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Want To Be An Astronaut? Seriously!

I grew up at the height of the space age. President Kennedy declared that we were going to the moon. In July of 1968, the lunar lander touched the craters of the moon, and Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface. Little kids dream about becoming astronauts — and for some lucky grown-ups, those dreams could become a reality. NASA recently concluded an open call for civilians to apply for a spot in the next astronaut class.

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Flint Student Grows Hair For Charity; Gets Suspended

One Flint student just got suspended from school over the length of his hair. 17-year-old J.T. Gaskins is a leukemia survivor who wanted to donate his hair to Locks of Love, but school officials at Madison Academy say his hair length is a violation of school policy, according to The Detroit News.

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Genesys Offers Free Infant Safety Class

If you're expecting a baby, especially if it's your first, Genesys is offering a free Infant Safety class which is designed to help new parents keep their newborn safe from harm and safe from injury after birth. The next class will be offered on Tuesday, January 31st from 6-8 pm. Upcoming classes will be offered every month.  

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Help An Adult Learn To Read

There is a large number of adults who don't have basic reading skills. Without the ability to read, their job prospects are dim. You can be trained to be a reading tutor to those that need help. Would you be willing?

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Flushing High School Student Takes A Stand With ‘Stop Bullying’ Video After Fellow Student Dies [VIDEO]

It has certainly been an emotional few weeks to say the least for Flushing High School students and parents. First  came the death of 17-year old Brian Spangler in December because of a freak shooting accident. Then over the weekend the death of Jarrod Nickell from an apparent suicide.

According to family Jarrod was a victim of bullying at school. One if Jarrod's fellow students has taken a stand by putting out a 'stop bullying' video on YouTube . The video is a cry for help.

Take the jump to see the video.

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Students Could Play On Sports Teams According To Their Gender Identity

A law is trying to get passed in California, to make it okay for students to try out for sports according to their "gender identity" instead of their "biological sex." This means that if a boy thinks he's a female, then he can try out for a girls' sports team and vice versa, according to CBS Los Angeles

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Colorado Teen Yearbook Photo Pulled For Being Too Sexy [Video]

Sydney Spies is a senior at Durango High School in Colorado. I guess you could say Sydney got more creative in sort of a non-conventional way with her senior pictures. School officials say that she is  dressed like a pole dancer in the photo.

Is dressing like a pole dancer protected under the human rights code? Not sure, get the rest of the story and the picture after the jump.

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Teacher Rant Caught On Tape In Class [VIDEO]

I wonder if this happens very often? I've always said that it takes a special kind of person to be a teacher. A person born with an extra amount of patience. That brings us to this story of a high school teacher in Philadelphia. I don't believe he realized that just about every cell phone today has video capability, and that just about every student has a cell phone.

Watch the teacher rant after the jump.

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Sloan Museum Offers Free Admission Tomorrow

Saturday, December 17th the Sloan Museum and Buick Automotive Gallery will offer free admission from 12-5 pm. This great Saturday freebie is a result of a generous gift from GM Flint Manufacturing Operations and UAW Local 598. Visitors to the Sloan will have access to all the displays, including "Robots: The Interactive Exhibition." Also Carman Ainsworth's Robotics team will provide some added entertainment.

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School Hands Out Belts For Saggy Jeans

A school in Rock Hill, South Carolina has started handing out belts to kids who show up to school with their pants too low. They used to get written up, but now they have the option of wearing the belt or getting in trouble. The principal thinks this will prevent kids from showing up in baggy pants.

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Nine College Students Expelled One For Fighting And Eight For Watching [VIDEO]

I get the whole you shouldn't be fighting while going to school thing. But, being expelled because I was just watching? I must admit that in high school when a fight broke out you could have sold tickets. Everybody stood around and watched but they were not expelled. This happened at Dean College in Massachusetts.

The rest of the story and the fight video after the jump.

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Michigan Elementary School Teacher Takes ‘Gay’ Out of Christmas Song [VIDEO]

An elementary school teacher at Traverse City's Cherry Knoll Elementary gets a failing grade. Tired of students snickering at the word "gay" in "Deck The Halls," the teacher changed the lyrics to "don we now our 'bright' apparel."

In the video below, the school's principal says the teacher should have used the situation to teach that there are two meanings for the word "gay."

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