Category Archives: 5 W’S

What we’re reading now

NET NEUTRALITY: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/10/us-usa-internet-neutrality-idUSKCN0IU1I620141110 

“Lack of Net neutrality threatens the freedom that the Internet has always promoted.” –KYLEE HANCOCK AND HANNAH MECKNA, 10TH GRADE

COLLEGE FOOTBALLhttp://www.theroar.com.au/2014/11/13/the-sec-could-miss-the-college-playoffs-altogether/

“Too many good teams. Lots of sports fans, and first year of playoffs.” –ADAM GADSDEN, 11TH GRADE

RAP CONTROVERSY: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/eminem-raps-about-punching-lana-del-ray-ray-rice

“Eminem and Lana Del Ray are big in the music industry – especially in teens.”–SHELBY BRADBURY AND KAT PLATA, 9TH GRADE

VIDEO GAMES: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/playing-video-games-could-make-you-smarter/

“National Academy of Sciences says video games that are fast-paced sharpen your prediction skills.” –JAIDEN YOUNG, 9TH GRADE

“A lot of people like to play the action type games, and it’s an interesting discovery.” –AARON MILLER, 9TH GRADE

What we’re reading now

TEXTING AND DRIVING: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/are-you-compulsive-about-texting-driving-survey-saysyou-could-be-2014-11-05

“The addiction to our phones makes us have compulsive behavior while driving. Many teens are starting to drive, and they should know not to get obsessed with their phone so they don’t risk their lives just to answer a text.” –FAITH HARTRANFT, 9TH GRADE

“You put an app on your phone and it stops texts. The reason why teens should get the app is because lots of people get in crashes that are caused by texting while driving.” –SHELBY BRADBURY, 9TH GRADE

“Texting and driving has become a problem in teens and [young adults] today. With the new technology, it makes it hard not to check your phone. They put an app on your phone when you drive.” –KAT PLATA, 9TH GRADE

 

MINIMUM WAGE: http://www.omaha.com/news/politics/nebraska-joins-states-with-minimum-wage-above-federal-government-mandate/article_299d19b4-6449-11e4-89fb-001a4bcf6878.html

“Minimum-wage boosts … $8 this coming January.” –JAYCI MCGILL, 12TH GRADE

“[Students] need to read it because a lot of teens have jobs that work for minimum wage.” –ADAM GADSDEN, 11TH GRADE

What we’re reading now

MARVEL MOVIES:  http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/showbiz/marvel-explainer-movies/

EBOLA RECOVERY: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/health/ebola-us-recovery/

WORLD SERIES: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/kansas-city-san-francisco-definitive-world-series-showdown/story?id=26533045

SCIENCE AND RELIGION: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-sides-with-science-on-big-bang-theory/

ROBOT ASSISTANTS: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/10/28/lowes-debuts-customer-service-robots-in-store