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History Of The Airplane

By: Khue Vu, Journalist
The Wright Brothers are claimed to be the inventors of the first airplane in the world. Fascinated by an airplane toy and its mechanics, the brothers hoped to build a flying machine large enough to hold the both of them one day.
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Source: Wikimedia Commons - A pagoda/temple located in Sóc Trăng, Vietnam. Dangs family lived in Sóc Trăng when they were still living in Vietnam.

Dang Truong – The Stories and Opinions of an Immigrant

By: Josephine Huynh, Journalist
If there were more rules or enforcement of rules that prevent students from misbehaving, it could better help immigrant and refugee students distinguish between right or wrong. When this confusion doesn’t happen, many students will be able to feel included by their peers while also contributing to the school positively rather than negatively.
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Katana by Joan Valls is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Greatest Swordsmith in Japanese History

By: Erick Molina-Diaz, Journalist
Amakuni and his son took an oath to make the best sword they could.
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Black History Month by Enokson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Who was Benjamin Banneker?

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
Benjamin Banneker was a renowned scientist, astronomer, mathematician, and inventor. He was a free African American man who was born to two freed slaves on November 9th, 1731.
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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2009 - US ARMY AFRICA - 091110 (34A) by US Army Africa is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Veterans Day: The history behind the holiday & Covid-safe ways to celebrate

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
Veterans have sacrificed to defend our country and the Constitution. We should be grateful to them not just on Veteran's Day but we enjoy the freedom they have defended and worked so hard for.
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Jeff Bezos answers questions at Startup School by ptufts is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Why Does Everyone Hate Jeff Bezos?

By: Kalkidan Legesse, Reporter
The richest man in the world, with a net worth of $179.9 billion.
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A Cryptic Codex: The Voynich Manuscript

By: Julia Clavecillas, Reporter
One of the most mysterious artifacts that scientists have discovered is the Voynich Manuscript. The two-hundred-and-forty page document is filled with a looping script, whimsical illustrations of various plants, and dream-like drawings of suns with faces.
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Nepal by przemion  is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Lessons From My Grandparents: How can we change our lives?

By: Asim Simkhada, Journalist

My family is originally from Nepal--a small country in South Asia.  I was able to contact my grandparents who still live there and speak with them about how they are handling the coronavirus outbreak...

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