are not always about Santa, reindeer, or even about a Jewish baby born in a Bethlehem barn.

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Happy Kwanzaa! … When is it? And what is Kwanzaa?

Happy Kwanzaa! … When is it? And what is Kwanzaa?

November 13, 2017

Three candles are red, which represents struggles. One black candle represents people. And the remaining three green represents the future.

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Krampus rides again!

Krampus rides again!

November 13, 2017

Half-goat, half-demon and 100% horrific — it is the horned monster of the night, Krampus. He’s the antithesis of Saint Nicholas,

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Night of tricks comes from 18th-century tradition

Night of tricks comes from 18th-century tradition

October 18, 2017

The holiday, which originated in 18th-century Britain, has a strong presence in the northeast United States, especially in New York, New Jersey and New England areas.

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Thank Caesar for July and August

Thank Caesar for July and August

June 17, 2017

Time manipulation is an illusion. It is man-made invention to help civilizations track the seasons a...

A Time to Reflect on Memorial Day

A Time to Reflect on Memorial Day

June 15, 2017

Once again red, white, and blue will hang from light poles and businesses in the communities will ca...

Lakewood Computer Clubhouse

Lakewood Computer Clubhouse

June 15, 2017

Dozens of schoolchildren rush down to the Lakewood computer clubhouse during their lunch break in ho...

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 17, 2017

With Military Spouse Appreciation Day approaching, I asked; what is it about this niche group of people th...

Rainbow Babies

Rainbow Babies

May 17, 2017

This Mother’s Day many of us will be celebrating our moms over brunch, flowers and homemade macaroni no...

Local Activism Sparking Social Change

Local Activism Sparking Social Change

May 17, 2017

Streets have been flooded with protestors throughout the country, and those in Tacoma have not been ...

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