Blackface: Prada’s Big Lips Keychain

Blackface: Prada’s Big Lips Keychain

Remember H&M’s “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie everyone thought was offensive because the company put a dark skinned boy in a hoodie that called him a monkey? Now what is even more offensive is that the luxury, high-end designer company Prada had the audacity to release a keychain that sort of looks like a monkey.

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Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Market or Chamberlain Market?

Harris Teeter: Neighborhood Market or Chamberlain Market?

Harris Teeter is a grocery store across the street from our school. There are a lot of different sections that people can shop in at Harris Teeter, which is a good thing because people shop there for different reasons. One person might go for food but another person might go for flowers. Harris Teeter is like a grocery store and more!

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Robots Lost in Space

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Story by Noel Thomas. Photo by Christian Outten.

Woodridge Eagle Bots participated in Friendship’s 5th Annual First Lego League Regional Competition. It is their way of kicking off the Robotics season by having all of the schools participate. The Woodridge team presented a solution-oriented presentation called “The Radiation Crisis in Space.”  This project helped us to find out the many contributions of the deep-space radiation environment. A better understanding of the sun’s modulation of this radiation environment will allow mission planners to make better decisions for a future Mars mission.

 We also learned that waves or subatomic particles transport energy to another entity, whether it is an astronaut or spacecraft component. Learning all of these things helped us make our project special.

 Everyone was super engaged and excited to share their creation. This league helps students to be science and technology leaders by working on engineering skills. The Eagle Bots’ self-confidence soared like eagles as the team was able to talk about our work to the judges. Through our dedication and hard work we were able to receive 1st place in the Division I Project Category.

 Noel Thomas and Christian Outten are 4th grade scholars  at Friendship Woodridge International School.

 

Our Fun Japanese Journey

Our Fun Japanese Journey

On November 2, 2018 our FNN team went to the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (JICC) in Washington, DC. It was fun to learn new things about the Japanese culture. We learned that Japan is far away from Washington D.C. and that their culture is very different.

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Why Do We Have Christmas Traditions?

Why Do We Have Christmas Traditions?

Photos compliments of Google, Chamberlain Photographer Logan Arthur and Family, and Ms. Graves. Around Christmas, many people decorate their houses with Christmas trees, colorful lights and ornaments, mistletoe, as well as hang wreaths on the door. Have you ever wondered why people do these things? Read this article to find out!

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Boy Erased Inspires the LGBT Community *Spoiler Alert*

Boy Erased Inspires the LGBT Community *Spoiler Alert*

Boy Erased is a movie based on a true story that exposes the covert operations of gay conversion therapy. It’s about a gay teen named Jared who struggles with his homosexuality and his experiences with conversion therapy, which is a brutal attempt to change someone's sexuality.

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A North Carolina School Prevents Girls From Wearing Pants To Promote 'Respect'

A North Carolina School Prevents Girls From Wearing Pants To Promote 'Respect'

Charter Day School in Leland, North Carolina does not allow female students to wear shorts or pants. This uniform policy has been there for years. Students have been complying but now as a result of changes in the growing social landscape, and the accumulation of negative feedback for the policy, people have been speaking up.

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Our Smoothie Journey

Our Smoothie Journey

When Elijah Corley was six years old, his grandmother gave him his first smoothie. It had oranges and bananas.The color was orange. He liked it. If Elijah had the choice to drink soda or a fruit smoothie, he would pick the smoothie. Sometimes his mom makes different kinds of smoothies before dinner for the family.

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