Robotic dog from Boston Dynamics can open door despite human interference

Good luck with your STEM day tomorrow, Mech Tech Dragons robotics team!


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Posted by on February 23, 2018 in news


After you see Black Panther, grab a book

Energized after seeing the new Black Panther action movie? Want to explore more worlds like Wakanda? Check out science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism by writers of color available from the MW Library. For more short stories, search literary magazines in JSTOR, AP Source, or PowerSearch.


If the movie’s title has you curious about the Black Panther Party or similar aspects of U.S. history, grab a book about one of those topics. You’ll also find relevant articles from a variety of perspectives in U.S. History in Context, PowerSearch, Virtual Reference Library, and AP Source.


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Posted by on February 23, 2018 in news


Collages in response to Elie Wiesel’s Night

Drop by the library to see collages created by students in Ms. Sheppard’s classes in response to Elie Wiesel’s holocaust memoir, Night. You will be moved.

No time to stop by in-person? Check out Ms. Sheppard’s digital gallery of collages.

two student collages in response to Elie Wiesel's Night

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Posted by on February 15, 2018 in news


3 resources to have handy when reading about the proposed federal budget

ombbudgetproposalfy2019The current administration recently published a proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sep. 30, 2019). Congress is responsible for actually passing a federal budget, so the budget that gets adopted often reflects several changes to the proposal initially put forward by the administration (as it did last year).

As you navigate related news, you’ll likely encounter articles with strong liberal or conservative spins. Verify claims made in such articles by checking source documents and seek contrasting viewpoints so you get a more complete story. Consider participating in the budget process by communicating with your legislators.

In addition to AP Source and PowerSearch which include publications from contrasting political perspectives, here are three sources to keep handy:

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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in news