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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.