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  • <p>Meet the 2014-15 Women`s Basketball team.</p>

    Women’s basketball opens Kickner era with two victories

    The Women’s Basketball team traveled to Portland, Ore., for two games against Mt. Hood Community College and Southwestern Oregon Community College and came home with two victories.

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  • <p>Meet the 2014-15 Women`s Volleyball team.</p>

    Volleyball gets tough draw, loses first two at NWAC Volleyball Championships

    The Green River Volleyball team opened up the Northwest Athletic Association’s Volleyball Championship with a 9 a.m. match against the number one seed from the South Division, Clackamas Community College.

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  • <p>Oliver! premiers on the main campus of Green River Community College on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.</p>

    Heavier Than Air presents Oliver!

    “Please sir, I want some more!” With metaphorical ladle in hand, Heavier Than Air Family Theatre serves up just that…more holiday tradition in Oliver!, the award winning musical based on a Charles Dickens classic.

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  • Each student is assigned a dedicated full-time advisor at Green River.

    Meet the new International Advising Team

    Green River’s IPEL office welcomed an all-new staff of advisors this summer, under the leadership of Sandra Spadoni, Director of International Student Advising.

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  • From left: Anthony Warnke, Avis Adams, and Marcie Sims.

    Poetry on Buses program taps talent from Green River

    Three English faculty members have had their poetry submissions selected for the Poetry on Buses program for 2015.

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  • Meet the 2014-15 Men`s Cross Country team.

    Gators Cross Country finishes eighth at NWAC Championships

    Gator Cross Country traveled to Battleground, WA, for the 2014 Northwest Athletic Association's XC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 8.

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  • Meet the 2014-15 Women`s Volleyball team.

    Gator Volleyball wins twice, clinches playoff birth

    The Gator Volleyball team traveled to Centralia College on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to take on the last-place Centralia Trailblazers.

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  • The Campus Safety team is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the community.

    Safety is everyone’s responsibility – sign up or renew your Safety Alert

    Green River’s safety alert system is in place as a tool for the campus community to be alerted of emergent events on campus, from weather incidents to volcanic eruptions and everything in between.

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  • Noodle Photo – Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/liopic/8568739016

    NOODLETOOLS: Funny Name, Powerful Citation Tool for Students

    Holman Library is once again holding NOODLETOOLS CITATION WORKSHOPS to help students figure out the why’s and how’s of properly citing their sources.

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  • Meet the 2014-15 Green River women's soccer team.

    Women’s Soccer loses season finale, finishes 5th in North Division

    The 2014 season for the Women’s Soccer team was filled with many ups and downs, unfortunately more downs than ups.

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  • Community members will learn conflict resolution skills in this six-hour workshop.

    Conflict resolution workshop to be held Nov. 18

    Community members will learn conflict resolution skills in this six-hour workshop.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

    Volleyball starts second half strong with two league wins

    The Gators started off the second half of league play by traveling south to Longview, Wash., to take on Lower Columbia.

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  • Green River Community College is looking to attract talented student athletes to participate in this intercollegiate varsity sport.

    Cross-Country finishes second at North Region Championships

    The Green River Men’s Cross-Country team finished second place at the 2014 Northewest Athletic Conference North West Region XC Championship.

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  • Last week Washington State hosted one of the largest events for transitioning service members the nation has ever seen. Photo: Courtesy of Service Member for Life Transition Summit website.

    GRCC connects with transitioning service members

    Last week Washington State hosted one of the largest events for transitioning service members the nation has ever seen.

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  • The mobile site seeks to make the college even more accessible—and more relevant.

    Green River launches mobile site

    The mobile site seeks to make the college even more accessible—and more relevant.

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  • The Gators practice and play their home contests on field turf at the gorgeous Wilson Playfields in Kent, WA.

    Women’s Soccer drops two games, falls four points out of fourth place

    The Gators Women’s Soccer team started the week on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-0 loss to the first place Everett Trojans.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program"s inception in 1978.

    Volleyball splits the week, tied for second place

    The Gator Women’s Volleyball team opened the week on Wednesday with a victory in a five-set thriller with the Pierce College Raiders.

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  • Bartol and Drlleveich sculpted a beautiful life-sized ostrich.

