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Providing power through pencils

Providing power through pencils

Olivia Foster, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

A pencil may not seem like much more than a writing tool, but for many kids in developing countries, such as Latin America and Asia, a pencil is a source of potential, possibility and opportunity. Since its founding in 2008 by Adam Braun, the non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization Pencils of Promise has built 33...

The surprising history of pencils

The surprising history of pencils

Rebecca Rawiszer, Web Opinions

June 9, 2015

A single pencil is capable of drawing a line 35 miles long, writing about 45,000 words, digesting 17 sharpenings, and always being there for you when you need to doodle. Yet somehow, we still take these magnificent inventions for granted. Pencils are easy to operate, entertaining, and portable. You...

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