Two Jacky Rosen Bills Pass House Unanimously

Jacky Rosen announced that two bipartisan bills she introduced this Congress to improve STEM education, unanimously passed the House of Representatives as one combined bill. The Building Blocks of STEM Act, directs the National Science Foundation to more equitably allocate funding for research in the Discovery Research PreK-12 program’ to studies with a focus on early childhood. The Code Like a Girl Act creates two National Science Foundation grants to research and fund computer science programs that encourage early childhood education in STEM for girls under the age of 11. The combined bill is now awaiting action in the Senate. Congresswoman Rosen says, “This legislation will help Nevada’s students by investing in our children so they can meet the challenges of a changing economy that increasingly relies on highly-skilled labor and technology.”


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…