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Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing Afghanistan for other countries, including the United States.  Airbnb, an American rental company, is helping address this emergency by providing free housing for 20,000 refugees. The refugees will be housed (temporarily) in the same properties you would find if you were searching […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 2, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved Although Americans have been receiving COVID vaccinations since early Spring, it was only last week that the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the urgency of the pandemic, the FDA granted emergency use authorization. It is important to know, however, that the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 26, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan As the United States and its allies pull their troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban has swept across the nation, swiftly overtaking cities. The situation has been devastating for civilians, especially for women, who fear that Taliban rule will bring an end to their human rights. More than 2.9 million Afghans have […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California School Vaccination Requirement As schools start again across the United States, school districts are deciding how to keep students and staff safe during the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases. While several districts across the country have mandated mask wearing, the state of California has taken precautions a step further. Beginning October 15, 2021, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Boy Scouts Rescue Drowning Woman On June 25, 2021, a heavy storm dropped at least six inches of rain on the city of Columbia, Missouri. The city’s creeks overflowed, and there was widespread flooding. Jay Dix Station Park was deeply submerged under six to seven feet of water. Two local boys–Dominic Viet, 15, and Joseph […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Ida B. Wells Monument Unveiled in Chicago Ida B. Wells was an enslaved person who later became a newspaper editor and civil rights activist in Memphis, Tennessee. As a journalist, she travelled the South in a crusade against lynching. Wells published the stories she heard in her newspaper, The Memphis Free Speech and Headlight. She […]

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Tokyo Olympics: Full Speed Ahead?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

After cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games last year, the event’s organizers are ready to go forward with in-person competition in Japan this year. The Games will take place from Friday, July 23, 2021, until Sunday, August 8, 2021. But is it too soon to hold such a large international event? Here, btw takes a […]

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Posted by on May 26, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

AAPI Film Industry Successes This year Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) made a great impact in the American film industry with an impressive slate of recent achievements, recognitions, and honors. Chloe Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” originally made headlines for being  the second female director–and the first woman of color–to win the Academy Award […]

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post tells you about President Biden’s desire to loosen vaccine patents and why that is a difficult situation. As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily available in the United States and many other wealthy countries. […]

India and COVID-19

India and COVID-19

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Current Events, World | No Comments

We receive daily updates about the state of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States: the number of new cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and now, the number of vaccinations received. As we move into the warmer months, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has begun lifting some of its restrictions about masks and social distancing while […]