The College Board plans on assigning an “Adversity Score” to every student who takes the SAT. This score will attempt to measure the social and economic background of applicants. As the Wall Street Journal reports: “We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT.” The SAT is trying to help capture students’ socioeconomic background with a new adversity score. https://t.co/WMdia67G89 pic.twitter.com/a6epZOGlOR — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 19, 2019 But what exactly is this score made up of? How will it be used? And is it a good thing in the...Read More
Author: Bobby Fox
The Chicago Cubs banned a fan for life after he flashed an “OK” hand gesture on air during a game. The hand gesture is now being called a “white power” symbol. After a #Chicago #Cubs fan was recorded making the infamous OK sign during a #CBS broadcast, some saw a "white power" symbol while others argued he was just playing the "circle game."#KnowYourMeme #News #CircleGame #InternetChallenge — Know Your Meme (@knowyourmeme) May 10, 2019 Cubs executive, Crane Kenney, put out a statement on air that said, “We have investigated the incident that occurred at Wrigley Field on May 7, 2019, where...Read More
War hero and U.S. Senator John McCain passed away Saturday at the age of 81. The news was met with sadness as many people spoke out. John McCain was much more than a politician. He devoted every day of his life, until the end, to the United States. Military Career McCain, from birth, seemed destined to serve in the military. His father and grandfather were both admirals in the United States Navy. The man himself grew up on military bases in America and abroad. Following in his father’s footsteps and devoting himself to his country, McCain enrolled in the United States...Read More
For the most part, ESPN avoided broadcasting the National Anthem last year when it broadcast National Football League games. They made exceptions on the anniversary of 9/11, after the Las Vegas tragedy, and following President Trump’s critical comments. However, ESPN has actively decided to not air the National Anthem during NFL games this season. As ESPN President James Pitaro commented last week during media day: “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem, and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro and ESPN are attempting to help...Read More
The gun control debate will never go away. It is a highly divisive issue and we often times only hear one side being pushed on us by the media. Unfortunately for them, there are numerous reasons why guns aren’t as bad as they think. 1. As guns have increased, crime has decreased If more guns contributed to more crime, then we’d expect to see this played out in the numbers. Since 1993 the numbers of guns in America has risen significantly; this follows a significant decrease in crime during the same time period. Having more guns doesn’t cause murders...Read More
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