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Entries Tagged as 'Current Events'

Award-winning books!

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments · Books, Current Events

The American Library Association announced its Youth Media Awards on January 28th. These are kind of a big deal. This group of awards includes the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Medal, and the Printz Award. Of those, the Printz is given to a book demonstrating excellence in literature for young adults (the other two are for [...]

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Never forgetting

December 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Current Events

The events of last Friday, December 14, in Newtown, Connecticut are shocking, scary, and sad. It has always seemed to me that Fairfield County is really just a big town. Odds are that all of us have some connection to Newtown, whether it’s playing on a rival sports team, living in a neighboring town, or [...]

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12/12/12

December 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Current Events

It’s the last time this century we’ll have a day like this! Happy 12/12/12! From reading the news, there are lots of marriages happening today, and there is of course the 12/12/12 concert being held to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy back in November. You can also check out Mental Floss, a [...]

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It’s NaNoWriMo time!

November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Books, Current Events, Writing

It’s the first of November, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo! What’s that, you ask? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write a full-length novel in the span of one month! Go ahead and write– let your imagination take over! For adults, the goal is 50,000 words, or almost [...]

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43 days to go!

September 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Current Events

It’s hard to believe, but the 2012 election is only forty-three days away. That’s about seven weeks. No matter what your political leanings, it doesn’t mean a thing unless you’re registered to vote! DoSomething.org is running a campaign called Vote Up or Shut Up to encourage unregistered young voters to register in time for the [...]

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Will a mouse dissolve in Mountain Dew?

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Current Events, Fun and Humor

snopes05082008%20copy.jpg Find out by hitting Snopes, the authority on the urban legend. Here you can find out if that picture of an 80 pound cat is true, and did a tiger really raise piglets that were abandoned by their mother? Go to Snopes and find out the truth behind what your friends email you!

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What’s up with Wikipedia today?

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Current Events, Technology

You may have gone on Wikipedia today, January 18, 2012 and noticed that it’s all blacked out. You can’t search for anything, and it prompts you to enter your zip code. What’s going on? Wikipedia and other websites are protesting two pieces of legislation in the House of Representatives and the Senate that would cut [...]

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NY Times + You

July 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Current Events

For the second year in a row, the folks at The New York Times are encouraging you to stay current with what’s going on. They’re running a Summer Reading Contest where students ages 13-25 read and comment on what they read in the Times each week, and the best responses are posted in a special [...]

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Ever see a meteor?

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Current Events, Education

If not tonight  may be your luck night.  The Perseid meteor shower is at its height tonight, August 12th.  WHAT?  You don’t know what the Perseid meteor shower is?  Well here is a link to  the American Meteor Association, that will explain it to you, just scroll down the page.  Also in their site is [...]

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How can you keep up with all of the news?

March 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Current Events, Life Topics

There is so much of it!  And with everyone talking about the latest stories, you need to keep up unless you will look like a…well, you know.  But don’t despair!  BBC news has a quick way to get a week of facts – their “1o things you didn’t know” section.  And CNN has a new [...]

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