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Posted on Nov 18, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Archaeological Discoveries in Egypt King Tutankhamun was a pharaoh who ruled Egypt for ten years, until his death in 1324 B.C.E. at the age of nineteen. In 1922, British archaeologists opened his tomb and found a wealth of treasures and artifacts. The study of these artifacts taught the modern world a great deal about ancient […]

Florida’s Wildlife After Hurricane Ian

Florida’s Wildlife After Hurricane Ian

Posted on Nov 17, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm generated devastating winds and ferocious surges of ocean water. About 130 people were killed, thousands were left in need of rescue, many thousands more had no shelter, and millions had no electricity. But humans weren’t the only […]

Disposing of Your Pumpkin . . . the Earth-Friendly Way

Disposing of Your Pumpkin . . . the Earth-Friendly Way

Posted on Nov 11, 2022 in Top Stories | No Comments

Halloween is over, so it’s time to get rid of your jack-o-lantern. But don’t toss it into the trash! Every year, Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on pumpkins, just to throw them out after Halloween. You might think that the gourds break down naturally in landfills, but they don’t. There isn’t enough oxygen […]

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

Brazil’s Election Upset On October 30, 2022, the people of Brazil voted in a new president: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. “Lula,” as da Silva is widely known, beat out incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro by a narrow margin: 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent. Bolsonaro is a far-right populist who is known for his pro-business policies. […]

Disabilities and Citizenship

Disabilities and Citizenship

Posted on Nov 4, 2022 in Government, People and Culture | No Comments

Do you know what it takes for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen? Applying for citizenship is a rigorous ten-step process that includes filling out forms, paying fees, participating in interviews, taking an English test and a civics test, and more. People with disabilities face unique challenges when applying for U.S. citizenship. Now, the […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Nov 3, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Remembering the Women of Silent Film You may know that films used to be silent. Maybe you have even seen a clip of a silent film. But did you know that most silent films have been lost over time, destroyed by decay, fire, and other hazards? The ones that survive reveal only a limited picture […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted on Oct 28, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

First Asian American to Appear on U.S. Currency The American Women Quarters program, which started in 2022, is a four-year program in which the U.S. Mint will issue quarters honoring important American women. Each year will feature five different women. The women are shown on the reverse (“tails”) side of the quarter, while the obverse […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Community College Be Free?

YOU DECIDE: Should Community College Be Free?

Posted on Oct 27, 2022 in You Decide! | No Comments

Have you thought about your plans following high school graduation? Community colleges are a great option for many students. They are often closer to home and less expensive than traditional four-year universities. Many community colleges offer flexible hours for students who choose to work or raise a family at the same time.   Presidents Obama and […]

Who is Megan Piphus Peace?

Who is Megan Piphus Peace?

Posted on Oct 21, 2022 in People and Culture | No Comments

The well-known American children’s show Sesame Street has been a part of television history since 1969. It is broadcast in more than 150 countries. It has also won 142 Emmy awards–more than any other show in television history. Sesame Street has always prided itself on breaking down barriers during its more than fifty-year run, but […]

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Posted on Oct 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chicago Museum Highlights Native American Stories Chicago’s Field Museum opened in 1894 and contains nearly forty million natural artifacts and specimens. Its goal is to connect visitors to the natural world and to the human story. Recently, its Native North America Hall has undergone a makeover. When the original hall was created in the 1950s, […]

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