Alyana Castro

Alyana Castro

Curfews Imposed Across the United States

Following the murder of George Floyd—an unarmed black man—by police, protests have occurred across the United States. Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee over Floyd’s neck, and some of George Floyd’s last words were: “I can’t breathe”.  Although Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, the remaining three other officers involved …

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UC Schools Drop SAT and ACT Requirement For Admission Until At Least 2025

On Thursday, May 21st, the UC Board of Regents unanimously voted to suspend the SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024, the LA Times reports.  If a substituted, developed test does not fit the UC criteria to replace the SAT/ACT accordingly around fall 2025, UC will eliminate standardized testing requirements for California students and will …

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Trump Suggests More COVID-19 Testing Makes the U.S. ‘Look Bad’

On May 4th, the governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts, called for loosened COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, according to The Guardian.  Places like restaurants, churches, hospitals, barber shops, personal maintenance businesses, and even shopping malls are opening up despite the statistics claiming 57% of cases are rising.  On May 5th, U.S. President Donald Trump praised the reopening …

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Specific Illnesses in Children May Be Linked to COVID-19

The National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. has accounted that children are becoming ill with symptoms like abdominal pain, gastrointestinal symptoms, and cardiac inflammation, according to CNN. The NHS writes: “This [abdominal pain and gastronomical symptoms] has been observed in children with confirmed PCR positive Sars-CoV-2 infection as well as children who are PCR …

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CDC Flags Six New COVID-19 Symptoms

On April 26, 2020, the CDC has released new COVID-19 symptoms regarding the pandemic. The CDC cites six new symptoms as chills (and even accompanied by shaking aka “shaking chills”), muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell as symptoms of diagnosing COVID-19. The other remaining symptoms prior to the new release …

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