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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

I always wanted the Truth about Truman to be a true and honest newspaper about middle school life.  I wanted it to be something that everyone could relate to, and I wanted everyone to feel like it belonged to them, and they could post whatever they wanted without anyone telling them what they were thinking or feeling wasn't okay.
    And I guess in a sense, it was all that.  People did feel comfortable posting what they wanted.  I guess I had hoped that the stuff they posted would be a little more newsworthy than "Look!  Lilly Clarke used to be fat." Or "Oh, no!  Lilly Clarke might be gay!"

           --Dori Hillestad Butler, The Truth About Truman School

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