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My Kind of Town: How Chicago shaped Charlie Moore

Since 1981, every year, the Illinois Mr. Basketball award has been given to the top high school basketball player in the state. The list of past recipients boasts the finest of Illinois-bred hoopers, including future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett (1995), Derrick Rose (2007) Jabari Parker (2012, 2013) and Jahlil Okafor (2014)
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Study finds social pressure drives voter turnout

When people decide whether or not to vote, they probably aren’t expecting to cast the tie-breaking ballot. Instead, a growing body of research suggests voters go to the polls as a result of pressure from others — voting to avoid the social stigma of having shirked their civic duty.
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Respect your elders

My blood boiled as we walked down the steep hill next to the East Asian Library. I heard the boys arguing, their voices rising in pitch and aggression as their paces gained speed. I disengaged myself from the conversation. “Kobe deserves to be in the top 10. Hell, he deserves
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The Mamba Manifesto

Just when I thought I had cried enough with finals coming up. I read the poem, and I couldn’t handle it. Kobe, the one show my parents would let me stay up late to watch as a kid. Kobe, the greatest spectacle in the entertainment capital of the world. Kobe,
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