February 23, 2022

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Basking in Trash

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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February 16, 2022

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The AIDS Quilt Sewed The Country Back Together

By: Liliana Chavez On October 11, 1987, the AIDS Quilt was displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington DC. The Quilt, first conceived in 1985 by Cleve Jones, a gay rights activist in San Francisco, is an active memorial for the millions of people who have suffered and died of AIDS-related […]

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February 15, 2022

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‘Redlining’: The Term Many Are Unaware Of

Government maps were found to have areas where African American residents lived outlined in red. According to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), properties that were “redlined” were considered risky investments. The FHA, a government organization that is responsible for insuring mortgage loans, was established in 1934. This organization started promoting segregation efforts by refusing to […]

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February 15, 2022

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Is Space Exploration a Waste of Time?

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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February 15, 2022

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The Price of the Pandemic

Within the last few months the pandemic has worsened and the price of masks has gone up. The Omicron variant has rendered cloth masks less effective. Businesses have taken advantage of the new demand by gouging the price of more effective masks since the very beginning of the pandemic. While the problem is mainly in […]

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February 14, 2022

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Climate Change Rains Down

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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February 14, 2022

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The People’s Princess

By: Charlotte Salazar Diana Francis Spencer was a woman of compassion and love, who, while married into the royal family and after, determinedly provided change within her power. She was born July 1st, 1961, and grew up in a family close to the crown. She had many hobbies such as swimming, skiing, and dancing. She […]

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November 28, 2021

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The Biden Administration’s Current Connection To DACA

      On September 27th, 2021, information from the Biden Administration was released, stating that plans were being processed to recreate policies/criteria for one of the main immigration programs worldwide. First, what is DACA? The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was made for children who were illegally brought to the US by their parents and allows […]

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November 18, 2021

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How One Man’s Vision Shaped the October Sky

By: Gavin Lujan This fall, the Balloon Fiesta kicked off on October 2nd, following a year-long hiatus after the event was postponed due to COVID-19. Around 866,000 attendees came to the Fiesta over a period of 9 days after much anticipation. This year also brought some changes to the way guests interacted at the fiesta […]

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November 3, 2021

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Texas Issues Anti-Abortion Law, Who Is Taking Charge Against It, And What It Means For Others.

By: Cassius Naclerio In Texas, September 1st, 2021, a six-week abortion law went into effect. John G. Roberts Jr., Clarence Thomas, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were all ruling judges on the Supreme Court that approved the law. The Supreme […]

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