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Intelligent But Lacks Motivation: The Story of a Bad Student

I was a straight A student and completely enamored with learning when I started elementary school. My first grade teacher, Miss Grey, was a peach. I loved her, which was a relief because my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Becker, was kind of a bitch. She made me sit in the corner during nap time once for …

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Violence and Creativity: Questions to ponder. by Ilona Elliott

What compels someone to kill? What makes a person so angry, or disillusioned, or fearful, or enraged, that they feel like they need to destroy the essence of another human life in order to squelch those powerful emotions? How do we address violence in our society, particularly gun violence? Do we start with violence in …

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