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trending news homeschooled indian teenager MIT scholarship malvika joshi
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The notable accomplishments of seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi didn't end when she got a scholarship to MIT after having left school to be homeschooled, or "unschooled" as it's referred to in India. After years of hard work while homeschooling, she was noticed by MIT for having won three different metals (two silver and a bronze) in a Programming Oympiad contest against traditionally-schooled competitors.

However, if you read the coverage of her scholarship win as written by Indian newspaper "The Indian Express," her greater accomplishment is over the sexism and traditional social mores that plague that area.



So we wish Ms. Joshi good luck on her computer science studies at MIT, and GREATER luck fighting that uphill battle against the establishment.



Get yours, girl.


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Everyone has an embarassing video of when they, their friends, and their suspiciously normal/smaller lips made a music video to their favorite idol's song. We were all young once, right?

This video is a perfect mix of awkward celebrities when they were young and a reminder of how awful being a preteen used to be. 

Via: @Argus911
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Two kids vandalized cars at a car dealership in Sioux Falls, SD causing $40,000 in damage according to Keloand.com. When the owner of the dealership, Mike Schulte, found out that the vandals were only 10 and 14 years old he changed his mind about pressing charges. When he met the 14-year-old boy he decided to change his life and give him a part time job and better transportation to set him on the right path instead of branding him a criminal.

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