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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 Chloe Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” originally made headlines for being  the second female director–and the first woman of color–to win the Academy Award […]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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Biden Calls Killing of Armenians Genocide Over one hundred years ago, about 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Now, for the first time, an American president has officially recognized this tragedy as a genocide. President Biden made a statement on April 24, 2021, on the 106th anniversary […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Out of the three readily available American COVID-19 vaccines–Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson–the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires just one shot, rather than two. Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended that distribution of the Johnson & Johnson […]

America Gets Vaccinated

America Gets Vaccinated

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

One of President Biden’s highest priorities from his first days in the White House was accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations. He wanted to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first hundred days in office. How is that goal coming along? Will Biden Meet His Goal? President Biden’s initial goal of 100 million vaccinations by May 1was achieved […]

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post reports on passage of the latest legislative effort to fight COVID-19 and help improve the weakened economy. Many American families are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID legislation passed by the federal government in 2020 included: direct financial relief payments to workers and families the Paycheck […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Biden Creates White House Gender Policy Council March is Women’s History Month, so there’s no better time for President Biden to establish the new White House Gender Policy Council. On March 8, which was International Women’s Day, President Biden passed an executive order to create the new council. Many advocates say that the issue of […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Israel’s Mystery Oil Spill Israel is undergoing a massive cleanup effort after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea polluted the country’s beaches and coasts with tar. This oil spill is Israel’s biggest ecological disaster in history. But the strange part is that no one quite knows how the tar got there. Israeli authorities suspect […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]