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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Changes for Baltimore Police Department In 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man, was arrested by police in Baltimore, Maryland. During his arrest, he sustained a severe spinal cord injury and died while in custody. Six officers were charged in Gray’s death, yet none were convicted, setting off a widespread wave of protests and […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Bathroom Bill? Last Thursday, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the filing of a new bill that would require people in government buildings and public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to the biological sex assigned to them on their birth certificates, rather than to their gender identity. The proposed “bathroom bill” is […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

John Glenn Dies at Age 95 John Glenn, one of the seven original American astronauts and the first American to orbit the earth, died on Thursday at Ohio State University hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95 years old. Glenn made his famous space flight in 1962, during which he orbited the earth three times […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Settles Lawsuits Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle three civil fraud lawsuits filed against himself and against Trump University, his now-defunct real estate training program. The settlement came ten days before jury selection was set to begin and marks a reversal for Trump, who has previously claimed that he […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Food Prices are Falling Grocery prices have been falling for eight straight months, the longest streak of falling food prices in the U.S. since the 1960s: bad news for grocery stores, good news for consumers. On average, egg and cheese prices have dropped 50 percent in the last year. Other staples, such as […]

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Stuff YOU Should Know: Election Edition

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Protests Rock U.S. Cities In the wake of last Tuesday’s presidential election, protests have occurred around the United States as thousands of people voice their anger about the election results. Throughout the country, protesters have expressed their outrage with Donald Trump’s stand on women, minorities, immigrants, and Muslims during his campaign. Outside Trump Tower in New […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cubs Win! Last Wednesday night, in a game that lasted ten innings, included a rain delay, and dragged on until early Thursday morning, the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the seventh and final game of the World Series, becoming the new World Series champions. The victory was especially important for Chicago fans […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Bilingual Education Returning to California In 1998, 61 percent of California voters passed Proposition 227, which limited bilingual education in California schools by requiring parents to sign a waiver if they wanted their child to participate in a bilingual program. Next month, however, bilingual education will be back on the ballot again. If Proposition 58 passes, […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Too Much Milk? You’ve probably grown up hearing that milk “does a body good.” However, researchers have discovered that drinking too much milk can actually be harmful to children’s bodies. Cow’s milk is an inexpensive and plentiful source of essential nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium, and vitamin D. A one-cup serving of dairy milk […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch Nathan Copeland, who is 30 years old and has been paralyzed for the last 12 years, has just become the first person to feel the sense of touch in a prosthetic limb. For many years, the technology has existed to allow people to control robotic arms using just their […]