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06.11 Underpaid Adjunct Professors Sleep in Cars and Rely on Public Aid [The disease of rapacious-capitalism infects the education system]
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Health Care & Environment
06.15 So much plastic is being made that "recycling has no impact" [Non-recyclable plastic must be made illegal to manufacture, use]
06.15 We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet [Increased ice melt in polar latitudes has been disguising reality in the middle latitudes. This effect will soon be replaced by record heat as ice volume and seasonal melting increasingly declines.]
06.15 This all-male council in Texas just voted to ban abortion [1:59 video; Bad assumptions foment ignorant actions...]
06.10 Conservatives should change how they think about global warming. I did [Another crisis issue conservatives won't acknowledge...]
06.10 Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply [Who won't understand this?]
06.10 Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig as it is towed out to sea [Fossil fuel company conduct should be illegal...]
News Media Matters
US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
06.15 'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion [More equality or bring back the guillotines!]
06.15 White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science [When your President is a quack he naturally surrounds himself with sycophants]
06.13 Why are we still pretending 'trickle-down' economics work? [We aren't ‘laffing’ now! In Trump-world all the worst people are celebrated. Ref.: 3:07 Idiocracy Courtroom Scene]
06.14 Justice Denied, Delayed, or Done Right? Serious Concerns as Prosecutors Throw Out Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases [A very flawed prosecution using suspiciously limited evidence has been thrown out, a stronger case will be brought using newly found, voluminous evidence.]
Economics & Corrupt Capitalism
06.11 The problem with billionaires fighting climate change? The billionaires [Bloomberg's sanity to control greed to save the life-on-earth (and continuing profits) is unfortunately rare]
06.09 Elizabeth Warren’s economic nationalism vision shows there's a better way [As like championed by Economist Joseph Stiglitz]
International & Futurism
06.15 Africa’s Lost Kingdoms
06.15 The US must stand with the people of Hong Kong [But this attacks Xi's authoritarianism, which Trump is most envious of for himself...]
06.13 What does it mean to be genetically Jewish? [Doing a mental dance with archanery: could a significant number of Russians and Palestinians be intentionally included or excluded as genetically Jewish? And why would Israel do this?]
06.12 Extending the US Embargo on Cuba & Hurting the People [Doing what's cruelest]
11 Baltimore City Students Win Awards in Md. History Day Competition
Over 600 Baltimore City middle and high students, along with their parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday, April 28, to compete in the annual Maryland History Day contest.
Aurora Quezada, a student at City Neighbors High School, received first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for her project, “The Berlin Wall: Rise and Fall.” Kasha Crafton and Tran Quach, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received first place in the Senior Group Web Site Category and the Special Prize in Financial History sponsored by T. Rowe Price for their web site, “Bolshevik Revolution: The Inevitable Force of Reformation.” Both projects will advance to the national contest.
Nathan Clark, Joseph Laciny, Jennifer Leight, Gabriel McCarthy and Christopher Sterrett, also students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received the Special Prize in Labor History, sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program for their Senior Group Web Site, “Deindustrialization.” Connor Eagleson, Zach Smith, and Samuel Wright, students at Mount Saint Joseph High School, received the Special Prize in Maryland History sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society for their Senior Group Exhibit, “The Oyster Wars.”
RaeLynne Snyder, a teacher at Patterson Park Public Charter School, received the Central District’s History Day Teacher of the Year award.
A program of the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC), the annual Maryland History Day event involves over 18,000 students, representing 17 counties and Baltimore City. Students spend months researching topics that address the a given theme (this year's theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”) and participate in school and county competitions to qualify for the state contest.
Students showcase their research in one of five formats—research papers, museum-type exhibits, performances, web sites, and multimedia documentaries. The first and second place winners from the state contest will represent Maryland at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 10-14, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
To view a complete list of students advancing to the national competition, special awards, and teacher awards, visit www.mdhc.org.
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This story was published on May 2, 2012.