Hiroshima’s Tragedy

In August of 1945 during World War 2, the American military dropped a 16-kilotonne atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This decision absolutely destroyed a thriving city while killing about 140,000 people while leaving survivors damaged for the rest of their days due to the nuclear radiation.

Although the decision to drop the bomb helped end the war in the Pacific, there is still low levels of radiation in the area but does not have harm to human bodies.The survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings are known in Japan as hibakusha. There are about 83,000 people living in Hiroshima today.

Hiroshima’s Earth Time-lapse 1984-2016

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Chicago Bulls Salary Ranks 2018-19

When anyone gives some thought to the Chicago Bulls and championships they’ve acquired, everyone usually looks back to the Bulls in the 90’s.This team is highlight by legendary players like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Denis Rodman. Now when we think of the Bulls we get hit with great sadness thinking about what could’ve been if Derrick Rose stayed healthy.The Chicago Bulls are currently rebuilding their once glorified basketball team. Although injuries and coaching staff have somewhat tainted the team in the past, they look to bounce back as contenders to make it to the NBA Finals again.

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A lot of people have unfortunately lost strong beliefs that the Bulls can be a premier team in the NBA again, at least not for awhile. This simple chart shows all the new names on the roster while taking a different approach and ranking the players by how much their salary consists of. Basketball-Reference is a great source to get updated on your favorite team, or even explore the league if you’d like. The site information ranges from attendance, salaries, player statistics, team statistics etc. You can view the salary graph here.

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Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

 

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

 

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.


“We do not want anyone denied that opportunity because of finances,” Quinn said. “We can’t afford to lose all the talent that exists, all the ability that exists for higher education to help our economy and to help all of us, because there are financial challenges that deny someone the opportunity to go to community college or a four-year university — public and private — in our state.”

Quinn was joined by several Illinois college students, including DePaul Student Government Association Vice President Casey Clemmons.


“Every year over 5,000 DePaul students receive MAP grants, and just like the students who have already spoken here today, all of these DePaul students rely on this funding in order to continue their college careers,” Clemmons said.


“Because the number of Illinois students eligible to receive MAP is currently increasing, existing funding does not allow the state to assist all the eligible students. As a result, without action by the Illinois state leadership, more DePaul students than ever will see their MAP funding disappear this year and more

DePaul students than ever will be forced to give up their education due to finances.”

More than 150,000 students nationally receive MAP grants each year.

 

Clemmons told the audience that on Tuesday, DePaul’s SGA unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Illinois general assembly and the governor to ensure the longevity of the MAP program.  He read the resolution aloud and presented a copy to Quinn. 

 

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Ken Thomas, a University of Illinois Board of Trustees student member, MAP recipient and University of Illinois Chicago student, told how he wouldn’t be where he is today if it wasn’t for the MAP grant.


“My mom, when I was in high school, had to work two jobs just to keep food on the table,” Thomas said, “and if we didn’t have [the] MAP program like we do today, I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today; graduating with a degree, hoping to be a productive member of society.” 


Having a productive and functioning society and economy is what Quinn says it’s all about.


“Jobs follow brainpower,” he said. “We want to make sure we have smart people in Illinois. Well skilled, well-educated students coming out of college with graduate degrees and diplomas so they can create jobs, create new businesses,” he said. “Our goal in Illinois is to have at leas

t 60 percent of the adults in our state with a college degree or college associate degree or career certificate by the year 2025. In order to achieve we have to make sure we have a good scholarship program.”


Clemmons said that in order for that to happen, state legislatures need to reflect upon the question, “What must be done?” and do what’s required.