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Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions
Nov 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Turkey and Traditions

Americans love turkey on Thanksgiving, and it’s only fitting that the president pay homage to one of the countries dearest traditions. Just look at some of these turkey facts through American history. One of the country’s founding fathers Benjamin Franklin had proposed the turkey as the United States’ national bird, instead of the bald eagle. […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 18, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

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
Nov 17, 2022

Florida’s Wildlife After Hurricane Ian

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
Nov 11, 2022

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

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 10, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

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
Nov 4, 2022

Disabilities and Citizenship

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Nov 3, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

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 […]

Stuff YOU Should Know
Oct 28, 2022

Stuff YOU Should Know

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?
Oct 27, 2022

YOU DECIDE: Should Community College Be Free?

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?
Oct 21, 2022

Who is Megan Piphus Peace?

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 […]