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Posted by on Mar 8, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Lakota Petitions Scottish Museum for Return of Artifacts In December1890, a group of U.S. Army soldiers killed hundreds of Native Americans at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The Lakota were participating in a spiritual ritual called a Ghost Dance. The U.S. soldiers were involved in the U.S. government effort to move Native Americans onto reservation lands […]

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Georgia Proclaims February 23 Ahmaud Arbery Day On February 23, 2020, an African American man named Ahmaud Arbery was jogging in a residential area in Georgia when he was pursued, confronted, and fatally shot by three armed white men: Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan. On February 22, 2022–almost two years exactly from […]

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaii May Lift Travel Restrictions Soon As COVID infection rates and new case counts decline across the country, many states and communities are relaxing restrictions. Mask mandates, social distancing rules, and travel restrictions are being removed. Hawaii has some of the strictest travel restrictions in the country, but it may be dropping these rules by […]

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Fake Snow at the Winter Olympics The Winter Olympics has been affected by climate change. In fact, all the downhill skiing events this year have taken place on fake snow. That’s because, despite the freezing temperatures in Beijing, very little snow has fallen. The Winter Games have used artificial snow for several years, but this […]

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Vaccines for Kids Under Five Children under five years old are still ineligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This impacts a wide range of people, especially parents and caregivers. For example, parents of a young child might be fully vaccinated themselves, but still feel uncomfortable returning to work in person because they don’t want to […]

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

England Relaxes COVID Restrictions British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been facing a lot of COVID-related criticism lately. Members of his own Conservative party are unhappy because they would like for him to remove COVID restrictions and return to “normal” life. Meanwhile, other members of the government are angry at Johnson for hosting large parties […]

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ancient Canoe Found in Wisconsin Last summer, a recreational scuba diver in southern Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota made an interesting discovery. The diver found a wooden dugout canoe, thought to be about 1,200 years old. The canoe was discovered by Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist. She was riding an underwater scooter in Lake Mendota with a […]

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Amanda Gorman’s Historic Debut Did you watch President Biden’s inauguration in January 2021? If so, you probably remember that it was rather unusual: because of the pandemic, there were no crowds, limited celebrations, and very few people attending. But do you also remember Amanda Gorman? She was the inaugural poet who read a poem called […]