Helen Broad

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Helen Broad
Helen is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia where she double majored in English and Political Science. Her favorite place to read is in a coffee shop with a 'cuppa' tea and a pastry. Helen is currently working with's Emerging Writers Fellowship Program for Students.

Lord of the Flies Meets National Treasure: 7th Grade Revolution Puts Kids in Charge

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On Halloween, the entire 7th grade of Washington Academy Middle School is brought together for an assembly and told there has been a successful revolution. The students will now make all the decisions for the 7th grade and the only requirements is that they must stay within state and federal law. However, outside of those parameters, everything else is fair game. Immediately, leaders emerge, groups are formed and the students try to determine how best to manage their newfound power. A revolution is not the only exciting event to take place this Halloween, the students also discover a hidden cavern beneath their school where the loyalties of our Founding Fathers are questioned and the history books might not be giving…

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‘A Nation of Immigrants’: The International Emmys Shines a Spotlight on Immigration in America

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“No human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” ~Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner, Holocaust survivor, Author of Night  and Presenter at the 28th Emmy Awards The International Emmys will take place this year in November with Maz Jobrani hosting. Jobrani is a comedian whose new special Immigration premiered on Netflix in August. He is one of many in entertainment to draw attention to the plight of immigrants in our country. Entertainers such as Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato, and Khalid have lent their voices in support of immigrants, as have a number of writers. With DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)…

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