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Fans were howling but not at the super wolf blood moon
Fans were howling but not at the super wolf blood moon

Jan. 22, 2019 - Following a winter storm in the Midwest on Saturday, the skies cleared, temperatures plummeted to zero, and the moon put on a post game show that probably did not assuage fans of the New Orleans Saints. Fans were howling but not at the super wolf blood moon!

Word of the Day
rabid: adjective;extremely loyal, supportive, dedicated; fanatical; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nearsRemembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day, Student News Net will be honoring the people of D-Day.

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Questions
  1. Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
  3. Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?

Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..

Weekly VOCAB

Week of January 21

proclamation: noun; official statement, information to proclaim so it is widely known;
George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)

publicity: noun; actions to increase awareness of something or someone by the general public;
Banished words list began at a New Year's Eve party

sniffles: noun; runny nose because of a cold, other infection, or an allergy;
Season of sniffles, sneezes and flu is here

Today In History

January 23

1964: The Twenty-Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified eliminating poll taxes and other taxes as a requirement for voting in federal elections.

1933: The Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It fixed the term of president as expiring at noon on January 20 instead of March 4 and set the opening day for Congress at January 3.

1849: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, became the first woman to receive a MD degree. She was born in England and received her degree from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York.


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