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WORD OF THE WEEK
rue (verb): to regret extremely.
He had come to rue the day when he quit his job since he was struggling with finding a new one.
MATH PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
For a polynomial p(x), the value of p(3) is −2.
Which of the following must be true about p(x) ?
A) x − 5 is a factor of p(x).
B) x − 2 is a factor of p(x).
C) x + 2 is a factor of p(x)
D) The remainder when p(x) is divided by x − 3 is −2.
SCIENCE VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
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