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Martha the Coelophysis (dictated by Peter Jerz, age 7)

Once upon a time, in the Triassic Period, there were four hatchlings in a coelophysis nest, down deep in a stone cave, in the desert (wet season). The four hatchlings were Jonathon, Larry, Joseph, and the youngest one was Martha. They were coelophyses. They lived with their mother and father. But being a baby coelophysis was dangerous, because coelophysis was a cannibal. –Peter Jerz –Martha the Coelophysis (dictated by Peter…

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Lab: Court Reporting

The driver of the police van starts to pull out, momentarily blocking your view of Ide and the protestors. The two young men behind you come forward for a closer look. “Did Tony just give her the finger?” asks the young man in the sweatshirt. “I don’t blame him,” says the second young man. As you move to a new position, you pass near the young man wearing the sweatshirt.…

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Editorial Shorts: Digital Animation Competition

From Tammany Hall, robber barons and the sinking of The Maine to Vietnam, Watergate and the Lewinsky scandal, editorial cartoonists have exalted, lambasted, praised and skewered the rich, the powerful and the foolish. Since the history of newspapers, cartooning has been a rich and vital contribution to American political commentary. With the advent of news on the web and new design technologies, who will carry on that tradition? Washingtonpost.com is…