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By Maureen Loftus
On May 4th the documentary “RBG” was released in select theatres. The movie has gotten great reviews, probably because of the subject, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is known as a remarkable Supreme Court Justice, but also as the only person to make judicial robes look fashionable, by her occasional nickname “the great dissenter” and by her hilarious character played by Kate McKinnon on SNL. She is also known for her intense workout regime that most wouldn’t be able to complete. This movie focuses on these aspects of her life, but also the more serious ones. She argued many groundbreaking cases for gender equality to the Supreme Court before she was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993. Critics gave this inspiring movie a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s near the top of the box office despite its limited release. If you can see this heartening movie, it is a fascinating summary of the life of America’s favorite Supreme Court Justice.
by Leela Sriram
No child under the age of 13 should have a Facebook account because of all the propaganda on Facebook including a scandal that had to do with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is an I.T. service located in Cambridge, England . They mainly collect data and work on topics ranging from food to political opinions. In this case, they collected personal data like your messages. Mark Zuckerberg is currently testifying with Congress now for this scandal now.
Facebook is world renowned for all of the quizzes that circulate on it’s website. Little did people know that those quizzes don’t just collect the data of your favorite ice cream flavors. They also collect the data in your profile: messages, likes, comments and even the data of the people who follow you.
Mark Zuckerberg also known by Twitter users as Lizard man because of the facial expressions he made during his testimony with Congress, is making Facebook users pay money to not use this data. He recently went to court with Congress for this, which is known as a huge invasion of privacy. This makes sense because people DESERVE their privacy and when you take this data and use it for who knows what, people will feel unsafe and not want to use Facebook either because they lost their trust.
We can’t technically use Facebook because we aren’t 13!
By Aiden Shiu, Everett Smith, and Sebastian Haas
Do you like Minecraft? Well you're in luck, because there’s a new quiz in town! This quiz will test your Minecraft knowledge and your ability to think outside the box to answer these hard questions. I bet you won’t get past 7/10! Click here!
By Kayla Yee
What is an Easter egg?
Easter eggs in movies are appearances of other characters in movies they aren’t designated for.
Test your knowledge, these aren’t easy! Click on this link to try:
By everett smith and sebastian haas
1. The team at Pixar came up with the ideas for “A Bugs Life,” “Monsters Inc.”,” Finding Nemo,” and “Wall-E” in one lunch meeting.
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