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“The Pandemic is Winding Down” but not According to China

May 24, 2022

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Since January of 2022, citizens of China have been forced to live under atrocious conditions. China’s zero-COVID policies have caused whole buildings to be put under lockdown where citizens are essentially prisoners struggling to obtain food and medicine. While most countries are removing mask and distance mandates, finally getting a break from the pandemic, China […]

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Women’s History Month

April 21, 2022

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March is Women’s History Month and was created to recognize women’s achievements throughout history. Women’s History Month celebrates women who contributed to important historical events and the continued contributions they make to our society, well-being, science, and technological advances. Many of the contributions made by women have a lasting impact in modern life today, with […]

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: The History Behind It

April 12, 2022

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In this image, the Russian flag is on the left, and the Ukrainian flag is on the right. On February 24th, 2022, Russian President, Vladimir Putin announced, “a special military operation,” to invade their southern neighboring country Ukraine, which took the world by storm. Most were not aware of the history behind this conflict and […]

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Ryan Hart: A Real Life Rags to Riches Story

April 4, 2022

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Dirt poor, picking pence off the streets, the eventual fighting game legend: all of these describe Ryan Hart’s childhood in the 1980s. Ryan Hart is an English competitive fighting game player known for his accomplishments in fighting games and his protagonist-like background. Ryan Hart is a competitor in the game Street Fighter V and holds […]

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Basking in Trash

February 23, 2022

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Littering is a continuing problem across the globe. The consequence of our uncleanliness is our trash is piled into islands of garbage. __________________________________________________________ Liliana Chavez is a 9th-grade scholar writing for the ASK Academy newspaper, The ASK Catalyst.  Email:  lchavez@theaskacademy.org 

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Is Space Exploration a Waste of Time?

February 15, 2022

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Governments, scientists, and corporations believe space research is our future, however, as they pump more money and resources into space exploration this gets questioned more and more. Many don’t see it helping current problems, such as technology, healthcare, and the economy. Will space exploration help us in the future or is it a distraction from […]

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Climate Change Rains Down

February 14, 2022

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Over the last 50 years, millions of people from around the world have been affected by the increase in natural disasters. The United States being the second most economically affected by natural disasters. Causing many communities to become homeless and destitute because of severe storm damage and little access to water from intense droughts. Little […]

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