World News Briefs: May 9, 2017


Megan Byles

Apple attempts to bring jobs back to US
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple will fund $1 billion in hopes of bringing manufacturing jobs to the United States. Cook recently bragged about Apple’s success in creating two million jobs in America and thousands more to come, according to “By doing that we can be the ripple in the pond. If we can create many manufacturing jobs, those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around them because you have a service industry that builds up around them,” Cook said. Cook also said that money will go into programs to teach and train the next generation of application developers, according to “You can see, we’re really looking at this thing deeply. How do we grow our employee base? How do we grow our developer base? And how do we grow manufacturing. And you will see us bring things to market in all of those areas across this year,” Cook said.

Trump discontinues Obama’s program “Let Girls learn”
One of the programs the Obama’s instituted during his presidency, “Let Girls Learn” has been discontinued by President Donald Trump. The “Let Girls Learn” program was created to provide educational opportunities for girls in developing countries, according to Some aspects of the program will still be continued, but the name will no longer exist. “‘Let Girls Learn’ provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps’ strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our volunteers all over the world. We are so proud of what ‘Let Girls Learn’ accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success,” Sheila Crowley acting director of the agency said.

Students place in National History Bowl in April
The It’s Academic team participated in the National History Bowl during the last weekend of April. The club attends multiple trivia events and its goal is to become the smartest and most dominant trivia team in the state. The club is sponsored by chemistry teacher Brett Bentley. In its latest competition the team won the Varsity Bracket Middle Group. Members also competed in individual competitions. Arnav Patra placed eighth in the JV U.S. Level of the International Geography Bee and 11th in the JV U.S. Geography Olympiad. Martin Rakowszczyk placed fourth in Varsity U.S. Geography Olympiad and fifth in Varsity U.S. Level International Geography Bee. He also qualified to represent the U.S. this summer in Belgrade, Serbia. Eve Fleisig placed 36th in the U.S. History Bee.
– Radley Ellenbogen, news editor