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 Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.
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Elizabeth Forward senior Tyler Wachs built a canoe in the school's new FABLab, which allowed him to design the canoe on a computer that then cut the pieces for him. Here, he gives the canoe its second voyage in the high school pool.

Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”

  • Student uses computer to build a dream canoe


  • College rankings based on employment give only part of the picture

    The lists rating which school will boost the students’ earning capacity the most aren’t always accurate measures of a college’s full impact.



     Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops listens as university president David Boren announces results of inquiry into the fraternity chanting incident.

    University of Oklahoma says frat members learned racist chant at national SAE event

    That implied that it was not a song belonging to a small number of people and instead was part of the fraternity’s recent traditions.



    Norwin teacher, daughter of superintendent, arrested on drug charges

    Lisa Rodnicki, 37, a physical education teacher  at Norwin and daughter of superintendent William H. Kerr Jr., is accused of selling heroin.


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    Jury finds no gender discrimination in case that captivated Silicon Valley

    Ellen Pao accused Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of treating her “oppressively” because she was a woman and firing her when she



    No copies of Clinton emails on server, lawyer says

    Hillary Clinton’s lawyer testified Friday before a House committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, in which the U.S. envoy to Libya


     

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    Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

    The seige ended more than 12 hours after gunmen from the Islamic rebel group al-Shabab took up positions in the hotel.



    Workers suffer as Indian state bans cattle slaughter

    The rise of conservative Hindu politicians has revived a long-standing battle over the status of the cow in the massive, multifaith nation.


     
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    Police say Sgt. Robert Bemis pulled over to the side of I-81 in Schuylkill County on Friday to help a man whose car had caught fire.



    Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

    The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.


     

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    The rise of conservative Hindu politicians has revived a long-standing battle over the status of the cow in the massive, multifaith nation.



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    With her round face, shy smile and soft fleshy hands that were never idle, my Nonna Sestili preceded in appearance the Pillsbury Doughboy.


     

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      1) Our friends at Franklin & Marshall College have some good news and some bad news, via their latest poll of


    Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

    Marcus Brown (Baltimore Sun photo) 1) It could be that the latest twist in the controversy over the nomination of Marcus Brown



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