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Speech and Debate

When most people hear the word “forensics” they immediately imagine crime scene investigation, small bits of critical evidence, and really bad television shows.  But to ultra-competitive, highly-skilled, and immensely bright high school and college students, “forensics” is the pursuit of competitive speech and debate. The ability to understand an argument, compose and articulate a counter-argument, […]

The Three R’s

The world has come a long way in the past few years when it comes to being environmentally friendly.  Countries, companies, and individuals are all more aware of the impact we humans have on the world around us. While some people my disagree about the importance of massive ecological issues (global warming, climate change, fossil […]

Summer Summer Summer Time

Students everywhere have begun cheering, teachers everywhere have begun exhaling, and parents everywhere have begun sighing: For most Americans, school is finally out for summer. For the lucky students, summer doesn’t just mean sleeping in and no longer worrying about homework, summer means vacation.  Real vacation.  Planes taking them to beaches and mountains and other […]

Cell Phone Fun

  There are now cell phones that you can wear like glasses.  There are cell phones that you can wear like wrist watches.  There are cell phones that you can wear on your arm while you work out.  There are quite literally cell phones that come in every shape, size, form, and function.  Ten years […]

Making Movie Magic

Between Godzilla, X-Men, Spiderman, and Captain America, there are a lot of high-budget action movies out in theaters these days. They all share a common theme. Not super heroes. Not wanton destruction. Not even spandex costumes. All of these movies feature an amazing amount of computer-generated images. CGI, as it is commonly referred to in […]