YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last Tuesday, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But now that they hold a majority of seats, how should they focus their efforts and newfound momentum? According to some Democrats, the priority should be stopping Trump’s agenda. Others, however, feel that efforts would be better spent […]

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In June, the president announced that he wanted to establish a “Space Force,” or a military presence in outer space. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence laid out some details of what the administration would like the Space Force–otherwise known as United States Space Command–to look like. According to this plan, Space Force would start […]

YOU DECIDE: No More Swimsuit Competition?

YOU DECIDE: No More Swimsuit Competition?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Earlier this month, the Miss American Organization announced that it will be ending its controversial swimsuit competition beginning in September. The Miss America pageant began 97 years ago as “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl” contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The goal was to keep tourists coming to Atlantic City after Labor Day. But since […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Video Games Be Used to Teach History?

YOU DECIDE: Should Video Games Be Used to Teach History?

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

It’s no surprise that teenagers like video games. But can they actually use gaming to learn? One gaming company, Ubisoft, has long used historical backdrops for its Assassin’s Creed series. Now, however, they’ve taken the link between gaming and history a step further. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set in Ptolemaic Egypt. When played in “Discovery […]

YOU DECIDE–Safety-First Playgrounds?

YOU DECIDE–Safety-First Playgrounds?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

When your parents were growing up, it’s likely that when they went to the playground, they played on asphalt, jungle gyms, merry-go-rounds, high monkey bars, and tall metal slides. But the playgrounds of that generation look very different than the playgrounds of today. In the past 20 or 30 years, there has been a movement […]

YOU DECIDE: Guaranteed Basic Income

YOU DECIDE: Guaranteed Basic Income

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

The city of Stockton, California is trying a new program to help out some of its poorest residents. It’s called Guaranteed Basic Income, or GBI. Stockton will be the first U.S. city to try it. Here’s how it works: a few dozen of the poorest households in Stockton will receive a check for $500 each […]

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

You Decide: Space Mission to the Moon

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In December, President Trump announced his administration’s plans to send American astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. The directive, called Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), was signed on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17’s landing on the moon on December 13, 1972. In his speech, Trump said that the goal […]

You Decide–The NFL Anthem Protests

You Decide–The NFL Anthem Protests

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Should NFL Players Be Allowed to Protest the National Anthem? Last August, Colin Kaepernick–then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers–remained seated during the national anthem performance that precedes each National Football League game. Later in the season, Kaepernick began to kneel silently during the anthem. When asked about his actions, Kaepernick explained that he […]

You Decide: Mastery Learning

You Decide: Mastery Learning

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

By now, most schools around the country are back in session after summer break. Are you feeling excited or are you worried about the school year to come? What if you didn’t have to worry about grades and could learn all of the material at your own pace? How would that change your feelings about education? […]

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

You Decide: Cell Phone Towers at Schools

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in You Decide! | No Comments

Turns out, bake sales just aren’t cutting it anymore. As many school districts around the country face budget and funding cuts, many are struggling to make ends meet. In a lot of places, this means looking for alternative sources of revenue generation. Recently, some districts have made deals with telecom companies, allowing them to build […]