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Scientists Find Out What Staring at a Smartphone Does to a Kid’s Brain

Scientists Find Out What Staring at a Smartphone Does to a Kid’s Brain

Neetu Chandak | Contributor The first wave of data from a National Institute of Health (NIH) study found kids exposed to screens — like those on smartphones and tablets — for more than two hours a day had lower scores on thinking and language tests. Brain scans of nine- and ten-year-olds also showed early thinning […]

California Nuns Accused of Embezzling as Much as $500K From Catholic School for Gambling

California Nuns Accused of Embezzling as Much as $500K From Catholic School for Gambling

Neetu Chandak | Contributor   Two nuns are accused of embezzling as much as $500,000 from a California Catholic school for gambling and travel expenses. St. James Catholic School’s former principal Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and former teacher Sister Lana Chang allegedly stole the money over a period of at least a decade. The $500,000 is the possible amount […]

College Library Prepares for Thanksgiving by Sharing Guideline on ‘Decolonizing’ the Holiday

College Library Prepares for Thanksgiving by Sharing Guideline on ‘Decolonizing’ the Holiday

Neetu Chandak | Contributor A Massachusetts college library is preparing for Thanksgiving by sharing a guideline on “decolonizing” the holiday on their social media. McQuade Library at Merrimack College posted an article by St. Mary University professor Lindsey Passenger Wieck titled “Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools” on its Facebook page Monday. […]

Korean War Veteran Earns High School Diploma

Korean War Veteran Earns High School Diploma

Neetu Chandak | Contributor   A Korean War veteran earned his high school diploma 67 years later on Friday during a Veterans Day ceremony in Indiana. “This is something I never expected to get,” Bill Grimes Jr. told the Richmond-Palladium Item. Grimes’s diploma indicates he is part of the Class of 1951. He left Richmond High […]

Poll | Nearly 60 Percent of Millennials Are Not Familiar with their Congressional District Candidates for Midterms

Poll | Nearly 60 Percent of Millennials Are Not Familiar with their Congressional District Candidates for Midterms

Neetu Chandak | Contributor A majority of millennials between ages 18 and 34 were not familiar with candidates running in their congressional district for the upcoming midterms, according to a poll released Wednesday. NBC News/GenForward at the University of Chicago survey conducted between Sept. 21 and Oct. 6 found 59 percent of millennials were not familiar […]

Kindergartner Allowed to Use Cannabis-Based Medicine in School to Treat Seizures

Kindergartner Allowed to Use Cannabis-Based Medicine in School to Treat Seizures

Neetu Chandak | Contributor A California judge ruled that a kindergartner can use a cannabis-based medicine in her school. Brooke Adams suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. The judge previously gave a temporary order to let Adams to attend school while allowing a school nurse to administer the cannabis-based medicine. A […]

San Francisco is Removing Statue that Shows Founding of California Over Racism Concerns

San Francisco is Removing Statue that Shows Founding of California Over Racism Concerns

Neetu Chandak | Contributor The San Francisco Board of Appeals unanimously voted Wednesday to remove a statue that showed the founding of California over racism concerns. Some American Indian activists found the “Early Days” statue degrading and racist as it showed an American Indian at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and a Catholic missionary. […]

On the Labor Day Commute Home Be Careful Where You Fill Up, Warns Secret Service

On the Labor Day Commute Home Be Careful Where You Fill Up, Warns Secret Service

Neetu Chandak | Contributor The U.S. Secret Service is attempting to take down those who attempt to steal credit card information at gas stations in a nationwide initiative targeting skimming, which will span 17 states over Labor Day weekend. Credit card skimming is the act of electronically stealing encoded information on credit cards, which is […]

Judge Says Government Does Not Have to Accept New DACA Requests

Judge Says Government Does Not Have to Accept New DACA Requests

Neetu Chandak | Contributor   U.S. District Judge John Bates said the government does not have to accept new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests, on Friday, going back on his initial order from Aug. 3. Illegal immigrants who were brought over as children, known as “Dreamers,” can renew their DACA applications, but no […]

Border Wall Construction Progresses in New Mexico

Border Wall Construction Progresses in New Mexico

Neetu Chandak | Contributor   New Mexico is progressing on its 20-mile border wall construction west of Santa Teresa, replacing old posts and rail barriers as part of President Donald Trump’s initiative to halt illegal immigration and drug trafficking. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said more than 8,100 panels stretching over 11 miles were […]

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