5 Cool Things That Could Make the World a Better Place

Everyone wants to make the world a better place. With new technology advancing every year, and electric cars being introduced, entrepreneurs are predicting big things for the year of 2030. Bullying, sexual abuse, public education, and many more are some examples of things that need to be changed as we grow up.

Some social entrepreneurs are ” tackling a range of daunting issues: child sexual abuse on the internet, youth unemployment, mental health crises, counterfeit drugs, and lack of access to medicine. (npr.org)” Many people are trying to fund groups that can make a profit to stop these things that are happening in our world today. It would be a big step if social entrepreneurs could help decrease those problems we are having. Although, they are going to try to take it one step at a time.

The first step is to make young unemployment come way down. Many kids across the world that are high school students or graduates are working so that they can have the money they need. However, ” in South Africa, every year 1.1 million young people graduate from high school or college — or else they drop out. (npr.org)” Some of the kids that are still in high school or graduates that are trying to go to college , find a job but over in South Africa, it is a very low number. It is very hard to find a job over there because some of the places that hire are looking at specific things like their work ethic, how well they can speak English and how well they can work with people at public venues.

A nonprofit group called Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is in effect so that kids that can’t land a job, are able to have one. It is basically training and assessments for kids so that they can be able to perfect their language portion of the job; as well as a stronger work ethic and people skills. If all goes well their prediction is that by 2030 kids who are unemployed and who want to work will get a job when they graduate high school.

The second step is for kids who are feeling depressed. A helpline will be created so that their can be people for kids to talk to when they are feeling helpless, lost, or very emotional. It’s a great way for teens because of how much they are on their phones. A simple text to the Crisis Text Line can really make a huge difference if their are kids out there who are struggling and don’t have anyone to talk to about how they are feeling.

The third step is making sure African pharmacies don’t run out of medicine. To ensure that, ” Rockson came up with a company called MPharma so that there can be negotiation for lower prices because of people buying large quantities of medication. (npr.org)” With that, Africans will be able to get what they need at a reasonable price.

The Fourth step is to have no worries about buying fake drugs. In Africa, buying fake drugs or medicine is a big problem. Bright Simons had made a company called mPedigree to ” give consumers confidence that medicines and seeds they buy are the genuine article and not poor quality knockoffs. (npr.org)” He is hoping that by 2030, people will be able to trust the system so that they can get what they need and not have to worry about it being a knockoff.

The fifth and final step is no more child sexual violence in online images. Social media has taken over teens way of life. Sexual abuse has occurred over the internet and in the U.S it is illegal. However; there are still reports out there. “Cordua the CEO of Thorn, has developed software to help social media companies find the user generated  images and take them down and has created software to assist law enforcement agencies as they try to find the children in abuse materials. (npr.org)” She hopes that by creating this, it will completely diminish child sexual abuse everywhere.

Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire

Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris begun construction in 1163 and is the most visited monument in all of France. Nearly 12 million natives and visitors walk through the church each year. From the stong gargolyles to the stained glass Notre is one of the truly great architectual masterpieces in the world. A literal and figurative center of the city, Notre Dame’s significance and maning for the city of Paris and the world is immeasurable. Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire

Tiger Woods Wins 15th Tournament

Pro golfer, Tiger Woods, won his 15th major tournament this past week with his outstanding performance at the 2019 Masters. Tiger completely showed out be able to now boast one of, if not the greatest sports comeback in history. This comeback to the sport will go down in history for years to come. Tiger Woods is back from his retirement and winning the Masters is just the beginning. There’s so much more to come.

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Tiger won the tournament boasting an impressive score of -13. Other notable golfers and their score in the tournament include Rory McIlroy with a score of -5 and coming in 21st place and Dustin Johnson who came extremely close to topping Tiger coming in second place with a score of -12. The whole tournament was very competitive with a lot of very good golfers all fighting for that top spot.