    Green River welding artists need your vote in Auburn competition

    Welding artists Greg Bartol and Deborah Drlleveich with Green River Community College need your vote to win a possible art purchase by the City of Auburn.

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  • 'Heisenlantern'

    The Gators have invaded the pumpkin patch!

    Green River’s Human Resources department is launching a contest to find the most creative Halloween carver.

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  • The Gators practice and play their home contests on field turf at the gorgeous Wilson Playfields in Kent, WA.

    Women’s Soccer Goes 1-1; Brandy Sinclair Shines

    Women’s Soccer hosted two critical North Division match ups on Wednesday and Saturday and split those gaining 3 points and remaining in 5th place in the North.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

    Women’s Volleyball; Pulls the Upset and Gets Upset

    Green River Volleyball hosted the Tacoma Titans who are ranked fourth in the Alaska Airlines NWAC Coaches Poll on Wednesday.

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  • The Shop.org Summit brought together thousands of retail professionals, recruiters, educators, and students from around the nation.

    IT Bachelor’s students attend National Retail Federation Recruiting event

    The Shop.org Summit brought together thousands of retail professionals, recruiters, educators, and students from around the nation.

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  • Green River Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for Winter and Spring 2015.

    Oct. 15 deadline approaching for scholarship applications

    Green River Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for Winter and Spring 2015.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

    Volleyball sweeps Lower Columbia and Grays Harbor, Rochelle Middlebrooks leads the attack

    The Gators improved their league record to 2-0 and their season record to 13-12.

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  • Meet the 2014 Green River womens soccer team.

    Women’s Soccer edged by Shoreline Dolphins, Schumacher scores again

    Freshman Kennedy Schumacher continues her outstanding season as she finds the back of the net for the sixth time in a 3-2 loss against Shoreline.

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  • Oliver! is an award-winning musical that vividly brings to life Charles Dickens' timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

    Oliver! auditions to be held Sept. 23, 25

    Oliver! is an award-winning musical that vividly brings to life Charles Dickens' timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

    Volleyball week-in-review: Sept. 10-20

    The Gator Volleyball team had a busy week-and-a-half preparing for the league opener.

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  • The Gators improved their overall record to 5-4-0 and 3-4-0 in league.

    Women’s Soccer week-in-review: Schumacher shines, Gators go 2-1

    Last Saturday, Sept. 13, Gator Women’s Soccer traveled to Tacoma Community College (2-6-0) for a matchup of North versus West.

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  • Meet the 2014 Green River womens soccer team.

    Women’s Soccer week in review: Sept. 2-9

    The Gator Women's Soccer team have hit the road to play exciting match-ups with rival teams all over Washington.

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  • Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

    Volleyball week in review: Sept. 2-9

    The Gator volleyball team has participated in several exciting tournaments this season.

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  • Painting by: Pam Evenson

    Women's Veteran Summit Sept. 20

    The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs will be presenting the Women Veterans Summit Saturday, Sept. 20.

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  • Significant progress has been made on the trades building site in the past few months.

    Capital Update

    Striking changes on campus have occurred over the summer.

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  • Please consider donating to help our community.

    Summer blood drive at Green River July 30

    Green River will be hosting the Puget Sound Blood Center for our summer blood drive Wednesday, July 30.

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  • Remco Zwetsloot, 22, AA at Green River (2009-2011) BA in International Relations at University College Roosevelt (2011-2014), MPhil in International Relations at University of Oxford (2014-2016).

    Green River grad attending Oxford

    I was accepted to a prestigious graduate degree at Oxford, something I wouldn’t have dreamed of had it not been for the ambition I acquired while studying at Green River. - Remco Zwetsloot

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  • Indira Pranabudi

    Green River grad attending Brown, writing for U.S. News & World Report

    Indira Pranabudi has come a long way since she first came from Indonesia to Green River in the winter of 2012 as a High School Completion student.

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  • Kathryn Champion is an honorably discharged Iraqi War veteran and Bronze Star recipient.

    Green River ‘Goes to the Dogs’ Aug. 7

    Green River Community College will be hosting the 'Service for Service: Washington Goes to the Dogs' conference on Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Lindbloom Student Center.

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  • The Institute offers professional, low-cost mediation and peacebuilding initiatives that improve relationships and quality of life.

    Green River trains college, community members in basic mediation skills

    The Green River Community Mediation & Peacebuilding Institute is proud to announce that it has trained approximately 30 college and community members in basic mediation skills since it was officially established in September 2013.

