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Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Back to School? Whether you’re attending school remotely or in a hybrid in-person model, chances are this school year has been a different experience. It’s likely that even if you attend school in-person, your routine is different, and some events and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. You’re probably wondering when things ever will be back […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout You may have seen photos of people on social media receiving their coronavirus vaccine, often with the hashtag, #ThisIsOurShot. The vaccine is an exciting development in the battle to fight the coronavirus and return life to some kind of “normalcy.” Here in the U.S., the number of new cases–and deaths–is […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Current Events, World | No Comments

There’s no doubt that most Americans, as well as people around the world, are wishing for a return to “normal” life before the social distancing, mask requirements caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Now it seems like this possibility may be on the horizon because pharmaceutical companies are close to releasing vaccines to fight COVID-19. Here, […]

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

An Historic Election Last week’s election headlines were dominated by the election of a new U.S. president, Joe Biden, and the first woman and first woman of color to serve as vice president, Kamala Harris. But the 2020 election made history for other reasons as well. In Wisconsin, Francesca Hong won her race in the […]

A New COVID Wave

A New COVID Wave

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Current Events, World | No Comments

The news has been closely focused in the United States on the 2020 presidential election. But the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and in many places, rates of infection are higher than ever before. In fact, since July, the worldwide number of new daily cases has been roughly 200,000 per day. On September 28, […]

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court Last week, just days before the presidential election, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted the vote to advance Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate in […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaiians Face Widespread Unemployment and Few Solutions Hawaii has been hit harder than most other states by the economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because the islands are so heavily dependent on the tourism industry, which has ground nearly to a halt. While several states depend on tourism, Hawaii is unique because most […]

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Asian Americans Face Unemployment Crisis The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has significantly damaged the global economy. Asian Americans in the United States have experienced significant economic losses. Just one year ago, Asian Americans had the lowest unemployment rate of any racial demographic group. But now, their jobless rate has climbed from 2.8 percent to 10.7 percent, […]

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19 Early Friday morning, October 2, President Trump announced via Twitter that he and the First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. The president planned to quarantine in the White House for two weeks but over the weekend he spent time at […]

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Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Colonialism on Trial It’s a tricky issue: a museum in one country puts on exhibit artifacts from another culture. Museums make it possible for the world to see and appreciate these objects. Sometimes, these objects represent the difficult story of colonial histories when powerful nations claimed cultural items from the regions of the world they […]