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Checking In with a Guy behind New Technologies for the Golden State Warriors

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As California’s Golden State Warriors professional basketball team moves its way through the NBA playoffs after finishing off a remarkable regular season, KWHS takes you behind the scenes with Daniel Brusilovsky, the team’s digital initiatives lead. Brusilovsky, a teen tech whiz who now, at 22, has landed a “dream” job with the Warriors, explains beacon technology and why it’s important to start learning and doing.

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Three Financial Priorities to Get You Ready for College

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It’s college decision time! Amid all those campus considerations, you should also find time to think about your money. KWHS columnist and student-loan survivor Zina Kumok offers some good advice for helping you navigate your college finances. Moving-in day is too late to start thinking about the impact college will have on your bank account — and your future.

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The Week in Review:

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to You?

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Young entrepreneurs from around the world recently gathered in New York City to be honored during the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Global Showcase. KWHS checked in with several of them — from Maryland to Ireland — to find out what they consider to be the true essence of entrepreneurship.

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The Silicon Valley Start-up that Began with Legos and a Market Need

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Shubham Banerjee, a 13-year-old with a creative mind, is now learning what it means to found a start-up technology business in California’s Silicon Valley. He is exploring his potential market, meeting with venture capitalists, planning the launch of his first product and still attending eighth grade at the Champion School in San Jose, Calif. And it all started with Lego Mindstorms EV3 and an interest in helping blind people have access to more affordable technology.

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Blogger Zina Kumok: Saving Money Helped Me Prepare for My Future and Even Find Love

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The Global Money Week 2015 theme is “Save Today. Safe Tomorrow.” The message is pretty clear – if you want a more secure financial future, then you need to start doing something about it today. In honor of global money awareness, personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok, 26, writes about one of her favorite topics: saving money.

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He’s 18, and He Works for Facebook!

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In August 2014, Michael Sayman was hired as Facebook’s youngest full-time software engineer. His journey to a job at one of the world’s most high-profile companies began with a simple love for coding that took him farther than he could have ever dreamed.

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The Week in Review:

A Senator, a Snowball and Global Climate Change

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Global climate change often tops the national and international news, most recently as a cause for the Syrian War and in the shape of a snowball landing with a thud on the U.S. Senate floor. Whether you believe global warming to be a myth or reality, the issues around climate change have taken the world stage. KWHS talks with high school students who recently researched and debated the issues at the World Affairs Council Philadelphia’s International Climate Summit.

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Budgeting Tips to Help You Take Control of Your Money

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Do you think money is power? Personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok has learned the hard way that money management is much more powerful. In the latest installment of her ongoing KWHS series about financial tools and decision-making, Kumok shares the why and how of budgeting — a concept that will help you travel a more successful personal-finance path during and after high school.

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