Be The White Crayon Speech

By Matthew Pearl You are probably wondering why I’m standing here with a giant white crayon. Think about it… It is the crayon that never gets used. The sharpest one in the box. The one that never gets picked. Never touched. But one day, the white crayon will stand out because you will learn that all you ever needed was black paper. I believe there are just two kinds of people… The ones who say they’re just not able and the white crayons who change the world. I am now 18, but there was a time in my life when ...

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Thomas Sowell – After Iowa

Thomas Sowell

Senator Ted Cruz's upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed "The Donald" of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals— that he is winning and his critics are losers.

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Lafayette girls swim team sets meet record in Springfield

The Lafayette girls swimming and diving Lancers will take part in their final dual match of the season fresh off an impressive second-place finish in the Springfield Invitational. The Lancers will hit the road to swim against Parkway South at 4:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 5). Next week, Lafayette will swim in the two-day Suburban West Conference meet that begins Feb. 11 at Lindbergh. In the 22-team field at Springfield, the Lancers finished with 351 points and set a meet record in one event. Springfield Glendale won with 370 points. “Springfield was a great meet,” Lafayette coach Todd Gabel said. “We saw ...

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Area high school athletes sign college letters of intent

Athletes across West County on Wednesday (Feb. 3) signed national letters of intent to play a sport in college. It was the first day that a high school senior could sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country and water polo. CBC announced 30 student-athletes have made commitments to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. CBC Athletic Director Dr. A.G. “Rocky”Streb applauded the accomplishments of the group. “This is a great group of young men,” Streb said. “They have taken advantage of all that CBC has to offer and ...

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