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Unwitting YouTube Star Ghyslain Raza, 'The Star Wars Kid' Speaks Out On Cyber Bullying
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Unwitting YouTube Star Ghyslain Raza, ‘The Star Wars Kid’ Speaks Out On Cyber Bullying

Who hasn't been inspired by the lightsaber battles in the Star Wars movies and imagined themselves flipping around amidst spinning twirls of light dispatching evil minions with their flashy technique while somehow managing not to cut off their own limbs? (Ahem. Did I just type that out loud?)

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Mean Teachers Tricked Their Students Into Thinking They Were Going to Disney World

A pair of teachers (not pictured) at Roseland Public School in Ontario, Canada, pulled a mean prank on their students. They told the eighth-graders that their end-of-the-year school trip would be to Disney World. The next day, they announced that the trip would merely be to a bowling alley. Ha ha?

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College Student Returns $690 Million Check

Because his late father was an Air Force veteran, 22-year-old Allen Smith gets a check from the VA every month. The $650 helps pay his college expenses but, like many students, he could always use some more.

He got a lot more earlier this month, when he opened his VA check and was staring right at the staggering sum of $690 million.

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Russian Teacher Orders Students to Take a Bizarre 23-Hour Exam

Final exams are never fun, but for one university class in Russia, their test was particularly bad.

Not only did the instructor treat the class as her own personal happy hour, she also made it an impromptu sleepover.

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Student Battling Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Amazing Recovery

Despite a terrible battle with flesh-eating disease that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands, Georgia student Aimee Copeland was able to briefly leave her hospital room for the first time in 49 days. And from here, doctors say, her prognosis is good.

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Hawaiian High School Senior Goes 2,000 Days Without Missing School — How’d She Do It?

While many students invent illnesses in order to play hooky, 17-year-old Hawaiian teen Ciara Cetraro has the unique distinction of never missing a day of school in her entire academic career, dating back to kindergarten. She is hoping to graduate on May 19 with a perfect attendance record.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Biggest Water Balloon Fight Ever Staged by 9,000 University of Kentucky Students [VIDEO]

Balloons weren’t the only things broken at a massive water balloon fight recently staged by the University of Kentucky’s Christian Student Fellowship. The nearly 9,000 students who participated in the childish fun shattered the previous Guinness world record for largest water balloon fight of 3,927 participants, which was set by Brigham Young University students in 2010.

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Missouri Makes It Illegal for Teachers and Students to Be Facebook Friends

An new Missouri law, aimed at protecting children from sexual predators, has made it illegal for teachers and their past and present school-aged students to friend each other on Facebook.

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