Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Scholarships for the Next Generation of Latinx Leaders Internships can be a great way to learn about your future career path, and to make important connections in your chosen field. But they are often unpaid, which can make it difficult for many qualified students to participate. These economic hardships can be even more challenging when […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Poet Makes History at Inauguration At last week’s inauguration ceremony, a young woman named Amanda Gorman caught the nation’s attention when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Gorman’s poem presented the challenges facing the country and the importance of moving forward together. It was an historic moment because the 22-year-old is the youngest […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Finalizing the 2020 Presidential Election On Monday, December 14 the members of the electoral college met in each of the 50 states and in the District of Columbia to officially cast their votes representing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Each of the state’s group of electors cast their votes in turn, starting with […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Biden’s Childcare Plan Did you go to private childcare when you were younger? Do you have younger siblings that attend daycare, summer camp, or some other care program that your parents pay for? If so, you are not alone. Many working parents rely on these services daily. But the expense of childcare makes it a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Reconsidering Facial Recognition Technology Imagine that you are accused by law enforcement of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine that the reason for your arrest is that you were misidentified by flawed facial recognition technology. Following the protests surrounding George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Democrats in Congress have been considering widespread police reform. One of […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

George Floyd’s Death Spurs Public Protests Last week, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man named George Floyd was killed by police officers. Floyd–who was unarmed–was handcuffed and made to lie face-down on the street while an officer named Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck. Bystander video of the incident shows Floyd begging for the officer to stop […]

No Free Money

No Free Money

Posted by on Jun 3, 2020 in Economics | No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown has been a disaster for many small businesses in the United States. To help address this problem, the federal government created the PPP, or Paycheck Protection Program. The first round of PPP money–$349 billion–was gone in just thirteen days. However, the second round–an additional $310 billion–still has about a […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Batterygate Were you an iPhone user before 2018? If so, did you find that your phone slowed down dramatically, or turned off unexpectedly? You’re not alone. Turns out, Apple deliberately slowed down the processors of iPhone6s, iPhone7, and the original iPhoneSE without notifying its customers that it was doing so. This slowing down is called […]