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DAILY DOSE: A rare defense of protest from a sports exec.

The all-too common occurrence of riots in the wake of the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police gripped Baltimore during the weekend. This time, the violence was provoked by the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in Baltimore Police custody. Many have called for calm […]

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PC softball alone atop Inter-Ac

by Tom Utescher It came less than halfway through the Inter-Ac League softball schedule, but last Tuesday’s tilt at Episcopal Academy was a major waypoint on the road to the 2015 championship. Current titleholder EA and the visiting Penn Charter Quakers both brought 4-0 records to the fray, and it was PC that remained unbeaten, […]

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GFS hosts fourth high school journalism conference

by Jesse Overholser ’15 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the keynote speaker at Germantown Friends School’s Fourth High School Journalism Conference on April 9, delivering career wisdom to the aspiring journalists in attendance, including the message that as journalists, they must be brave and relentless – but, overall, they must be honest. This […]

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Gigi’s organization, 22 reasons, does educational presentations at area school about issues such as the cruel confinement of magnificent circus animals like these tigers in a cramped enclosure.

Hill activist helping save lives of animals, big and small

by Len Lear Gigi Glendinning, founder/director of the local humane education group, 22reasons, which participates annually in Chestnut Hill festivals, is hosting two screenings of “Lion Ark,” a film about the dramatic rescue of 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia and their amazing journey to a sanctuary in Colorado, in the next few days. The screenings […]

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How to achieve immortality — and also grow big leaves

by Mike Todd “Some men pursue greatness, and some men have greatness thrust upon them while they’re in the bathroom.” This quote, from an old episode of the The Wonder Years (1988 to 1993, ABC-TV), in which Kevin Arnold inadvertently starts a walk-out at his junior high school when he gets up to go to […]

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‘All for one’ swordplay lots of fun at Mt. Airy theater

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence ends its fifth season at the old Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy with an incredibly high energy production of “The Three Musketeers.” Ensemble members Mattie Hawkinson, Josh Carpenter and Sean Close create a play from the first part of the classic historical romance of Alexandre Dumas (1844). The drama teems with so […]

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