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Four Week Panhandling Certification Course

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  by Kelcie Erbse Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, The Homeless Charity, a non-profit charity organization in Akron will be having a panhandling course. Individuals who are out of home or out of work can go and get certified. The classes will be le... More »

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One Day when we look back | TedxAkron 2017

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By Floco Torres The Goodyear Theater is absolutely gorgeous. Between the history of the company, its impact told 400 different ways by Akronites and the eerie Law & Order vibe near 1201 East Market St, I kept my expectations fairly low for the venue itself... More »

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Gravity Racing beyond the Annual Soap Box Derby

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Local and out-of-state STEM students compete at Derby Downs by Kayla Sturm Akron is known for being home to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race. So what’s going on at Derby Downs for the other 51 weeks out of the year?  On May 18, Derby Dow... More »

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Beware the Capybara

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How to survive three (not really) dangerous capybara encounters by Kyle Brown It has sharp teeth. It can weigh up to about 150 pounds. It has 3/4 of the word “bear” in its name. All three of these things are true of the capybara, the largest rodent in the worl... More »

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Arts collaboration brings monsters to downtown.

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by Scott Piepho When two different groups independently arrive at the same idea at the same time, it boosts confidence in the ideas’ fundamental rightness. Because a community arts organization and a group of middle school students simultaneously arrived at th... More »

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Counting Days: You’ll find hope in Akron’s Recovery Court

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by Chris Horne A small blond boy scampers around on the burgundy carpet, going as he pleases between the tables and chairs. He’s oblivious to the proceedings, even when everyone erupts into applause for his mother because she quit smoking four months earlier. ... More »

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Project Soapbox

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Education brought to life words and photos by Greg Milo Ferdian Aditama stood at the front of the room and railed standardized tests. He referenced source after source to solidify his case against the mandated measurements. He spoke eloquently and convincingly... More »