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Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:57 am


Courtesy of FIRST Global
FIRST Globalís Team Afghanistan is composed of six young girls with a passion of STEM.

STEM education for all

Everyone deserves to have access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resources, programs and opportunities regardless of their race, religion or gender. This should go without saying, but a recent event has demonstrated that even today, politics can come between girls and STEM opportunities by preventing an all-girls team from Afghanistan from entering the United States for an international robotics competition.

A few reasons why not

Op/Ed »

Keeping it in the family?

The turnover in Trumpís staff over the past six months has left Americanís heads spinning. We have watched as Trump has fired staffer after staffer, replacing them as if they had no value. Most recently, Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director by forcing the former director, Sean Spicer, into resignation. From this tumultuous start to the presidency, it appears the White House is crumbling from the inside (Trumpís most trusted circle of advisors), outwards.

Busing around town

In an era of Uber, Lyft and many personal vehicles, cars contribute a lot to climate change. All of the carbon dioxide that cars emit damages the environment every time they are used. While some buses also emit the same amount of carbon dioxide, public transportation is a much greener option because many people are going to the same place, using the same vehicle, which decreases the carbon emissions would emit if they had gone separately.

Humor »

Trump selects a motley crew of cabinet members

President-elect Donald Trump has spent the first month after the election sorting out who will be the chief officers during his time in the Oval Office. Trump's selections have been so outlandish, that the next position could be filled by any one of the following infamous celebrity icons.

Are you game?

Most of the time, class is fun and engaging. But when you're just not feeling it, a much-needed break can pay dividends. If you're done with your assignment and looking to kill some time, here are some ideas for how you can turn a boring hour and a half into a fun one.

Poll »

Are you ready for summer vacation?
  • I was born ready.
  • It still feels so far away...
  • Of course I am!
  • Kind of... I'll miss school.
  • No! I love school!
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