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Healthcare Reform: What It Means for Today's Teens

While it might seem like the only problems you’ll ever face are where to sit during lunch or how to pass pre-calculus, the future (your future) will be here before you know it. And you'll have to navigate challenges ranging from securing your first job to doing your own grocery shopping to selecting a health insurance plan.

Today, the people in power are making decisions about how our country functions that will directly impact you, teenager of today, in a few short years. One example is the recently proposed changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare). Politicians continue to argue about many key points of the seven-year old plan: should it stay? Is it good? Has it helped anyone? These are the questions constantly cycling through the media, and with Trump in office vowing to change it, it seems that the question now changes to: If not this, then what?

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Wonder Woman: An Old Story

Lonnie Monka Lonnie Monka / July 13, 2017 / Teens

 

The Importance of Female Role Models

Some people are wondering why everyone’s so excited about the new Wonder Woman movie. At Knovva Academy we know about the importance of female superheroes--in fact our own CEO is a strong female leader. Thanks to this movie, kids across the world have a strong female role model to look up to. The movie also challenges negative assumptions that are sometimes made about female leaders. Overall, the Wonder Woman movie is both inspiring and thought provoking.

When considering the strong female model presented in the movie, we shouldn’t forget the group of women warriors who raised Wonder Woman: the Amazons. This group of women chose to organize themselves in a community devoid of men. In the movie, Wonder Woman herself states that according to the teachings of the Amazons, men are only needed for one thing: helping procreate.

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