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Two high school siblings ice skate their way to national placement

→ Spotlights followed the pair of skaters as they flitted around the rink, leaving little space untouched by their sharp blades. Sixteen-year-old Claire Purnell stood in the far corner of the rink patiently waiting her turn with her 18-year-old brother, Luke. As applause followed the prior performance, the siblings skated …

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Up & Coming: Five high school rappers take a new approach to classic hip-hop

→ The last couple of decades have seen a major shift in the accessibility of the music industry, and for young artists, this means that they must try harder to get the public’s attention. By tracking artists’ social media following and online hits, Next Big Sound, a music analytics website …

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Young, black women speak on their journey to embracing their natural hair

   → In the start of the 2016-2017 school year, attention centered around Butler Traditional High School’s new hair policy and the hairstyles it targeted. The policy stated, “Hairstyles that are extreme, distracting, or attention-getting will not be permitted. No dreadlocks, cornrows, twists, mohawks, and no jewelry will be worn …

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Young Poets of Louisville express themselves through rhythm and spoken word

→ I sat in the mostly empty Subway restaurant, reading my poems over and over again until they blurred together. My mom and my sisters split a sandwich, but I knew for sure that if I ate one bite of that teriyaki chicken on wheat, I’d see it again later …

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#ItsBlackeningHere – Developments

More than 200 students from the University of Louisville gather on the steps of the Student Activities Center to hold a “die-in” in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement on Sept. 29. The student-organized event, which used the social media hashtag  #itsblackeninghere, aimed to draw attention to allegations of police brutality …

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Game developers are building a community to foster creativity

A 15-year-old girl stood with an Xbox controller in hand, lips pressed together in concentration as she navigated a virtual ocean, collecting garbage to become the biggest trash island in the Pacific Ocean. She carefully manipulated the left joystick as the timer counted down, narrowly reaching 500 pieces of trash. …

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Players of all ages have become enamored with Pokémon Go

Launched on July 6, 2016, “Pokémon Go” became a pop culture phenomenon overnight for hundreds of citizens in Louisville and the larger United States. The company hosting the game, struggled to keep up with the surge of players, resulting in the servers crashing multiple times. The game enticed people young …

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