The news has spread to every nook and corner of the world; there is rarely a single soul who has not yet heard about the most expensive, profligate international sporting tournament: the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, what is not as well known and very intriguing once you learn about it, is what it took for such a low-populated yet rich country to build decades … Continue reading Qatar Will Need More Than a Penalty Kick to Repay Their Migrant Workers
Two underdog teams and two legendary lineups in the semi-finals: the 2022 Qatar World Cup seems to be straight out of an extremely dramatized Hollywood film full of major upsets and suspenseful penalty shootouts. These lively, rousing matches make the tournament one that is viewed by billions of football fans, with some physically attending the games while most watch through digital platforms. The growth of … Continue reading Goal or Foul? FIFA’s Long History of Corruption
On Halloween night I wasn’t out trick or treating, or handing out treats. Instead, I stayed up in my dimly lit room, blasting Slipknot on my speakers, and digging through the corpse of my parents’ 2001 Windows XP Dell desktop. The things I found in that PC…..I might as well have been digging up a fossil! The case even had a slot for a floppy … Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Your Old Computers!
Commonly coined as the ‘Gap Within the Gap’, economic status plays an important role in the success of students in districts across the country, state, and city. This issue is relevant within our own school district Grand Rapids Public Schools, and how our students are affected. Students who are at an economic disadvantage more often have lower test scores than their well-off peers. As this … Continue reading How the Gap Creates a Gap
It’s that time of year again: everyone seems to have an abundance of homework, quizzes, tests, projects, IB assessments, AP assessments, and more, including us! So this week we decided to forgo a standard edition in favor of this collection of entertainment that you might find helpful whenever you need a break from studying. Devan “Kumar” Varma Read “No Country For Old Men” (adult, Amazon) … Continue reading Special Edition: Entertainment For IBs, IAs, EEs, APs, and Everything Else
An American television host, radio host, winner of two Peabody awards, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards. From a local Florida journalist to host of his own nationwide radio show with his trademark suspenders and deep, rich voice. We all know him as Larry King. Sadly, on Saturday, King, 87, passed away from Covid-19 complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after … Continue reading Remembering Larry King’s Legacy
Happy new year! As years go, 2020 was a surreal one. So much happened that personally I found it hard to keep track of it all! So, as we welcome the new year, here is a look back at some of the most surreal stories of 2020. Let’s just hope that whatever 2021 brings, it’s less weird than this. Continue reading The Strangest Stories of 2020
Last week GRPS sent out a survey asking all GRPS students and their families to choose between a hybrid in-person or virtual schooling for the second marking period. Using the data they received, GRPS planned to make plans for the hybrid and online school models. However, a lot of people did not vote. Luckily, those who did not vote last week will have another chance. … Continue reading PSA: The Next Commitment Form Will Be Final
For some high schoolers, one of the most difficult parts of this extended shutdown is being cut off from friends. That is why now is the perfect time to start a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with your friends online. Originally created in the 1980s, D&D has seen a resurgence in the past few years and is now more popular than ever. For those who have … Continue reading Start a Dungeons and Dragons Campaign with the Free Adventure Archive
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