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What if every school had a scrap store?

I recently came across an article from The Atlantic covering the recent re-emergence of "adventure playgrounds" in the U.K. The concept, originally popularized in the 1940's, is the direct opposite of traditional playgrounds that dot suburban neighborhoods, with their plastic equipment and piles of wood chips that encourage standard, structured … [Keep reading]


Youth and voting

I wasn't old enough to vote in the 2000 presidential election. As a junior in high school, I was just shy of the required age of 18. It was upsetting. I understood how important the election was, how Bush had skewed the image of Gore irreparably. I … [Keep reading]

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DIY Projects Equal Better Innovation

It's not an accident the signature line in my personal email says, 'Katie Charland - Project Addict'. I love taking on lots of different challenges because I'm at my best when I'm busy. Typically I've relied on work and events to keep me busy, but … [Keep reading]

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