Author Archives: Kristen Shipley

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High School Graduation: Six Days Later

Turn off alarm. Check. Empty contents of backpack into trash. Check. Graduate. Check. Class of 2014!

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Reflection: John Legend Performs to Sold Out Crowd at the Strand Capitol

About nine years ago, my mom came to me raving over a new artist she heard about on Oprah. She wanted his CD, “Get Lifted” for her birthday and could not stop gushing about one song in particular: “Ordinary People.” “We’re … Continue reading

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Dorm Diaries: How College Students Find Roommates

Today marks the deadline for colleges across the country. While students must know where they are going, uncertainties still plague their minds. The message notification on my phone’s Facebook application lights up. Someone just sent me a request to join a … Continue reading

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What do students say about prom proposals?

Prom, short for promenade, a semi-formal dance or gathering, is the the epitome of dances. Period. High school juniors and seniors anticipate prom as a night to remember forever.

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Central York High School students react to SAT changes

The snow may melt slowly, but the end of the school year quickly approaches as seniors make post-high school plans and juniors prepare for senior year. An integral part of the high school process is standardize tests, specifically the SATs, … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Birmingham Four

Who:  14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year-old Denise McNair What: Birmingham Church Bombing When: September 15, 1963 Where: 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama Why: One of the most racist cities in the country, … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Ruby Bridges

Who: Ruby Bridges What: The first black child to go to an all-white school in the South after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. When: November 14, 1960 Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Who: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) What: A group of college students, organized by the director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Ella Baker, aiming to provoke change in society through nonviolent movements. When: Founded in April 1960-1966 Where: Started … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Greensboro Four

Who: Greensboro Four (Joe McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain and David Richmond—students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College (now University)) What: They were one of the first to organize a sit-in, unwaveringly sitting at an all-whites … Continue reading

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Black History: Youth In the Civil Rights Movement-Little Rock Nine

Who: Little Rock Nine (Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas,Terrence Roberts, Carlotta LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Kalmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals) What: These nine black students challenged the effectiveness of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. … Continue reading

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