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Posted by on Apr 22, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Winds of Change Depending on where you live or travel in the United States, you’ve probably seen tall, windmill-like structures dotting the horizon. These wind turbines use the wind’s renewable energy to generate electricity. But how much energy do they actually produce? In general, natural gas is still the number-one source of electricity generation in […]

NFL to Hire More Diverse Coaches

NFL to Hire More Diverse Coaches

Posted by on Apr 7, 2022 in United States | No Comments

Lately, more and more attention has been paid to achieving equity in women’s and men’s sports. In February 2022, the U.S. national women’s soccer team settled their equal pay lawsuit and received $22 million in back pay. In March 2022, the antiperspirant company Degree launched a nationwide promotion to encourage awareness of the NCAA Women’s […]

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

Fake Snow at the Winter Olympics The Winter Olympics has been affected by climate change. In fact, all the downhill skiing events this year have taken place on fake snow. That’s because, despite the freezing temperatures in Beijing, very little snow has fallen. The Winter Games have used artificial snow for several years, but this […]

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Posted by on Feb 10, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Vaccines for Kids Under Five Children under five years old are still ineligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This impacts a wide range of people, especially parents and caregivers. For example, parents of a young child might be fully vaccinated themselves, but still feel uncomfortable returning to work in person because they don’t want to […]

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s? The news is full of stories about the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is another vaccine being tested that could make just as big a difference in the lives of many Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and kills more than 120,000 Americans per year. An estimated six […]

The NFL and the Anthem

The NFL and the Anthem

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]

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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, […]

A New Name for Cleveland Baseball

A New Name for Cleveland Baseball

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

In recent years, the names and mascots of several professional sports teams have received criticism for their racist overtones. Now, one team–the Cleveland Indians–is doing something about it. Starting in the 2022 season, the Cleveland Indians will now be known as the Cleveland Guardians. This follows the change the team already made in 2018 when […]

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Florida Condominium Collapses On June 24, 2021, a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed in the middle of the night. Champlain Towers South stood for nearly forty years along the waterfront. The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined. It has been reported that in 2019 five members of the  Champlain Towers […]

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Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

#StopAsianHate The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in the United States. But each group has had its own experiences. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have faced the job losses and economic hardships that many Americans have felt, and also were the target in a rise in anti-Asian racism. Former president Trump’s insistence on calling […]