Tag Archives: Stories

The importance of truth in a time of uncertainty

What it means to navigate a “post-truth” world “What is a woman?” “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.”    This is the scene that played out between Senator Marsha Blackburn and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson’s response — “I don’t know, I’m not a biologist.” — …

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Criminal trial exposes larger problem of human trafficking

Human trafficking and its global impact 50% of US trafficking victims are girls under the age of 18 Girls as young as 5 are trafficked into sexual slavery — sometimes sold by their own economically-vulnerable mothers and fathers According to The International Labour Organization, there are approximately 40.3 million victims …

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China: the rise & power of Xi Jinping

As Xi Jinping’s influence grows, China is elevated to a whole new political and economic stage “There have been a lot of changes in China since I grew up there as a kid,” said Jing Li, Chinese teacher. “The home, food, entertainment, and consumerism have changed the most.” Throughout the …

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Are sustainable cars truly sustainable?

The complicated effects of electric cars on the environment Tesla’s high-powered, lithium battery cells are seemingly a feat of engineering. In a compact 46 by 80 mm cylinder, electrons propel the increasingly popular vehicles up to 300 miles with a single charge—all while releasing zero tailpipe emissions. But, what does …

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News of the weird

From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …

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Patriotism: what does it mean to “love one’s country”?

Debating ‘patriotism’ in a changing America Across the country hundreds of thousands of students marched in the 1960s, taking the streets to protest various figures: the draft, President Johnson, President Nixon, and the Pentagon. Nevertheless, they were all standing in solidarity against one common target: America’s role in the Vietnam …

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Winter is Coming and so is COVID

What is the COVID plan for teachers Now that winter has closed in, we have been met with a new wave of COVID-19 cases as well as 5 weeks of school wide quarantine. This is of course not ideal for teachers or students but there might be a silver lining. …

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From Baby Ducks to Toilet Paper: Stress Spending in a Pandemic

How COVID-19 has sparked a wave of impulse buying and hoarding “Quack!” Said Poppy and Mei Mei, senior Lily McClelland’s two baby ducks, as they waddled around a pen near the dining room table of her Edina home.  McClelland had brought up the idea of buying and raising baby ducks …

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Music and Quarantine

Creating, recording and listening to music over quarantine The silver stars of First Avenue were illuminated only by city lights as the bright bulbs above were turned out for the night. Little did Minneapolis know at the time, but this would be the last day music would be played for …

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Discovering new stories

Discovering new stories This year’s CFE theme puts focus on listening to others Pitter-patters and stomps from shoes echo throughout the gym as the little kids zoom around. Their laughs are roaring and their smiles are beaming as Anna Noble and her peers chase them around the gym at Baby’s …

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