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Becoming a U.S. citizen

If you were born in the U.S. you are granted to be an American citizen in which it’s called birthright citizenship. For those who were not born in the U.S. and want to become an American citizen, they will have to work hard for it. The U.S. has a history of welcoming people from all around the world in which […]

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Earth Day

The first year that started Earth Day was in 1970 because of the massive oil spill that happened in 1969. Wisconsin’s Senator was inspired by the protest of some students about anti-war. He has organized a day where students were taught and informed about the environmental issues. The day that he chose for this was April 22 because it falls […]

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Life in prison without parole

Cedric Rue was only 16 years old when he had committed a crime that caused him to go to prison for life. He had been having trouble with drugs and alcohol and had killed a 41 year old man with his friend when they went camping. He was then sentenced to life in prison without parole as well as his […]

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Problem of Online Returns

Over time there have been millions of people buying things online. Americans in 2020 had spent over $813 billion online being an increase of 42 percent over 2019. It was expected that 1 trillion dollars would be spent this year making it the first time but there have been many purchases getting sent back. There is an average of 25 […]

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Discovery of Prehistoric Flowers

Scientists have recently found a new species of prehistoric flowers. These flowers were preserved in amber, the same thing that was used in the movie Jurassic Park. With these flowers scientists have been able to see how plants have evolved over time. It is really hard to find these plants because most of them don’t last long or they are […]

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The Problem of Overdose

In the article, “The Opioid Crisis,” by Patricia Smith I have learned that there have been many deaths from overdosing. In a 12 month period there have been over 100,000 people who have died from overdosing. These numbers have been increasing significantly over the past years doubling since 2015. There have been more Americans who have been dying from overdosing […]

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Staying Safe during Halloween

In the article, “COVID Trick-or-Treating Safely” I learned that trick-or-treating is pretty much safe now because there are more people getting vaccinated. Although there are still many children under the age of 12 that have not got vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that it is still safe for these children. It is still recommended that all of this happens […]

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Food Advertisements

Eight teenagers had gone to a restaurant and were given a menu of 50 different items to choose from with an envelope. This was part of a filmed social experiment and they were asked to order one item.  After they each ordered the same thing, “triple dipped chicken,” they opened the envelope with these words written on them. The producer […]

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Decision on whether college athletes should get paid or not.

In the article, “Should College Athletes Be Paid.” by Bob Williams I learned that these colleges make a lot of money for their sports especially for football and basketball. These athletes tend to get less education because of the amount of practice they get. This makes them have to change their classes or choose classes that are not at the […]

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Approval of Pfizer Vaccine

In the article, “Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved,” I learned that the Pfizer vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID. It is now important that everyone gets this vaccine for their own safety. Because the vaccine is now approved, this could change many people’s thinking of the vaccine and make them more convinced that they should get it. […]

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Remembrance of 9/11

In the article, “Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later” I learned that there was an attack towards the U.S. On this day, September 11, 2001 4 planes were hijacked by 14 members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda. This resulted in 2 planes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade center. One of the other planes had crashed into the […]

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Afghanistan and its War

In the article, “Stuff YOU Should Know” The Taliban has been taking over cities in Afghanistan after the United states and its allies pulled their troops. Women fear the Taliban because they believe that they won’t be able to have human rights. About 2.9 million people have fled their homes since 2020. There have been many children that had suffered […]

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