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It’s a Warming World—What Can Be Done?

It’s a Warming World—What Can Be Done?

by Jodi L. Miller There is no question that the Earth is warming. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the warmest seven years on record have all occurred since 2015, with 2016 and 2020 tying for the hottest. According to the National Aeronautics and...

Adult Marijuana Use Now Legal in New Jersey

Adult Marijuana Use Now Legal in New Jersey

by Maria Wood In February 2021, New Jersey became the 14th state to legalize adult marijuana use when Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. New Jersey legislators had...

Understanding Ranked-Choice Voting

Understanding Ranked-Choice Voting

by Robin Roenker Recently, voters in New York City used ranked-choice voting (RCV) to select the winner of the Democratic primary race for mayor. While New York may be the largest U.S. city to have adopted this form of voting, it’s not alone. According to FairVote, a...

Balancing Remote Learning and Student Privacy

Balancing Remote Learning and Student Privacy

by Maria Wood In 2020, when schools across the country were forced to abruptly disband in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts, administrators and teachers scrambled to find technological solutions that would allow for online learning from...