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Declaring Independence

By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of France and obtain French...

Golden Anniversary: Viewettes still kicking high

Story by. Joycelyne Fadojutimi Longview High School (LHS) Viewette Director Debbie McGowan assumed her post in March, and learned her precision drill team will be 50 years young. She determined to make the occasion a special one. The Viewettes perform at pep rallies and football games, and every spring they hold the Viewette Revue to showcase the dances and styles they...

Longview University Center: Great education awaits local students

The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT) is not an exclusive institution. It offers its outstanding educational programs to scholars throughout the Free World, including Longview students via the Longview University Center. This local campus provides cost-saving convenience, cuts out long-range commutes for students, provides increased flexibility in scheduling, and in general gives Gregg County students a great deal...

Cheating in School and Life: What to Do?

Cheating is up these days. Just ask the nation's merchants, says The Wall Street Journal. Consumers shoplift everything from jellybeans to gasoline. They sneak into entertainment venues, run tollbooths and seek unwarranted refunds. The Journal cites a litany of examples. One Los Angeles TV network employee buys coach airline tickets then occupies empty first class seats. "It was exhilarating," he...

Wunderfall is Wunderbar!

Prior to 1989, St. Mary's Catholic School local families sought some way to raise money from assorted sources so they could pay for a month of school. At first, selling raffle tickets and calendar days helped with the coffers, but something more substantial was needed... and found. Somebody came up with the idea of a German-themed dinner, dance and...