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The Poetry Contest Rallying People To Promote Social Justice

By Melissa Jun Rowley Throughout history poetry and justice have seamlessly gone hand in hand. From the classic’s of Maya Angelou to the 2021 inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman, the convergence of poetry, social justice, and activism transcend time across generations. Today, Generation Z is leading the way.  Harnessing the power of creative expression, 14-year-old Isabella Hanson created the “I…

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How to Cope With The Pandemic Anniversary

By Seraphina Seow Although the coronavirus was circulating in the United States in January 2020, last March was full of harrowing firsts. Whether you eventually experienced the illness firsthand or not, your life undoubtedly changed—perhaps even devastatingly—in March 2020, when COVID-19 became a household name in the U.S. If you need a refresher, the American Journal of Managed Care reports that during that month, the World…

What Kindergarten Teachers Want Parents to Know About Pandemic School

By: Lambeth Hochwald It’s not easy to be a kindergarten student—or the parent of a kindergartner—right now. There’s the masks to be worn, social distancing rules to be followed and the upside-down day-to-day rollercoaster of life in a pandemic, which might even include zigzagging to school one day and staying home and learning virtually the other. All the more reason we want to be there to help…

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

Dolly Parton Donated $1M to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine

By  CHELSEY SANCHEZ Moderna is now reporting that its developing COVID-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective, and Dolly Parton is apparently partially to thank. The Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund was listed as one of the major donors in this latest breakthrough, as reported in a new article published by The New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this year, the country singer donated $1…