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Summer Reading Contest Week 7: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 7: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Welcome to the seventh week of our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on July 31 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4: On ‘Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities.’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4: On ‘Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus...

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WinnerMarcella Rodio, 16, from River Dell High School in Oradell, New Jersey chose an article headlined “Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities” and wrote:Learning that Latinos are making up a disproportionate and large number of coronavirus cases in the US, makes my heart sink to the pit of…
Summer Reading Contest Week 6: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 6: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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wesley morrisJenna.jenna worthamYes, baby.wesley morrisIt has been some summer.jenna worthamMm.wesley morrisGeorge Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minn., on Memorial Day.jenna worthamRight.wesley morrisWe are now in July. And a lot of things have happened in the wake of his death.jenna worthamMm. Mm-hm, mm-hm.wesley morrisThey are mind-blowing to think about.jenna worthamRight.wesley morrisIs your seat belt on?jenna worthamI’m…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3: On ‘NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3: On ‘NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black...

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Chandini chose the article “NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson”, which detailed the remarkable career of an aeronautical engineer, and wrote:If I said I was an Indian-American girl and interested in STEM, I doubt anyone reading this would be in shock. I guess my love for math and science makes…
Summer Reading Contest Week 5: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 5: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest enters its fifth week!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on July 17 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and live in…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 2: On ‘Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor, Dies at 60’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 2: On ‘Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor,...

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WinnerZachary Hommel, 17, from Cornwall Central High School in New Windsor, N.Y. chose the obituary, “Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor, Dies at 60” from a series about those who have died from the coronavirus pandemic, and wrote:It was an evening in early March, following the end of our Youth Symphony rehearsal. I went…
Summer Reading Contest Winner Week 1: On ‘I’m a Black American. I Had to Get Out.’

Summer Reading Contest Winner Week 1: On ‘I’m a Black American. I Had to...

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WinnerUla Ekmecic, 16, from Roosevelt High School in Seattle chose an Opinion essay headlined “I’m a Black American. I Had to Get Out” and wrote:Tiffanie Drayton fled to Trinidad to escape racism in America. All my friends have to do is re-curate their Instagram feeds. I live in rich, white, North Seattle. Since the outcry…
Summer Reading Contest Week 3: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 3: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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“Black trans lives matter!” “Black trans lives matter!” “Black trans lives matter!” “So let me tell you something: Voguing has always been a protest. The dance itself, in all of its campy glory, has always been about, ‘Look at me. I’m here. I matter, and look what I can do.’ So doing it on the…
Summer Reading Contest Week 4: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 4: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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The United States is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world. People who aren’t wealthy have less chance of success and less chance for their children to succeed. When you talk about fixing these things, though, people freak out. Taxing the rich? Helping the poor? To many Americans, that smells like socialism.…
Summer Reading Contest Week 2: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 2: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Welcome to Week Two of our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest.This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on June 26 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and live…

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