Vol. 5 Issue 25 | June 21, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Denied Admission What it is: Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv’s admittance to Harvard was rescinded when a series of racist comments in an old Googl…

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Vol. 5 Issue 24 | June 14, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Sex Talk 2.0 What it is: The awkward, painful, dreaded “sex talk” is getting a reboot, equipping you to better talk with your kids about sex and its place…

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Vol. 5 Issue 23 | June 7, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Black Mirror What it is:Season five of Netflix’s sinister drama set in a nihilistic future dropped Wednesday and features a cameo episode starring Miley C…

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Vol. 5 Issue 22 | May 31, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Axis Giving Day! What it is: Each week, Melanie and I research, write, and give The Culture Translator to you and 56,000 other families in over 55 countri…

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Vol. 5 Issue 21 | May 24, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Nightmare What it is: Singer Halsey’s new single and music video (watch at your own risk!) is catchy, angry, and an anthem for women. Why it’s not a dream…

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Vol. 5 Issue 20 | May 17, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Senior Fever What it is: As seniors approach their last few days of high school, we face a startling realization: This summer is possibly the last time th…

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Vol. 5 Issue 19 | May 10, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. YOLO App What it is: A brand new, third-party app that works with Snapchat to allow users to anonymously respond to other users’ questions. Why it’s huge:…

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Vol. 5 Issue 18 | May 3, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Gen Z’s First Family? What it is: In the upcoming 2020 Presidential election millennials and their Gen Z counterparts are poised to be the largest e…

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Vol. 5 Issue 17 | April 26, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. We Love the Earth What it is: To celebrate “Earth Day,” Lil Dickey, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Ariana Grande released a climate chang…

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Vol. 5, Issue 16 | April 19, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. KIDS Act What it is: A proposed piece of legislation for better protecting young children online. Why it’s exciting: The Kids Internet Design and Sa…

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Vol. 5 Issue 15 | April 12, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. After What it is: A new movie coming out today (April 12) based on an awful work of fan fiction that romanticizes abusive and unhealthy relationships…

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Vol. 5 Issue 14 | April 5, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. MLK & Gen Z What it is: 51 years ago yesterday, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on his hotel balcony in Memphis, TN for championing equal righ…

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Vol. 5, Issue 13 | March 29, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. 17 + 2 What it is: Two more Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have died—this time by suicide. Why it’s heartbreaking: Recent graduate Sydney Aiello…

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Vol. 5, Issue 12 | March 22, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Gonna Be Like You, DadWhat it is: Pew Research has 7 key findings about how parents of teenagers feel about and manage their kids’ smartphone and so…

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Vol. 5, Issue 11 | March 15, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. The Gospel According to Rachel Hollis What it is: The best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face has a new book called Girl, Stop Apologizing that…

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Vol. 5, Issue 10 | March 8, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Rape Day What it is: After lots of backlash and a Change.org petition, video game distribution platform Steam has decided not to distribute Rape Day,…

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Vol. 5, Issue 9 | March 1, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Is Momo Back? What it is: The insidious Momo Challenge, which encourages participants to self-harm and even commit suicide, is allegedly resurfacing in se…

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Vol. 5, Issue 8 | February 22, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Ariana Mania What it is: This week, Ariana Grande became the first artist since the Beatles in 1964 to hold the top 3 spots on Billboard’s Hot 100….

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Vol. 5 Issue 7 | February 15, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Mirrorworld What it is: The next big tech platform isn’t text- or image-based. It’s not even screen-based. It’s actually a parallel world in which bytes a…

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Vol. 5 Issue 6 | February 8, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Papal Confession What it is: On Tuesday, Pope Francis finally acknowledged the global sexual abuse crisis that has haunted the Roman Catholic church for d…

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Vol. 5 Issue 5 | February 2, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. We’re In This Together What it is: My daughter recently turned 14, got a smartphone, and all of a sudden, stuff just got real! Why it’s always personal: E…

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Vol. 5 Issue 4 | January 25, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. NewsGuard What it is: A web browser extension that aims to detect fake news not via algorithm, but by having real humans review an article, the site, and…

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Vol. 5 Issue 3 | January 18, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Gen Z & the “L” Word What it is: Pew Research believes today’s teens may be the “most liberal” generation to date. Why it’s maybe not what you think: …

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Vol. 5 Issue 2 | January 11, 2019

Three Things This Week 1. Teens Fight Back What it is: Meme accounts on Instagram, many of which are run by teens, are spamming certain hashtags to thwart child p*rnographers’ effo…

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