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Don’t Get Spooked by the Mafia. It’s Italian Heritage Month!

Happy Italian Heritage Month! Yep, October is a month to slow things down and before gobbling up that Halloween candy, or the turkey next month, you can dig in and enjoy some good Italian food… and try not to get spooked by the mafia. Italian heritage month is formally known as National Italian American Heritage […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

In America, we celebrate the history and achievements of those from Central and South America who have contributed to the American culture. It begins on September 15, which is significant because it is Independence Day for five Latin American countries. The five countries associated are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. This day […]

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves was born in 1964 and is a Canadian actor, director, producer and musician. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Reeves is part Hawaiian and Chinese (father’s family). He also has English, Irish, and Portuguese descent. Keanu started his acting career at the age of 9 when he appeared in Damn Yankees. At 15, […]

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Dwayne Johnson

Since it is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a few of us at LNN figured it was only right to honor one of the most prolific figures in Pacific American history, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.  Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California to Ata Johnson and Rocky Johnson. He spent his […]

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Jason Momoa

It is Asian- Pacific- American Heritage Month! You might know Jason Momoa from his recent movie Aquaman, as well as other films like Justice League, Superman vs Batman, or Frontier. He also stars in TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis, and Red Road. Jason Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in […]

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Helen Keller

article by Chloe’ Foster Helen Adams Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree. She was born June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her parents were Kate Adams Keller and Colonel Arthur Keller. Helen’s father was a captain for the Confederate army during the Civil War. They lost most of […]

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Susan B. Anthony and the Early Women’s Movement

article by Jessica Raborn Women’s History Month starts March 1st and goes to the end of March. In 1987 March became the official month. However, before that President Jimmy Carter said that the week of March 8 would be National Women’s History Week. March is a month to remember all of the contributions that women […]

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Amelia Earhart’s Influence

article by Mia Michel Amelia Earhart is best known for attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world. She was also the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, and the first woman to fly solo nonstop around the United States. On Amelia’s 1937 attempt around the world, she […]

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Rebecca Suger

Rebecca Sugar, age 31, was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a Jewish family. She had a brother named Steven Sugar and a passion for animation and writing. But you might be wondering what’s so special about her. Well, with Women’s History Month coming up in March, I thought she was worthy to […]

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Making History

article by Ashlyn Weatherly January 28, 1986 was a day for the history books! Christa McAuliffe was a junior high school history teacher in Maryland, and the first American civilian selected to be launched into outer space. Although the spacecraft exploded merely 73 seconds after leaving the launchpad, Christa McAuliffe is still remembered today for […]

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Adrian Beltre

article by Jack Markey Adrian Beltre was born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Beltre’s uncle played briefly in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adrian Beltre’s best two sports when he was young were Tennis and Basketball. It wasn’t until he was about 12 before he finally showed his skills […]

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His Airness!

article by Jacob LeBlanc In his prime, Michael Jordan was an influential role model for all young Americans. Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player of all time (behind Kevin Durant). Michael Jordan’s skill influenced and inspired many young children to play basketball.   MJ dominated the NBA from the […]

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MLK & Malcom X: A Comparative Look

article by Sophie Roussel Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Two names, two very different people with the same goal in life. But their ways of achieving racial equality were contrasted. King believed in peaceful everything, peaceful protests, and not needing violence to achieve the African American goal of social equality. Malcolm on the […]

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G.O.A.T | Lebron James

article byEmory Templet Some people might say that Lebron James is the greatest basketball player to ever step on the hardwood. Others might disagree, saying names like Michael Jordan, or Wilt Chamberlain should claim the title of G.O.A.T. But right here, right now: Lebron James is the greatest player in the world. And his impact on society […]

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article by Jason Kelly Jackie Robinson was not only an extraordinarily good athlete, but also a great person. Jackie Robinson was a man that put everything on the table to help the future of sports. But twenty-eight years earlier a baby was born to Mallie and Jerry Robinson. He was the fifth and youngest kid. […]

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Oprah

article by Gianni Taylor About Oprah Winfrey On January 29, 1954, Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both of her parents were unmarried teens and shortly after her birth the two separated leaving Oprah to live with her grandmother. ` Early Life The years that Oprah lived […]

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“THE” Odell Beckham Junior

article by Brennan Hunt One of the greatest influencers of this generation, one of the most unique pro athletes to ever exist, a legend, in his own right. “THE” Odell Beckham Junior, a legend in the making. Who is this Odell Beckham that I talk about you ask? Odell is one of the best receivers […]

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Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was born on September 30th, 1980, to his Ghanaian immigrant parents and grew up in Rockford, Illinois. He was an only child and his mother was a seamstress, while his father was a manager for a paint company. Virgil attended Boylan Catholic High School, and graduated in 1998, he then went on to […]

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

article by Michael Burnett In 1960, an African American attending school with white American children was unheard of, much less an African american girl, but Ruby Bridges did. In 1954 the Supreme Court decided to allow whites and African Americans to attend school together. Ruby was six years old in 1960, her parents responded to […]

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The One, The Only, Michael Jackson!

Michael Jackson needs no introduction, but for a grade he technically does. Michael Jackson’s story begins August 29, 1958. As a child, he was in a family band called the Jackson 5. They wrote songs such as their first release Ben. They grew into something international! And became the outlet for Michael Jackson to grow […]