No bones about it

Christie’s is having a mammoth auction. No, really. It’s selling a 15,000-year-old mammoth skeleton, along with a meteorite, a dinosaur egg and some pearly thing that formed in an herbivore’s stomach and once resembled something you wouldn’t want to get on your shoes (

The auction is expected to attract scientists, serious collectors and hunters who want a unique piece for the trophy room. We wanted to bid, but the mammoth bones just didn’t match the carpet.

Students at Lakewood High School really, really want to pass the WASL. For them, passing confers not only the sense of achievement that comes with knowing they get to graduate, but also something else they want almost as much: off-campus lunch (

Other schools might want to follow Lakewood’s example. Here are a few options for administrators to consider:

Waive gym class.Why force the kids to huff and puff around the track and feign an aptitude for flag football when they could be exercising their minds in a nice elective instead?

Let them skip pep rallies. There’s no more surefire way to improve school spirit.

Exempt them from chem lab. This will protect students’ precious brain cells from all those fumes, and school property from unauthorized experiments by budding pyrotechnicians.

— Katie Mayer, Herald staff

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