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Hundreds of people come out to support Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Hundreds of people come out to support Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

Hundreds of students, teachers and community members came out to show their support for the Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, a program designed to strengthen non-English people's English skills or to encourage them to take it on as another language.

Dozens of business owners, local shops and restaurants, and several community groups decorated more than three dozen tables with children's books, tea cups, toys and more. Each of the tables had a unique theme based on a children's book.

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Auburn School Department, nonprofit clash over ownership of land

Auburn School Department, nonprofit clash over ownership of land

An East Auburn-based nonprofit has claimed that it is the rightful owner of a plot of land that is currently in the possession of the Auburn School Department.

The plot in question, which is 30 feet in width and 500 feet in length, is next to the East Auburn Community School. It is in the possession of the school department for years, but the nonprofit claims that it learnt that it is the rightful owner only last summer.

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Six candidates in race for three Bangor School Board seats

Six candidates in race for three Bangor School Board seats

A total of six candidates are in the race for three seats on the Bangor School Board, which has rearranged its representational plan to open up more positions to at-large candidates.

Under the new plan, at-large candidates can live anywhere in the school district and vie for a seat of the board. The election is scheduled to take place in spring this year.

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Bangor High School senior wins $150K in Intel Science Talent Search contest

Bangor High School senior wins $150K in Intel Science Talent Search contest

Paige Brown, a Bangor High School senior, won $150,000 along with a first-place Medal of Distinction for Global Good in the prominent national competition called Intel Science Talent Search.

The 2016 winners of the talent search were announced at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night. First-place winners were announced in three categories, viz. global good, basic research and innovation.

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Most US Schools get Low Marks from CDC in Sex Education

Most US Schools get Low Marks from CDC in Sex Education

Most schools in the United States are not teaching children sex education recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a new report. It also suggested that the percentage of safe sex among young people has not changed in last few years.

The leading national public health institute of the country said that the new statistics are disappointing. The CDC found that too few schools of the country are currently meeting recommendations for sex education.

Annoyed professor fails entire class

Annoyed professor fails entire class

A whole class was flunked by a Texas A&M professor. The professor called his students ‘a disgrace to the school’ in an email to his class. He also said in the email that no one in the class deserves to pass, or graduate and also said that he is frustrated with the class.

According to NBC affiliate KPRC, Professor Irwin Horwitz told students on the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University in his Strategic Management class that ‘enough is enough’. He also said that they don’t have the maturity level to enter the workforce.

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Rape Victim shares Ghastly Details with Rolling Stone Magazine

Rape Victim shares Ghastly Details with Rolling Stone Magazine

A rape victim and student of the University of Virginia shared details about the gruesome incident that happened with her. She said she was raped by a group of men at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party in September 2012.

Jackie, the raped victim, told Rolling Stone magazine how she was raped during the party. She even reported the rape allegations to the University of Virginia dean almost a year ago, but nothing was done about it.

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