Month: March 2021

SATIRE: UNC Charlotte uses science, logic to combat COVID-19 | Opinion

Author’s note: This is a satire article and does not include accurate information concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website or check out the Niner Times’ more factual reporting. 

Unprecedented, uncertain: Both novel words to describe the novel coronavirus. The past year has been a confusing time for all of us, but at least UNC Charlotte has made each decision with nothing but science in consideration. As we move closer to herd immunity and the end of the school year, let’s review some of the policies that have saved us all. 

Hallway arrows

Enter most UNC Charlotte buildings, and you will find arrows on the floor indicating which direction you should walk. They follow a complex epidemiological concept called “walk on the right.” This concept stems from the 100{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec} scientific fact that COVID-19 aerosol transmission only occurs in one direction. This way, when you pass

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‘OK Computer’ creators ‘sought a science fiction piece coming from India’

Creators Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty of the new sci-fi comedy series “OK Computer” feel it is time for us to become aware of how artificial intelligence is affecting life and lifestyle around us.

  ‘OK Computer’ creators ‘sought a science fiction piece coming from India’

Creators Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty of the new sci-fi comedy series “OK Computer” feel it is time for us to become aware of how artificial intelligence is affecting life and lifestyle around us.

“If science and technology is moving so fast, how quickly should civilisation, laws, lifestyle and structure change and be aware of these things? This was what we wanted to do with the show. The central premise of the show is that if AI kills a human being, who is to blame? Our life is surrounded by Artificial Intelligence. What will you do if your phone kills someone? These are very important

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State Board of Education discusses possible action against Epic Charter Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The State Board of Education is having a meeting where they’ll discuss possible action for Epic Charter Schools.

In October, a report by the state auditor found that Epic Charter Schools owed the state $11.2 million, most of it for overpaying administrative costs. 

The school hasn’t paid back the money, and the Board of Education is discussing what the next course of action will be.

In the meantime, some lawmakers have tried proposing bills to create more transparency.

“There were several bills run this session on the Democrat side, the Republican side, that would’ve said [to] education management organizations like Epic, ‘We need to know how you’re spending those dollars. These are tax payer dollars,” Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, said.

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Michigan Lottery added record $1.179B to School Aid Fund in 2020

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Lottery raised more than $1.179 billion for Michigan schools in fiscal year 2020.

This marks the sixth record-setting year in a row for lottery contributions to the School Aid Fund and the second consecutive year that the lottery has generated more than $1 billion for public education in a single fiscal year. 

“We continue to find ways to make historic investments in our classrooms in conjunction with the bipartisan budget that I signed last year to make the largest investment in K-12 education in the history of our state without raising taxes,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The governor continued, “The Michigan Lottery’s $1.179 billion contribution in education will add to this record investment to help our students, our teachers, and our communities thrive. For six years in a row, the Michigan Lottery has set records, and I am grateful to the players, retailers, vendors,

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