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Posted Monday, November 3 at 05:08 pm CT by Bill Dedman
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081103studentjournalblog_4 As part of the yearlong election studies at Validus Preparatory Academy, a public school in the Bronx, students have kept election journals.

Here is a page from the journal of senior Evelyn Fabian, a Hillary Clinton supporter, as she comments on the excerpted sermons of Sen. Obama's then-minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Click here for a larger view of the journal page.

(See other posts from the Bronx.)

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