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Star Wars Kid Returns, Without His Lightsaber

Ghyslain Raza 'Star Wars Kid'
He's back. Believe it or not, it's been a full eight years since we last saw Ghyslain Raza -- or, as he's more commonly known, the 'Star Wars Kid.' But now, according to Motherboard, Raza has returned to public life -- although the road back has been far from easy.

Shortly after he ascended to the zenith of the Internet on the strength of the lightsaber swordplay video he made as a chubby teen, Raza fell prey to an onslaught of ridicule from his peers. The bullying was so severe, in fact, that the teenager was forced to drop out of his Quebec high school and enter a psychiatric ward for children. Now, though, he's reemerged in his early 20s, and is currently acting as the president of the Patrimoine Trois-Rivières, a cultural preservation society based in his hometown, while working toward a law degree at McGill University [Ed. Note: Editor Leila Brillson is thrilled to have such an alumnus from her college]. He may have suffered worse cyberbullying than we could ever imagine, but it's good to know that he's recovered, and that he's returned to public life -- even without his trusty blade. [From: Motherboard, via: HuffPo]

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