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Education News Archive - February 04, 2008

By Aileen Jacobson, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Feb. 4--In a bustling art studio one recent morning, 18-year-old Michelle Noriega carefully sketches a bicycle propped near her easel, creating a drawing she hopes will help her get into Brooklyn's prestigious Pratt Institute.

Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.