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Education News Archive - October 01, 2005

By Tim Hahn, Erie Times-News, Pa. Sep. 30--EDINBORO -- Three former Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students will stand trial on charges they beat and sexually assaulted another student last spring. Marlon Gunn, 19, and Tyrell P.

By Sara Olkon, The Miami Herald Sep. 30--It was a place where bullies threatened students for simply looking at them the wrong way. A school where, a student testified Thursday, bullies "jumped" him repeatedly, and threatened to beat him. And if he snitched, the attacks only escalated.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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