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Why the Current U.S. Recycling Programs Are Inefficient

Diane K., journalist

According to a survey by the Carton Council of North America, 94% of Americans support recycling and 74% say that it should be a priority. Despite these findings, a 2015 fact sheet by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that the national recycling rate is only a mere 35%. Why is there such a discrepancy between the two statistics?

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Rhode Island Non-profit Lends a Helping Hand to Immigrants and Refugees

Diane K., journalist

A few months ago, the U.S. immigrant population reached a record of 46.2 million, which is the highest number recorded in American history. In Rhode Island, one in five people is an immigrant, making up about 13% of the population. One non-profit organization, called the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, lends a helping hand to those immigrants by assisting them to settle in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

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How Safe Are Sanitation Products?

Diane K., journalist

Since the start of the pandemic, sanitation products have provided a barrier against the coronavirus for countless people around the world. As in-person activities increase close contact with other people in different environments, sanitation products have become more of an essential part of everyone’s lives. Due to this necessity, some people may wonder: how safe are they?

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Music Education During the Pandemic and Its Future

Diane K, journalist

Since the spread of the pandemic, music education has taken an unexpected turn from traditional methods of teaching as it is forced to cope with unprecedented changes. As more in-person activities slowly return, students and teachers are facing yet another unfamiliar hurdle of adjustments.

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Effects of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics

Diane K., journalist

 It is estimated that people have trillions of microbes externally and internally. Though it might not seem so, these microbes are a very essential part of everyone’s health. Good microorganisms such as probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics can confer many health benefits, making it a popular topic among many. Research has shown that foods containing probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics are beneficial to health in several ways.

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