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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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Up-and-Coming Culinary Entrepreneurs Find a Space for Success

Emie Dunagan wiped beads of sweat from her forehead as she opened the oven to reveal the foundation of her project: a sheet of chocolate cake. She had to work quickly in order to get the cake to the wedding on time. Only 14-years-old at the time, Dunagan beamed at …

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