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Major Uprising in Brazil

In 2013 there was a major uprising in Brazil because of the high prices in public transportation. The big riots were mainly lead by “Movimento Passe Livre” which was an organization that had been fighting for the right to free public transportation since 2005. This group of people feel that public transportation should be free so that is what they are fighting for. Not only were they trying to raise prices on public transportation ┬ábut they had just spent millions of dollars on a new football stadium and protesters felt that that money should go to places like schools and hospitals instead. It was on the news and the media which kept everyone else up with what was going on and would go out and support.





STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and math. Some people think that someone who take up a degree in a STEM subjects will get paid less in their career but that isn’t true. People who take up STEM subjects actually get paid more then people who don’t take up a STEM subject and there is a smaller salary gap between women and men. Most people who take up STEM end up getting more then a bachelors degree in subjects that aren’t STEM and most people who have STEM degrees don’t even end up in a STEM job. So that myth about people with STEM degrees get paid less isn’t true. It’s the total opposite.


Is there such a thing as civic duty?

Civic duty is good citizenship. To obey the laws, pay taxes, to join the military if you are needed, community service, and more. I feel like this stuff should be done. If you are a citizen of the United states you should be able to give when you have and offer when times are hard. Stand up and take a roll in something. If everyone in the U.S does something little it will all add up. You should obey the rules because they are there to keep us safe and to keep everything in order. Paying taxes actually helps us out the U.S around your neighborhood. Fighting for your country is like saying thanks so if you are needed then you should join the military. Doing community service helps you, your family, and your neighborhood to look better and safer. Civic duty is just like saying you appreciate everything. Like a thanks.