With January being sex trafficking awareness month, Wesleyan wanted to spread awareness about the issue of sex trafficking through the Wesleyan School community. With the help of students and teachers, the school brought Eboni Belle, Director of Outreach and Operations at Street Grace, to come to Wesleyan and speak about sex trafficking. Belle talked about the grooming process, trafficker’s tactics, the “do’s and don’ts” and why being a careful and aware resident in Atlanta is crucial.
Peachtree Corners has been gearing up Technology Parkway for the past year to present its new 5G-enabled Curiosity Lab. It will not only help all forms of technology to be able to communicate with each other, but it will also help innovate the way technology is used. On Sept. 11, 2019, the Curiosity Lab officially opened to the public its 500-acre laboratory with new advanced technology, which includes a 1.5-mile-long test track that is being used to test autonomous vehicles on a public roadway.
The main purpose of this non-profit lab is designed to let many technological designers collaborate and get support from mentors and office space to help create their new startups that will hopefully be used shortly statewide. One of the main new excitements has been the Olli which is Local Motors self-driving shuttle that rides along Curiosity Lab’s test track.
On Oct. 1, 2019, two Olli shuttles were put to the test, transporting people all around Technology Parkway. Associate Director of the Curiosity Lab Caitlin Ferguson said, “Olli is a fully level five autonomous vehicle which means it is completely driving itself. It is taking data in, learning and making decisions as it goes.” This self- driving vehicle gives just a small glimpse of what the laboratory has to offer with all these new startups coming together. Keep Reading
In November 2018, the Yellow Vest Movement began organizing protests on the main streets of Paris. Despite having an ideology of peaceful protesting, Les Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) have demonstrated in a variety of ways, from destroying expensive shops on Les Champs Elysée to burning cars. Hearing about such a serious series of protest may leave one wondering; “Who are the Yellow Vests, and why are they so upset?” Keep Reading
Over the years, Peachtree Corners has been rising in population and will continue to boom due to the businesses and corporations that have been built in the popular city. Many large businesses have developed, and the new upcoming RaceTrac is no exception. While there are many popular places that students often visit after school, a question arose: Will RaceTrac become the new place to hang out or will QuikTrip continue to be the most popular gas station for snacks and gas after school? The new RaceTrac is currently being built and will be a 5,000 square-foot store that will sit on eight acres of land. It is expected to be finished being built, in 2020.
The people of Spain are divided, and soon the land may be divided too. For many years, people living in Catalonia, an upper region of Spain known for the famous city of Barcelona, have been trying to break away from the country and gain independence.