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Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) was an Indian activist who led the Indian independence movement against British control. He is specifically known for his non-violent approach- he would start boycotts, protests, sit-ins, and would frequently fas for his cause. In 1948, Gandhi was assassinated during a prayer meeting. Gahndi is considered one of the greatest civil-rights activists in history. His actions to free India from British control are still respected to this day. His birthday is an Indian national holiday. Gahndi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and is titled as the Father of the Nation in India.

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Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter
Rebecca Melton is an eighteen year-old senior at Colonia High School. She is heavily involved in the performing arts, having been apart of backstage crew since her freshman year. Melton is the Secretary of Colonia High School's Thespian Society and is the Student Technical Director of the CHS Theater.  Melton is also a member of the majority of Colonia High School's Bands. She is the Flute Section Leader of the Marching Band, and is the first chair flute in both Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. She also is a fan of tabletop gaming and has worked to create and game-master campaigns with her friends. Her favorite subject is English and she loves reading, her favorite genre being high fantasy. Melton intends to become an English teacher.

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