May 3, 2016

For 7th Year in a Row, Chicago High School Has 100% of Graduates Going to College

For the seventh year in a row, the Urban Prep Charter Academy has achieved an impressive feat–all of its graduating students will be headed to a four-year college or university in the fall. The all-boys, predominantly black high school boasts three campuses in the city of Chicago, which brings the total number of young men admitted to more than 220 students. The senior class had a special ceremony to commemorate their achievement.

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April 21, 2016

Stunning Early Entries of the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest has officially launched, in search of the most “awe-inspiring diversity of the world's people, places and cultures.” George Stone (the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Travel) says, “Our Travel Photographer of the Year program is a way to show that our readers are among the world's best travelers and photographers.

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April 7, 2016

Iridescent Opal Dazzles with Neon Fireworks Naturally Hidden Within

At first glance, the Ethiopian Welo Opal looks like something created in a lab. The dazzling gem radiates neon colors that seem almost too vibrant to be naturally occurring. It's completely real, however, and showcases a harmonious mixture of yellows, reds, greens, and blues. When rotated, the stone sets off a firework-like display of these hues. This opal is relatively new in the commercial gem world.

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