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All of this was after Tiger Woods’ apparent retirement after his life was plagued with problems all ensuing from his affair while married. Tiger spent 11 years away from the sport in order to rebuild his life and get over his problems so he could in turn focus on the game more. Now he is back and looks as good as he used to which is incredible after such a long time from the game. After being asked whether he will continue to play and chase the current record of tournament wins of 18, Tiger answered, “It might be an option down the road.” Based on this statement we can continue to see him play and possible watch him chase these 3 more tournament wins in order to cement himself as the greatest golfer of all time.

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Tiger Woods’ performance was historic, exciting, and emotional. His return to the game and comeback from 12th place to win the Masters was a roller coaster but he got it done. He fought his way back to the top and will hopefully continue to do so in order to break the record and go down as the best in history. This years Masters will be known as Tiger Woods’ welcome home party.

2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prizes were established 103 years ago in order to honor excellence in journalism and the arts. Presented annually by Columbia University, The 2019 winners were announced on Monday, April 15th, as newspapers and online publications around the country were recognized for the achievements regarding reporting and investigating that took place in the last year. Many pieces that were recognized included multiple month coverage, investigation and articles, some lasting up to 18 months. Speaking on both heartbreaking and serious topics, this year’s winners are some of the most deserving.  Continue reading 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

AAF Suspends All Football Operations After Just 7 Weeks

Just this past week the football world was shaken up with the surprising and abrupt end to the AAF season. Tom Dundon, the chairman of the AAF, has decided to suspend all football operations of the Alliance until further notice to the surprise and disbelief  of many fans, coaches, and players. Although not fully being considered a fold, ProFootballTalk has released a statement saying it, “seems to be moving that way.” This unfortunate series of events is still underway and their seems to be no end in sight to the drama associated with these events.  Continue reading AAF Suspends All Football Operations After Just 7 Weeks

Timmothy Pitzen

On May 11, 2011 Timmothy Pitzen was dropped off at school by his father for his kindergarten class as Greenman Elementary School. His mother checked him out of class in the morning saying there was a non-existent family emergency. They were missing for a span of 3 days and the last they knew Timmothy was with his mother was between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm on May 13 in the background of phone calls. She checked into the Rockford Inn where she was found the next morning and she had taken her own life. There was a note left apologizing for the mess she had created along with an explanation that Timmothy would never be found, but he was safe with people who would care for him. During the investigation, there was a concerning amount of blood found in her car that belonged to her son Timmothy. The father, James Pitzen, has stated that he believes his son is still alive.

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U.K Regulators Propose Social Media Regulations

Since the creation of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and other social media apps, there has been an increase of cyber-bullying taking place all over the world. It is effecting teens tremendously because they are growing up with low self-esteem and more anxiety. It’s happening more and more because when teens feel bored they get on social media and stay on there for hours at a time. All over the world, there has been issues of online harm that has been occurring.

In the U.K, “terrorist groups using the Internet to spread propaganda, criminal gangs inciting violence over social media, and sexual predators going online to groom children for exploitation. (npr.org)” The U.K is working on trying to reach out to the social media groups so that they can work on being more alert when it comes to violence online. Communication online can get very vigorous as well. Many teens hear bad language and then apply it online. Continue reading U.K Regulators Propose Social Media Regulations

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Theodore Robert Bundy, also known as Ted Bundy, was well known for his mischievous lifestyle as a serial killer, kidnapper and rapist in the 1970’s. There is a documentary on Netflix called ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ that takes you through the life, and court hearings of what Bundy, and a lot of others were put through. On May 3, 2019, Netflix will be releasing a movie called ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, starring a  famous actor, Zac Efron, as the main character playing the character of Ted Bundy. This movie was shot in a jailhouse in Batavia, Ohio. It will focus on the crimes Ted Bundy committed, from the perspective of his girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This movie was filmed in January and February 2018 by academy award-nominated filmmaker, Joe Berlinger.

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