Brianna Scott

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You know, this is the third school year that's been disrupted because of coronavirus, and so many of the challenges that made spring 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 so tough...

Students are going back to school and this time, many of them to a physical classroom for the first time in over a year. So much has changed and there's a lot to worry about. What to wear on the first day of school, figuring out if you have the same lunch period as your friends, where your locker is...oh, and your grades.

It's been a long year of students, and teachers, adapting to online schooling. With switching back to in-person learning, there are concerns about how confident students feel about what material they've retained going into the new school year.

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After Sunday's massive protests in Cuba, the government there employed a common authoritarian tactic. It blocked the internet.

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After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.

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