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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Rachel Poletick

“There’s a massive fire in Parliament Square – police believe it may be Nick Clegg’s pants”

On December 9, 2010, all of England was abuzz with the news of potential tuition fee rises that would be put to a vote that evening. Students rallied together, gathering in huge crowds around the city of London and other metropolitan English cities. The National Union of Students (NUS) was at the helm of political action during this time with Aaron Porter, the union’s leader and major negotiator, purportedly paving the way for …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Jia You

He was a boy with an “addled” brain, the way his teacher saw it. His formal education stopped at three months’ grade school, after which he set out to ruin the basement with pungent gases from chemical experiments, burn the baggage car on the train, steal news from the associated press –

And he invented the light bulb.

So here is the question: what if Thomas Edison had had a Chinese mother?

My guesses: he would have a) spent three hours a night drilling questions to get an A for all …