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Reflections of a grateful voter

With one whole election under my belt, I felt like a pro. On Nov. 2, I stood in front of a blue plastic voting booth in the library of Glendale Elementary School quickly skimming position, name, party affiliation, then filling in arrows. The entire process took about five minutes. >More
 Leopold Elementary does it bilingually

In a classroom with walls lined with bright pictures, Erin Conway's third- and fourth-grade students are working on mathematical word problems. For the first time in their relatively short educational careers, the problems are in English. >More
 Selling a president to UW-Madison students: Barack Obama

People might think the members of Students for Obama have an easy job -- backing a Democrat in a president election in which the Republicans are blamed for an unpopular war and tanking economy. But Bryon Eagan nonetheless perceives the stakes as high. "If he didn't win and I didn't give my all, I would be kicking myself down the line," says Eagon, 20, from Neenah, Wisconsin. >More
 Selling a president to UW-Madison students: John McCain

With college students flocking to Barack Obama in unprecedented numbers, Mark Bednar has the toughest of jobs: Organizing UW-Madison students to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. As co-chair of Students For McCain, Bednar says he's ready to argue for McCain's election any time any place. "Sometimes I get pretty loud," he admits. >More
 Jerry Overstreet offers a firm hand to at-risk kids at MYCRIB

Jerry Overstreet Jr. has two homes. He shares one with his wife, Jenny, and his kids, a 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. The other he shares with roughly 50 Madison middle and high school students who need a safe harbor in their stormy adolescent years. >More
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