Monthly Archives: March 2013

“I Think It was Something Anybody Should Have Done. I’m Just Happy the Girl is OK”

In December 2012, Paige Jackson, a seventh-grader at North Whidbey Middle School on Whidbey Island, Washington, saw a student who was injured when a pickup truck struck her while she was in a crosswalk on Whidbey Avenue. Paige ran to … Continue reading

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“Nothing in the Bible or in Catholic Teaching can be Used to Justify Prejudicial or Discriminatory Attitudes and Behaviors”

In 2013, a male student at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Brighton, New York, requested that he be allowed to attend Junior Prom with another young man. Father Edward Salmon, president of the school, decided to allow the students to … Continue reading

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Crosswalk Madness

On 3 November 2006, students at Austin High School in Austin, Minnesota, took advantage of an unusual architectural and geographical feature of the school to pull an impressive prank. Two buildings of the school are across a street from each … Continue reading

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“When I Think About It, I Get All Choked Up Because I Didn’t Think I Would See This Ring Again”

In March 2013, Susan Hrabliuk’s lost wedding ring was returned to her several weeks after she had lost it on a street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The ring was a combination engagement ring, wedding band, and first anniversary ring — … Continue reading

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Starbucks: A Company that Supports Gay Rights

On 22 March 2013, Howard Schultz, the CEO of coffee chain Starbucks, stood up to an anti-gay investor. Tom Strobhar, head of the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that is against legalizing same-sex marriage, stated at the Starbucks annual … Continue reading

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The Story of a Broken Cheeseburger

In March 2013 at a Chili’s fast-food restaurant in Midvale, Utah, Anna MacLean, age 25, took her little sister, Arianna Hill, a seven-year-oldwho has autism, to lunch. Afterward, Arianna was going to see the Easter Bunny. However, Arianna’s cheeseburger was … Continue reading

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“In a World Full of People Looking Out for Themselves, I Wanted To Prove that There are Actually People Who Care Enough to Do the Right Thing”

Engineer David Brown lost his wallet on the side of Highway 90, near Houma, Louisiana. Fortunately, in March 2013 two Grambling State University (Louisiana) students — Alexandria Smalls and Duvar Retherford — found and returned his wallet to him. The … Continue reading

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“We’re Very Proud She Decided to Do the Right Thing, and Didn’t Hesitate for a Second”

On 18 January 2013, while walking home from Beverly Hills Middle School in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Aniyah Butler, an 11-year-old sixth-grader, found a black purse with a new iPhone inside. Aniyah saw Police Sergeant James Reif walking to nearby Bywood … Continue reading

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“I was Just Actually Telling My Son a Bible Story on the Way Home from My Mom’s. I Said This is a Perfect Example of Kind of Practicing What You Preach”

On 24 March 2013, Nathan Flege needed some help after running into trouble while driving his small sports car east on Interstate 275 in a snowstorm to his home in West Chester, Ohio. Mr. Flege said, “I was in the … Continue reading

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“A Billboard that Produces Drinking Water from Air”

Researchers at the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima, Peru, and advertising agency Mayo Peru DraftFCB put up a billboard in the village of Bujama, Peru, which is near Lima. It is no ordinary billboard. Yes, it does … Continue reading

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