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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:28pm

The National College Fair is Sunday, October 20, at St. Louis University's Simon Recreation Center. Here are some tips on attending.

Before the fair

1. Register online for the fair at gotomyncf.com to receive a bar code for easy on-site access to college representatives.

2. Print the bar code and bring it to the fair as your electronic ID.

3. Ask yourself following questions to help determine what kind of school would be best for you:

• Do I want to attend a large, medium or small school?

• What major do I wish to study?

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:28pm

ST. LOUIS — A self-described “word nerd,” Ellen Jovin first set up Grammar Table a year ago near her home in New York City as an unusual form of street performance.

Now she’s taking her table on the road to talk grammar, spelling, punctuation and pronunciation with anyone confused by the difference between lay and lie — so, pretty much everyone.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:05pm

ST. LOUIS — Starting next fall, Washington University will provide a free education to any student from Missouri or southern Illinois whose family income is under $75,000.

“When all individuals have the same opportunities to thrive and flourish, all of us serve to benefit,” said Andrew Martin, the university’s new chancellor, in his inaugural address Thursday.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:05pm

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

UNIVERSITY CITY — When an acquaintance contacted Judy Gladney to see whether she would be attending their 50th high school reunion next weekend, she blew him off. Why bother, she thought. The only other University City High School reunion she went to — she can’t remember if it was the 20th or 25th — wasn’t an experience she wanted to revisit. She barely knew anyone there, and almost no other African American alumni attended.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:22pm

RICHMOND HEIGHTS — At this school, students aren’t just encouraged to smell the flowers, they can eat them too.

All students at Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School take a one-hour garden class every week, just like art and music.

On Wednesday, third graders were studying the five senses as they relate to the change of seasons. They heard the cicadas buzzing. They felt the dead leaves crunch under their feet. They touched the roaming chickens. They watched the bees and butterflies. And they tasted cherry tomatoes, herbs and edible flowers from the garden.

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