Editorial: A break with the past

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20th December, 2012
American musician Vincent Damon Furnier – otherwise known as Alice Cooper – was once asked about the greatest three minutes of his life. He supposedly replied that there were two: “One is Christmas morning, when you’re just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school, when you’re sitting there and it’s like a slow fuse burning.” Many young New Zealanders (and teachers) would undoubtedly agree. Cooper managed to distil the essence of that joy in his enduring rock anthem School’s Out, ...

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