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Stuff YOU Should Know

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

Glass Half Full or Half Empty? The world’s most used natural resource is water. Can you guess the second-most-used resource? It’s not coal or trees: it’s sand. Every year, the world uses fifty billion tons of silica sand. (That’s enough sand to build a wall more than 88 feet high and 88 feet wide around […]

YOU DECIDE: School Social Media Free Speech Case

YOU DECIDE: School Social Media Free Speech Case

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in Current Events, You Decide! | No Comments

As a student, what are you allowed to say–and not allowed to say–on social media? That’s the question at the heart of a recent Supreme Court ruling. A high school student from Pennsylvania is at the center of the case. She posted her frustration on Snapchat after not making the varsity cheerleading team. Here, btw […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Look for the Colosseum The Colosseum in Rome has been around since the first century. And now, it’s getting an update. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (because it was built during the Flavian dynasty), is the largest amphitheater in the world. It’s also one of the most famous landmarks anywhere, […]

Social Media and the 2020 Election

Social Media and the 2020 Election

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

The most recent story on Election Central sees how social media companies are pledging to label their content to help the public stay informed on correct election information. More and more Americans getting their news from social media rather than from traditional news outlets. Companies such as Twitter and Facebook must now take increased responsibility […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The FTC Cracks Down on Social Media Influencers

The FTC Cracks Down on Social Media Influencers

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in People and Culture | No Comments

Social media: it’s not just for sharing cute photos of your cat anymore. As a matter of fact, it has become a multi-billion-dollar-a-year advertising industry. The problem is, though, that the industry is largely unregulated. Now, the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC–the agency whose job it is to look out for consumers–has attempted to tighten […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Plant a Tree, Save a Life? We all know that trees are important, right? They remove carbon dioxide from the air, provide us with oxygen to breathe, and give us shade on hot summer days. Studies show that trees also provide us with health benefits by lowering our rates of stress and heart disease. But […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trade Standoff With China Continues Last year, Election Central brought you the story of the ongoing tariff standoff between China and the United States. (To recap: Trump, who feels that China has an unfair trade advantage over the U.S., has continually raised tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. China, in the meantime, […]