Selfie named 2013 word of the year in dictionary

The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2013 was selfie.

“It doesn’t surprise me,” high school English teacher Marla Stark said. “I’m just sitting in class watching kids taking selfies of themselves.”

Near the end of 2013, many new words were added to both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Online Dictionary.

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Legalization efforts fire up in Kansas

Regulating medical marijuana

Alaska, Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Montana are expected to loosen their marijuana laws soon. photo courtesy of MCT Campus

Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana.

At 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, marijuana dispensaries opened up to the public in Colorado for all citizens. Colorado residents 21 and older can buy up to one ounce of weed at a time, and non-residents can purchase up to a quarter of an ounce at a time.

For Kansas, this means nothing. All marijuana is illegal in Kansas, and possession of any amount can land offenders in jail for a year with an additional $1000 fine. The only way Colorado’s law is affecting Kansas is that more marijuana is traveling across the border.

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