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School supplies – the old and the new

Pencils, check. Paper, check. Notebooks, check. Calculator, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the difference between school supply lists in the B.C (before calculator) and A.C. (after calculator) eras and recalls a magical tool called the slide rule. (August 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Rounding up the ‘important’ school supplies

    Have you filled the school supply list for your student? After seeing lists in several places, Editor Don Whitten recalled the way lists were made during his days as a student. The most important items back then, he writes, were satchels, notebooks and, most of all, Crayola crayons. (July 22, 2011, Page 4A)

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