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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
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.