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This week I slip in a Cocteau Twins track, the 1986 song "Love's Easy Tears," which led me to this lovely and now digitally memorialized piece of ephemera

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Southeast Athletics has been recognized with several team and individual recognitions for outstanding academic performance of its student-athletes.

Southeast Missouri's women's cross country and women's soccer teams were the winners of the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Award for their respective sports, presented annually in each Conference-sponsored sport to the team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or higher.

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The cough method of CPR, the danger of the HPV vaccine, cancer-causing Nutella and the Zika virus conspiracy are just a few of the most popular health related posts on Facebook. They are also dangerous because they are highly inaccurate.

According to Pew Research, 62% of U.S. adults get their news on social media. This led to “fake news” problems often cited during the last election cycle, but studies have recently confirmed that fake health news shared on Facebook is more frequently read than accurate stories from reliable sources.

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It seems like Almost Yesterday that the largest tree in Charleston, Mo., was cut down. The giant cottonwood was said to be the largest and most loved tree in the city. Legend has it that the tree was fully grown when Missouri became a state in 1821 and that it witnessed the founding of the town in 1837.

But by 1933, Charleston had expanded and grown around the mighty cottonwood and it stood squarely in the center of State Street, directly behind of the home of Edwin P. Deal, a prominent resident and town historian.

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Did you know some of the talented artists exhibited at the River Campus aren’t even in college yet?

Each year, the Crisp Museum solicits artwork from high school students in the region for the annual high school art exhibition. Call for artwork is currently underway with entries being accepted next February.

The art may be produced in any medium by students in grades 11 and 12 from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.