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Dean stumps for Obama

“This is your time,” said Gov. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Don’t blow it.” Students, alongside members of the public, were encouraged to become politically engaged in this year’s election last Friday, when Dean spoke at a rally for Sen.…

Chess tournament discourages violence

More than 100 Philadelphia school students participated in the city’s first 24-hour chess tournament last weekend, aimed at providing an alternative to violence. Half of the participants spent Friday night playing informal games in the Howard Gittis Student Center, while the other half arrived Saturday morning for the tournament.…