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The First Lady’s Addresses The World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar.

  This past week, our First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Jordan and to Doha, the capital of Qatar, where she spoke at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). Here, she addressed an audience of 2000 education leaders from 120 countries from the region and around the world.  The First Lady discussed girl’s education globally, as well as her Let Girls Learn initiative at WISE, a Summit that works to find ways to improve education worldwide,

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Gender Bias For Women In STEM

What do the names Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and most well-known inventors have in common? Other than the fact that they all made major contributions that changed the way we live, they are all male. I have noticed that all throughout high school I was taught about these scientists and inventors who changed the world yet I can’t remember one instance in which I was taught about the women who did the same. The gender

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Is Socialism Good for America?

With the upcoming election, a lot of people are asking themselves, “What is socialism?” Socialism is like if communism and capitalism had a baby. It is a lesser form of communism where it allows some free market trade but not so much that fortune 500 corporations can take advantage of workers. Socialism tries to implement complete and total equality for everyone regardless of race, gender, religion, and economic class. Even though many may say America is socialist enough, America is

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Prison Reform: The War on Drugs

  Over the summer, President Obama became the first sitting United States president to ever visit a federal prison. This is shocking considering there is roughly 2.4 million people incarcerated in the U.S. With such staggering numbers you would think that prison reform would be something everyone should care about. The sad truth is that a lot of people tend to not care about our prison system. Why should we care about the people who

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School Shootings: An Epidemic of The 21st Century

October 1, 2015. Umpqua Community College, Oregon. 10 killed, 7 injured. Eight days later, Northern Arizona University. 1 killed, 3 injured. Two school shootings over the course of 1-2 weeks, with a total of 11 lives lost, and 10 lives who will be completely altered, with a horrific memory forever embedded into their minds. School shootings, a topic that was never once thought about, is now sweeping the nation. As a high school student, many

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A Recap of Last Night’s Democratic Debate

Last night was the first Democratic debate between the five top possible candidates; Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb. The debate was on CNN and the moderator was Anderson Cooper. The debate covered multiple different topics and all of the candidates had ideas that were not the same. This means that it is very important to look into each candidate and find out which one matches your policies the best!

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Inspired To Hate

Written by Mariale Briceño The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” Different states define hate crimes in diverse ways, but in general, all states use this definition as a general and basic guide: a hate crime is a crime that involves threats, harassment

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If You’re Considering Voting Blue, This Is Who’s Who

Written by Maci Hill Senators, business executives, doctors, governors, and even a former First Lady are just some of the candidates who make up this year’s wide, varied presidential playing field, all having different priorities and levels of experience in government. With such a multitude of candidates already vying for the White House so early on in the campaign season, choosing the best possible person to vote for can seem almost dizzying, especially for first-time

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