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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:
9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: ‘I Want to Prove That God Does Exist’
At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. But William is no ordinary kid when it comes to academics.
In May, he graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created. Read more
A big reason for that is the man behind it — Nick Papanicholas Sr., whose full-service contracting firm, Nicholas & Associates Inc., has its offices on Feehanville Drive near the rink. The firm has been in business for nearly 40 years and has its fingerprints on hundreds of projects for municipalities, school districts, park districts, restaurants and corporate offices. Read more
Last year, an opulent underground monument — dating from the 4th century BC — in northern Greece caused a frenzy on the global scale when it was revealed to have possibly been the final resting place of Alexander the Great. Read more
2016 rankings include several Greek-Americans. Read more
A trove of beautifully engraved gold rings and gemstones, found in the untouched grave of an ancient Greek warrior last year, were possessions from his culture, not loot from the nearby island of Crete, archaeologists now believe. Read more
Even if you haven’t hopped on the hashtag bandwagon, you’ve probably uttered the term “Girlboss” at least once in the year-and-a-half since Sophia Amoruso introduced her best-selling autobiography. Now, Amoruso is taking us even further inside of her stylish world with the release of her second tome, Nasty Galaxy. Read more
“You can make a horror movie; you can make an action movie; you can make a bromance,” says director Athina Rachel Tsangari. “All of these films, to a certain extent, will be about power.” Even nature documentaries, she adds. Strike that: especially nature documentaries. “They’re always a very inspiring research for me,” she says. “Because are all programmed to be predators, men and women alike.” Read more
There in a 4th century garbage dump in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan two statues waited to be found. Undetected for centuries, despite a number of archaeological expeditions, the statues, and heads and arms that were once part of them, were of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess. They will be restored. Read more
Emilia Kamvysi is not the typical Nobel Peace Prize candidate. The 86-year-old is not a politician, activist or lawyer. Her days are simple and slow. Like other Greek retirees on the island of Lesbos off the Turkish coast, she cooks for her children and grandchildren, watches the evening news and sits on the bench with her neighbors gazing at the sea. Read more
That’s it for this week!
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