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  • Workforce Education administers programs that provide free or reduced tuition to students who qualify.

    Student success profile: Misty Beardsley

    Utilizing funding with help from Workforce Education, Misty Beardsley received free tuition during her first quarter at Green River.

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  • The cast of Once on this Island rehearses for its Aug. 1 opening night performance.

    Heavier Than Air presents 'Once on this Island'

    'Once' tells the story of island peasants, fickle gods, and how the power of love creates hope.

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  • SUSI students start their study tour in Washington, D.C. before they arrive in Washington state.

    Student Leaders from Central Asia Studying at Green River Community College

    This summer, 19 female university students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are participating in the Women’s Leadership Institute at Green River.

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  • 'Take me to your leader': Hundreds of foam gators like this one will be distributed around the area this summer.

    Gator invasion coming this summer

    This summer, hundreds of Green River foam gators will be fanning out across the landscape for our Gator Invasion campaign.

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  • Disability Support Services

    Special recognition from Disability Support Services

    Disability Support Services presented special awards to Green River faculty, staff and departments.

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  • PRIME TIME adult learners relax in the garden.

    Green River’s PRIME TIME program visits Enumclaw’s Anderson Gardens

    PRIME TIME students toured four acres of lush gardens while learning about the rich history of the property.

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  • Watch the Espial release party poetry reading!

    Espial: Taking notice of something; a discovery

    Espial is an accumulation of Green River creative culture in the form of an award-winning literary and art journal.

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  • Blake Collins and Kenicia McClellan with Director of Athletics Bob Kickner on Friday night at the ASGRCC Student Life Awards Banquet after being selected for their respective awards.

    Green River celebrates Athlete of the Year selections

    Congratulations to Blake Collins and Kenicia McClellan, 2014’s Green River Community College Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year.

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  • The Frog Prince premiers on the main campus of Green River Community College at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13.

    Heavier Than Air Theatre presents The Frog Prince

    In this musical adaptation of the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, a young prince enlists the help of fellow frogs and a cursed princess to reverse an unfortunate spell cast by an evil witch.

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  • Students lined up in a finals-induced frenzy to destroy a hapless car with a five-pound sledgehammer.

    KGRG FM’s 25th Anniversary pledge drive ends with a bash

    Students lined up in a finals-induced frenzy to destroy a hapless car with a five-pound sledgehammer.

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  • Click above to watch the 2014 NWAACC Track and Field Championships Men's 200 Final!

    Gator Sports roundup

    Green River student athletes earned recognition with strong performances during the 2014 spring season.

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  • Brian Lemke

    Student artist of the month: Brian Lemke

    Every day is a challenge to make myself better and learn more. I hope by doing this my art will reflect my growth as a person and the appreciation I have developed for the world we live in.

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  • The new Auburn Center is to be built on 3.7 acres in north Auburn.

    Green River set to build new Auburn campus

    The new Auburn Center will provide much needed space, technology and hands-on training opportunities for Green River students.

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  • Janet Ash

    Engineering instructor Janet Ash recognized for third time as UW “Inspirational Teacher”

    Janet Ash, engineering instructor, has been honored for the third time by the University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering department as an “inspirational teacher.”

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  • The Current, Green River’s student newspaper, won five first-place awards in April and was again named one of the best community college papers in Washington.

    Washington Community College Journalism Association awards The Current five first-place awards

    The Current has once again been named one of the best community college papers in Washington.

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  • KGRG-FM is celebrating its 25th anniversary of our “Today’s Rock” format!

    The KGRG-FM Spring 2014 Pledge Drive is underway, and we need you!

    KGRG-FM is celebrating its 25th anniversary of our “Today’s Rock” format!

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  • Vote today for the 2014 President's Award recipient.

    Who will you nominate for the 2014 President's Award?

    The President's Award, the highest honor given to a graduating student by Green River Community College, is presented at the commencement ceremony each year.

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  • The Green River Engineers (left to right): Matthew Todd, Jordan Fisher, Vinh Vien, Nathanial Tesfaye, Donald Moore and Timothy Moore.

    Green River engineering team wins first place--twice

    The students won first place for both their autonomous robot car design and in the Rapid Design competition.

