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  • Today is Pi Day. Detractors say pi really is half-baked

    Today is Pi Day. Detractors say pi really is half-baked
    Today is Pi Day. Math nerds and geometry aficionados will be celebrating the mathematical constant that describes the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter.
  • Letters: Columbus' contemporaries were no slouches

    Re "Curiosity set sail with Columbus," Opinion, Oct. 13 Far from being the cause of prying the European imagination loose from the church, Christopher Columbus' voyages were the consequence of established European curiosity and technology. The...

    Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen

    Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen
    The assignment seemed perfect for me. I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos — National Hispanic Heritage...

    Playground sport is alive and kicking

    Playground sport is alive and kicking
    Happy to report there have been no drug suspensions so far this week in competitive kickball, though the players association has yet to approve full testing. Till then, the only real controversies will probably involve "flip cup," a postgame drinking...

    Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor

    Russell Means dies at 72; American Indian rights activist, actor
    Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...