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Christian Amyx Black Belt Ceremony

Effort: My Journey to Black Belt

I had been waiting months, practicing for my black belt in Taekwondo and today was the day. Was today really the black belt testing date? I was nervous yet I…

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Connie Mercer’s Mission to Break Poverty

Connie Mercer has a long history of serving the needy. As early as her college days at the University of Chicago, Connie was active in outreach programs. She organized busloads…

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The Great Exhibition Part 3

But, the Queen and her entourage passed our pianos without even a glance. No look, no questions—absolutely nothing. Rather, what I observed, which is forever etched in my memory, was…

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The Great Exhibition Part 2

The entire village turned up the next day to watch the unveiling of the single-piece, cast-iron frame. Father and the head engineer began to conduct many measurements to verify the…

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The Great Exhibition Part 1

The year is 1851 and the weather is already bleak in November. My family and I live in a cozy house in Copenhagen, Denmark, but you wouldn’t know how pretty…

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Chicago Day 3: The University of Chicago

7/16/17                                         Yesterday we drove further away from downtown Chicago. We…

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What Would Happen If Kids Ruled the World?

  Have you ever thought about what it would be like if kids ruled the world? That answer really depends on who you’re asking. Ask kids and they would be…

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