+ Baby Rhino Likes to Cuddle
Last month rescuers from Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in South Africa saved a baby rhino whose mom had been killed by poachers. The start of the story is incredibly sad, though the baby rhino, Gertjie, is doing better now, and likes to cuddle with people. But the one he should be cuddling with is his mom, which shows how much needs to be done to stop poaching.
+ Times Square Yearbook
You should be rewarded for working hard on your education, and yesterday Get Schooled, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, and Viacom provided a Times Square Yearbook VIP Lounge for 30 awesome teens. Students were also featured in the #TimesSquareYearbook and got their pics blasted out in Times Square. Now that’s a yearbook worth signing!
+ Supreme Court Controversy
Did you hear about the Supreme Court’s controversial decision that has left a number of people really angry? “The 7-2 vote in the case of CTS Corp. v. Waldburger blocks a group of landowners in Asheville, North Carolina from pursuing compensation for property and health damage allegedly caused by toxic chemicals released from a former CTS electronics plant,” explained Huffington Post. What are your thoughts?
+ Senate Doesn’t Help on Student Loan Debt
Right now young people owe about one trillion dollars in student loan debt. One trillion! Senator Elizabeth Warren had brought forth a bill to help young people refinance their loans, but it was blocked by Republicans in the Senate. Senator Warren said, “Does this country protect millionaires’ and billionaires’ tax loopholes? Or does it try to help young people who are just starting their economic lives?” Don’t answer.
+ Teachers Make Pharrell Happy
+ Eric Holder Doesn’t Dig Boy Scout Policy
Attorney General Eric Holder had strong words against the Boys Scouts for its anti-gay policies. “The continuation of a policy that discriminates against gay adult leaders – by an iconic American institution – only preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes,” he said. “Today, courageous lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America’s armed services. They inspire us, they protect us, and they defend us. And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations.”
+ Malala Helps Refuges
World Refuge Day is June 20, and Malala has filmed a PSA about it for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She shows the realities of being a refugee — and how we can all do something to lend a helping hand.
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