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Foundational Knowledge: Isotopes

Derby Roan, Managing Editor

March 1, 2017

Isotopes are different forms of an element that have the same number of protons, but different numbers of neutrons. These atoms will have different atomic masses, but the same chemical properties. All of the elements on the periodic...

Foundational Knowledge: Complete Sentences

Derby Roan, Managing Editor

March 1, 2017

What starts with a capital letter, contains a subject and verb and ends in a punctuation mark? If you said a complete sentence, you're on the right track. Sentences are a key to good communication. When structured properly, they...

Foundational Knowledge: Texas

Derby Roan, Managing Editor

March 1, 2017

Texas is the largest state in the U.S. It makes up 7.4% of the country. One Texan ranch, The King Ranch, is larger than the state of Rhode Island. It seems to hold true that everything is bigger in Texas, as it produces the most...

Foundational Knowledge: Stock Market Crash of 1929

Derby Roan, Managing Editor

March 1, 2017

Black Tuesday and The Great Crash are two common names for the United States' most crushing stock market crash. The 1920s were a time of great optimism. World War I was over, and industry was booming. Cities grew with industry,...

Foundational Knowledge: Psychosomatic Illness

Derby Roan, Copy Editor

February 1, 2017

A psychosomatic illness is a disorder involving both the body and mind, though the physical illness can often be made worse by the mind. The severity of the illness is partially linked to how the patient reacts to it. For example, one...

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