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Worst Case of Autocorrect Causes School-Wide Lockdown

It’s happened to everyone — you text your husband or wife, “I love you with every fiber of my being,” but your phone actually sends, “I love you with every fiber of malaysia.” Most of the time it’s funny, but one person experienced the worst case of autocorrect ever. So bad, in fact, that it prompted a school-wide lockdown.

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Are Aggies Ready for a Female Yell Leader?

The "spirit" squad at Texas A&M is unlike any other in the country.  For openers, they're not called "cheer leaders".  They're "Yell Leaders", and for the school's entire history, they've all been men.

But maybe not for much longer. The winds of change are blowing through the hallowed halls of Aggie land.

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TCU Scandal – 18 Students Busted for Dealing Drugs

A drug bust on and around Texas Christian University's campus in Fort Worth Wednesday led to the arrest of 18 people, including four football players.

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Arizona May Outlaw Cursing by Teachers

The Arizona State Senate is debating a bill that would punish teachers who use foul language in their classrooms.  The bill, as written, would prohibit the same language the Federal Communications Commissions prohibits on television.

So, the late George Carlin's famous "seven words you can't say on TV" may be the "seven words teachers can't say at school," at least in Arizona.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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Battle Over ‘Fighting Sioux’ Name Goes On

In the face of a controversy that has embroiled the entire state, the University of North Dakota will continue to use its contentious nickname, the "Fighting Sioux."

Even so, many school fans are growing weary of the seven-year fight over a name many people think is demeaning to Native Americans.

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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Lufkin Still in Class 5-A – But Just Barely

Lufkin High School is still a Class 5A school in District 14-5A, in the latest realignment by the University Interscholastic League.  In what turned out to be a minor reshuffling, the UIL is keeping Lufkin's "Friday night lights" in the same district with four high schools in Montgomery County, but has added two new schools.

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