Population Youth / 2015 September 06

Daily Archives: September 6, 2015

The Chinese Roller-coaster Explained

The Chinese stock market has taken a tumble in the last few weeks and has been down nearly 40% since mid-June. This has caused panic in global financial markets. However, this has to be given some context. Chinese stocks have nearly trebled in the last year (up to June 2015). A fall of 40% does…

Bombing the SAT

The SAT’s are a standardised test taken by graduating high school students applying to the United States for college. The creators of this test, College Board, recently announced that the results for students who took their SAT this year. These tests yielded the lowest average SAT score in the last decade. Only around 40% of…

Thank You for Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Last year, the infamous ice bucket challenge took over all forms of social media. Celebrities and teenagers poured a bucket of ice on themselves to spread awareness of a disease called A.L.S. otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease which is a neurodegenerative ailment. Initially this challenge got a lot of criticism as people said that…

What is the European Migrant Crisis?

Over the last couple of months thousands of migrants have been fleeing their countries to come and seek asylum in Europe. The majority of these migrants are from Syria,fleeing a civil war. While  others are from countries such as Mali and Eritrea (dictatorship). Since January over 350,000 migrants have come hoping to get the protection…

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