Jumpstart for a Day

On Saturday, April 13, Fordham University’s Jumpstart Program held their annual Jumpstart for a Day Celebration.

Jumpstart is a nationwide organization that provides early literacy and social-emotional resources to preschool students in low-income districts with the aim of ensuring that every child will enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Betsy Devos hates the Special Olympics, loves Charter Schools

During a congressional budget hearing this past Tuesday, March 26th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos defended the proposed cuts in funding to programs such as Special Olympics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. The 2020 Department of Education budget proposes a $17.6 million cut to Special Olympics. During the hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Pocan stated that this budget cut would result in 272,000 children with disabilities losing the support they receive from the organization. Thankfully, in the past Congress has blocked these proposed slashes in special education program budgets.

Solo Trailer Proves Star Wars Franchise Will Never Die

Disclaimer: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I genuinely enjoy the new movies being released by Lucasfilm and I love seeing this new, younger generation of Star Wars fans get excited the same way I did when The Clone Wars came out. I am not forcing you to like the new movies, but please do not come at me saying I am not a “true fan” just because I actually liked The Force Awakens. The new movies do not make me love the original trilogy any less.

Trump to Make Talks With North Korea

On Thursday March 8, the world got a little bit weirder as the North Korean delegation to the U.S. announced that their supreme leader (are we living in a superhero action movie?), Kim Jong-un, invited U.S. president, Donald Trump, to meet with him in North Korea. It got even crazier when the White House released a press statement later that day stating that the president had accepted the invitation.