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ISU has gained a reputation for civic engagement through the past decade, first for its high rates of volunteerism around the county and most recently for the student participation in voting. Washington Monthly, a nonprofit magazine tracking politics and government, placed ISU on its Best Colleges for Student Voting list, along with 156 other schools. ISU received the same recognition in 2018.

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It’s a comfort to know that before Dr. Tom Nicholas and Dr. Dan Dwyer shutter their family practice in Rockville later this month, they’ve seen to it that another physician will be taking their place. Typically, as they have proven so many times over the past 45 years, the two long-time friends and partners look after their patients first.

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A road trip for a Black family — on Route 66 or any other U.S. thoroughfare — was more complicated than unfolding a map and heading west, east, north or south. Stopping for rest, fuel or food at the wrong business in the wrong town could cost them their lives.

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Middle school (or junior high, as we called it in my hometown) brings up more emotional turmoil for me than anyone has time to deal with, and many memories I’d like to forget.There I met my very BFFs forever, which was maybe the only good thing about

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“In the Words of E.B. White,” edited by the great essayist’s granddaughter, Martha, is a treasure trove of his writing — including his personal letters. Although White has been gone for 35 years, I never fail to find something interesting, something well-written, something timely in it. Today was no exception.

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"President Harry Truman revealed the biggest news the night before. At 7 o'clock on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945, Truman announced Japan's unconditional surrender."

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This moment was inevitable. The march of time guaranteed it. Baby boomers are beginning to hand over their keys to the control of American culture to the younger generations. Not willingly, of course. But you can't fight the numbers, at least not for long.

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