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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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