[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Finnish School System gets Revamp

Gretchen Bogan, WHRW News
According to the Independent, Finland has begun to restructure its approach to education. While the world, and especially the USA, has been desperately searching for the key to educating their youth, Finland has been setting examples of success. On the international league tables, Finland has some of the best results in literacy and numeracy. The only nations outranking Finland in the Program for International Student Assessment  are Singapore and China. However, Finland, just like every one else, is still making strives to improve. Currently, Finland has begun …

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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Gretchen Bogan, WHRW News
According to the Independent, Finland has begun to restructure its approach to education. While the world, and especially the USA, has been desperately searching for the key to educating their youth, Finland has been setting examples of success. On the international league tables, Finland has some of the best results in literacy and numeracy. The only nations outranking Finland in the Program for International Student Assessment  are Singapore and China. However, Finland, just like every one else, is still making strives to improve. Currently, Finland has begun …

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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Brandon Roth, WHRW News
According to CNN, there is a new technology being developed, specifically contact lenses that will allow the user to magnify their vision like a telescope. This will potentially help people with blinding diseases. The 1.5mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors sand filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off the series of mirrors and increases the perceive view of an object or person. It is hoped that the lens will improve the sight of people with age related macular degeneration (or AMD) …

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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Abbey McMahon,WHRW News
The Obama administration announced today that it is going to require companies that  drill for oil and shale gas on federal lands to disclose which chemicals are involved in the hydraulic fracturing process. A law that will take effect in June will also update requirements for construction of wells and the disposal of water and other fracking fluids. As many of us know, a major flaw in fracking is the leakage of dirty water containing poisonous organic chemicals into local water systems which eventually make their way to public.One …

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[19 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Gretchen Bogan, WHRW News
 
According to the BBC, free public wifi is coming to Cuba for the first time. Very few people have access to the internet in Cuba, with only about 5-20% of the nation capable of going online. This is largely due to how expensive internet is, with an hour of use costing $4.50, a weeks worth of wages for the average citizen. The artist Kcho will be paying $900 a month to provide free wifi at his art center in West Havana. This is a significant step for …

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[19 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

Benjamin Heo, WHRW News
On March 4th, members of India’s parliament condemned the broadcast of BBC documentary, India’s Daughter, and a court issued a stay banning the film’s showing within India. In a statement issued by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the government of India banned the film because they condemned the use of “such unfortunate incidents” for personal or organizational gain, and they claimed that the the film’s interview of one of the convicted rapists was not approved by the government. The film was then widely distributed on YouTube and torrent …