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Baby Steps

Rochel Burstyn

Have you ever noticed little markers on the side of the road? They indicate the distance in miles from one point to another, hence the name mile-stones. Just like those milestones, there are typical expected milestones in a person’s life, starting from birth and continuing throughout one’s lifetime. Unlike markers on the roadside, however, people are much harder to measure. Everyone is different and these differences are what make us who we are.

 

Time Machine: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, 1605

Avigail Sharer

“Want a tour around the Houses of Parliament?” a voice whispers in my ear. I turn around to see an English bobby (policeman) in a blue uniform and a baton in his left hand. It’s not that long ago since I took a tour of the Houses of Parliament: I vacationed in England two summers ago. But I’m sure that four hundred years ago, they looked very different.

 

Spotlight: I Have a Clubfoot

Bassi Gruen

Until not so long ago, children with clubfoot were unable to stand. I feel grateful that I was born in a time when there are treatments for clubfoot and that I can stand and walk and play.

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