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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 2/26/23

3 Up

1. Jason Arday Story - I absolutely love stories like this. Jason Arday overcame autism, and a delayed reading track, and stands today as a young black professor at Cambridge University. Absolutely amazing. I love stories like this. 

2. Femke Bol - I will forever be amazed at track athletes. It's probably because I'm so slow. Nonetheless, Bol smashed a four-decade-long world record in the 400M. This week has been filled with some fantastic human-accomplishment stories. 

3. Brian 'Thee beast' Story - Continuing the trend this week is this story about an individual who used video games as not just an interest but an escape from poverty. Again...great stuff this week. 

3 Down 

1. Ohio Toxic Crash - There is so much happening out of this incident in Ohio that is unfortunate, and even more that feels speculative, secretive, and somewhat controversial enough for great concern. So many "Erin-Brokovich-like" vibes coming out of this incident. 

2. Turkey Aftershocks - As if Turkey already didn't have enough to overcome the devastating earthquakes, the region suffered through serious aftershocks this week causing even more wreckage and fatalities, and further disrupting the recovery effort. 

3. Extreme Weather - Southern California is under snow? What is going on? 

1 Interesting

1. ChatGPT - I had a student share with me their use of this app - it's absolutely frightening that we don't even have to work on communication. It is absolutely frightening. 

2. Mississippi Lawmakers - Have you looked into the policy being discussed - some enacted - in Mississippi? It's head shaking and worrisome. Lynching? Forms of Segregation? What are we doing? 

3. Healthcare Shortage - A New York Times article discussed the growing shortage of healthcare workers, many of who are burned out following the Golabl Pandemic. What happened to the reverence we had for these essential workers? 

Cover Photo

Femke Bol, the Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medalist, broke the longest-standing world record in a track race, taking down a 41-year-old record in the women’s indoor 400m on Sunday.

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