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The Week in Review:
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.
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.
Even if you don’t speak the language of code and algorithms, finalists for the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search may have some useful insights for you. KWHS talks to several of the finalists about their projects and discovers a few common themes for anyone looking to embrace innovation and problem-solving — namely, the value of passion, persistence and people who offer support.
Often, children who join the family business do so for the wrong reasons and are unprepared to help take it to the next level. Next gens who are considering this career track benefit from taking a break from the company to attend college or work elsewhere, so that you develop your own skills and credibility. KWHS explores what it takes to be ready for your family business.
Zina Kumok has learned a thing or two about personal finance – the hard way. After college, she was saddled with $28,000 in student-loan debt. A few years later, she is debt-free. KWHS has asked Zina to share what she has learned about money in her early 20s, everything from saving and investing to earning and spending. First up — understanding interest.
Detroit, Michigan, has had it rough in the past several years. High unemployment rates, people moving out, failing industry and endless economic hardships led the city to declare bankruptcy in 2013. In this article, KWHS explores how entrepreneurial thinking – even in those as young as middle school and high school – may be just what the city needs to begin rebuilding a new foundation for Detroit’s future.
The Week in Review:
It was a week of big economic news. Delegates had a lot to talk about at the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland — everything from a weakening global economy to the cost of a value meal at the local McDonald’s. It turns out that Switzerland is an economic case study for lots of reasons, including having an expensive Big Mac. A look inside The Economist’s burgernomics.
Jessamyn Moore, 23, is proof that your digital footprint does not have to be something that looms large and hideous over your life after high school. It can be a powerful tool that you leverage as you build your online persona in preparation for college and career.