Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day
Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day
Aug. 16, 2018 - More than 4,000 amusement parks have opened in the United States. Thirteen of those have celebrated 125 years in operation. The parks have provided visitors with thrills, twists, and turns on the iconic ride every amusement park must have - the roller coaster. Today is National Roller Coaster Day.
 
  • Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day

    Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day

    Aug. 16, 2018 - More than 4,000 amusement parks have opened in the United States. Thirteen of those have celebrated 125 years in operation. The parks have provided visitors with thrills, twists, and turns on the iconic ride every amusement park must have - the roller coaster. Today is National Roller Coaster Day.

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  • Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer

    Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer

    Aug. 1, 2018 - With August here, it's back to school time. If you still have time for fun in the sun and sand, plan a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.

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  • Stamp is a treat for philatelists

    Stamp is a treat for philatelists

    July 17, 2018 - A new stamp was released in June. It looks good enough to lick - on both sides! It's the Frozen Treats Forever stamp.

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  • Weather determined the D in D-Day

    Weather determined the D in D-Day

    June 6, 2018 - Next year will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day. D-Day was the Allied invasion along the Normandy coast to liberate France during World War II (1939-1945). Yet the anniversary is a significant one every year. Observe D-Day and World War II veterans visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington. This experience explains why the day is permanently etched into American and World history.

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  • Memorial Day has 150 year history

    Memorial Day has 150 year history

    May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. In 2018, it's the Sesquicentennial of the day. It was first called Decoration Day. Memorial Day traces its history to the aftermath of the Civil War (1861-1865). in 1868, veterans came together to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Geologists follow Hawaiian proverb: By observing, one learns

    Geologists follow Hawaiian proverb: By observing, one learns

    May 14, 2018 - United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologists are working around the clock monitoring the Kilauea Volcano. It's on Hawaii's Big Island.

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  • NASA engineers developing power system for moon and Mars

    NASA engineers developing power system for moon and Mars

    May 11, 2018 - Long term space missions need to be able to generate power. Nuclear fission might be the answer to energy needs for future space missions to the moon and Mars.

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  • Thank a nurse this week

    Thank a nurse this week

    May 8, 2018 - Each year from May 6 to May 12, National Nurses Week is observed. Its purpose is to honor the more than 4 million registered nurses (RN) who work in every health care setting. This year's theme is "Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence." In the 19th century, Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton defined the nursing profession.

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  • Week ahead: Birds and tweets will be flying

    Week ahead: Birds and tweets will be flying

    April 30, 2018 - Thousands of birders wait all year for this week. Spring migration of songbirds kicks into high gear. Millions of migratory birds have left their winter homes in the Caribbean and Mexico. The bird fly north (migrate) for the spring and summer. Humans celebrate that annual journey. Friday is opening day of the Biggest Week in American Birding. The popular event is held along the southwestern shores of Lake Erie.

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  • Travel to the Klondike in downtown Seattle

    Travel to the Klondike in downtown Seattle

    April 23, 2018 - This week is National Park Week. Student News Net will feature a different national park site each day. We have traveled many miles seeking out terrific stories. Today the spotlight is on Seattle. Visitors to downtown Seattle can learn about the rush for gold in the late 19th century at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

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  • Current events in Syria have centuries of history

    Current events in Syria have centuries of history

    April 16, 2018 - To understand World War II, one must study World War I. Maps of the Middle East before and after WWI are useful. For hundreds of years before WWI, Syria was a province within the Ottoman Empire. And to understand the international ban on chemical weapons that exists today, one needs to study the Geneva Protocol. It was signed in 1925 after the horrors of WWI gas attacks.

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

    April 12, 2018 - On April 19, 2017, Student News Net interviewed Irene Hasenberg Butter. She is a professor emerita and Holocaust survivor. When she was a teenager, she was briefly with Anne Frank in early 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Seventy-three years after her horrifying experiences, Irene has written a book. It was released last week.

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  • Annual day honors Vietnam veterans

    Annual day honors Vietnam veterans

    April 6, 2018 - National Vietnam War Veterans Day was first commemorated on March 29, 2012. The day was made an annual commemoration in 2017. It recognizes the millions of veterans who served and 58,220 active duty members of the Armed Services who were killed from 1955-1975. A wreath laying ceremony was held on March 29, 2018 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the Wall) in Washington.

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

    April 4, 2018 - On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, pastor and civil rights activist, was assassinated.

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  • Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day
    Aug. 16, 2018 - More than 4,000 amusement parks have opened in the United States. Thirteen of those have celebrated 125 years in operation. The parks have provided visitors with thrills, twists, and turns on the iconic ride every amusement park must have - the roller coaster. Today is National Roller Coaster Day.
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  • Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer
    Aug. 1, 2018 - With August here, it's back to school time. If you still have time for fun in the sun and sand, plan a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.
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  • Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day Soar to new heights on National Roller Coaster Day
    Aug. 16, 2018 - More than 4,000 amusement parks have opened in the United States. Thirteen of those have celebrated 125 years in operation. The parks have provided visitors with thrills, twists, and turns on roller coasters. It's the iconic ride every amusement park must have. Today is National Roller Coaster Day.
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  • Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer Sun, sand, and a sunset say summer
    Aug. 1, 2018 - August is here. That means school will start soon. If you still have time for fun in the sun and sand, plan a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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