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Smartphone freedom has its perks—and punishments

October 23, 2013

Do we really need class rank?
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October 21, 2013

Do you think your school should get rid of class rank? Two Mashers sound off.

Essay contest: How would you fix Chicago violence?
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October 18, 2013

Want to win up to $500 in scholarship money and share your ideas on how to make Chicago safer? Teen...

Monsters in the making
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October 17, 2013

Go behind the scenes at 2 of Chicago’s favorite haunted attractions

One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories’ tracklist decoded
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October 16, 2013

Bizzy and Kiley translate the tracklist for 1D's latest album.

DIY Halloween costumes
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October 16, 2013

Check out these movie-inspired costumes you can do yourself!

Parental control: 5 shows you shouldn’t watch with parents
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October 16, 2013

Here are five fantastic shows that are awesome for watching on your own.

Bubble soccer’s blowin’ up
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October 16, 2013

This sport is bouncing around Chicago

The crazy things I saw at the Chicago marathon
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October 14, 2013

Elani shares her marathon-watching experience.