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  • The spring Student Philosophy Conference will provide opportunities to discuss various topics in philosophy.

    Student Philosophy Conference to be held May 10

    The spring Student Philosophy Conference will provide opportunities to discuss various topics in philosophy.

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  • A new Department of Education initiative will support veterans as they pursue their academic and professional goals. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 thisisbossi @Flickr.com.

    Green River continues to march toward Veteran-Supportiveness

    A new Department of Education initiative will support veterans as they pursue their academic and professional goals.

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  • Great night, great cause, because students matter in our community

    Award-winning Thompson Square to perform at the Auburn Performing Arts Center May 17.

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  • This portrait is from a series of students at Kogakuin University, which hosted the program.
When photography instructor Patrick Navin traveled to Japan with his group of study abroad students, he was prepared to teach them photography in a new country. What he wasn't prepared for, however, was the surge of creativity that would overtake him.

"In terms of photography - I haven't felt so creative in a long time," explained Navin. "Sometimes I was waking up at 3 a.m. for a nighttime shoot, or I'd be photographing my food during lunch. I was just always making photographs."

Selected photos of Navin's are featured below; more shots from his time in Japan will be featured in the Helen S. Smith Gallery Sept. 22 through Oct. 30.

    Study Abroad Japan: A photographer’s perspective

    Green River students have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan every fall quarter. Find out what it's like from a photography instructor's perspective.

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  • Charlee Sierra Ellingson

    Student artist of the month: Charlee Sierra Ellingson

    I want to inspire others, and motivate students to continue refining their artistic skills.

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  • Six college faculty members were recently granted tenure by the Green River Board of Trustees. Photo: CC BY 2.0 Abhi Sharma @Flickr.com.

    Faculty granted tenure

    Green River congratulates six college faculty members who were granted tenure by the Board of Trustees at their March 20 meeting.

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  • Green River faculty Avis Adams in front of Tokyo Station.

    Study Abroad Japan: A poet’s perspective

    Green River students have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan every fall quarter. Find out what it's like from a poet's perspective.

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  • Green River Community College recognizes outstanding leadership and service that students contribute to the GRCC community.

    Student Leadership and Service Awards for Commencement

    Each year at Commencement, Green River Community College recognizes outstanding leadership and service that students contribute to the GRCC community.

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  • Green River's IT program formed the eight-person cyberdefense team.

    Green River IT debuts in cyberdefense, sinks UW, blows out competition

    Green River’s IT program won third place overall in the 7th Annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

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  • Ana Cho has been awarded a joint Green River-George Mason University scholarship.

    Student receives scholarship to attend 2014 Conflict Resolution Education International Summit

    Green River student Ana Cho has been awarded a joint Green River-George Mason University scholarship

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  • Twelve students and two staff departed Green River for Alameda, California.

    From sunny California to Victoria, B.C.: spring break, Gator-style

    Students visited sunny California and Victoria B.C. in college-organized spring break trips.

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  • My first time in Shibuya standing next to the 109 building.

    Study Abroad Japan: A students perspective

    Green River students have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan every fall quarter. Find out what it's like from a student's perspective

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  • Counseling and Health services hosts workshops to help college students master necessary skills.

    Master college with these relevant workshops

    Between April 14 and April 18, Green River Counseling Services will present workshops on subjects that most college students wish they would have known when they started.

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  • Aviation instructor George Comollo and trustee Tom Campbell by Green River's display at the legislative open house.

    Aviation shines brightly at Legislative Open House in Olympia

    Green River’s Aviation Program was one of only eight chosen to present at the Legislative Open House event in Olympia.

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  • Follow these tips to injuries from lifting.

    April safety tip: lifting safety

    Proper lifting technique and appropriate planning is critical to back safety and preventing lifting injuries.

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  • Facilities built a temporary nursery to keep plants alive over the winter.

    Brand new buildings, same old trees April 8, 2014 Brand new buildings, same old trees

    Since the college was founded, Green River has taken great measures to save trees and plants from being destroyed along with the old buildings.

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  • Award recipient Kevin Hartoyo with Lt. Governor Brad Owen and President Ely.

    Green River students honored as members of the All Washington Academic Team

    Kevin Hartoyo and Xintong “Sara” Li were honored on Thursday, March 27 at South Puget Sound Community College as members of the All Washington Academic Team.

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