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Featured Article: Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy, c. 1950s
Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a British-American actress. Tandy appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV, receiving an Academy Award, four Tony Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. She was an acclaimed stage actress, excelling in both classical and popular productions on the London stage, including various Shakespearean roles, and then became famous for playing Blanche DuBois in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1948). At the age of 80, she became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989).

Popular Article: Fraternity and sorority

Keychain of Phi Beta Kappa Society (ΦΒΚ), the oldest college fraternity in the United States
The term fraternity, often colloquially shortened to "frat," generally refers to all-male or mixed-sex student organizations at a college or university; the female-only equivalent is usually called a sorority, a word first used in 1874 at Gamma Phi Beta at Syracuse University. Fraternities and sororities often use the Greek alphabet to depict their name. There are usually various initiation rituals for new member before he or she is accepted into the organization and entitled to the benefits that come with that particular fraternity or sorority. These can include a close knit group of friends, access to on campus parties, job placements after school with fraternity or sorority alumnus, and residing in the chapter house—housing usually given to them by the college or university.

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Chile is situated within the Pacific Ring of Fire and has many active volcanos and has suffered many severe earthquakes (source: Chile)