House Bill 3-306

   House bill 3-306 is an act to ban the usage of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in manufactured products. According to section 1 Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a family of human-made chemicals used, and are included industries bought by consumers. The purpose of HB 3-306 is to ban all usage of all…

Senate Bill 1-107

          On Tuesday, November 26, a very interesting bill was passed by the Senate. The bill in question was Bill 1-107, an act to “Ban the Marriage of First Cousins in Colorado”. This was an interesting topic because few people know about inbreeding laws in their state. Does any one person…

Restaurants Banning Plastic Straws

      You may have heard that there are many restaurants which are banning plastic straws. The restaurants are also turning to paper straws. Paper straws are made out of wood pulp. Some of the better quality straws are made out of Kraft Paper. These straws are bio-based which means that they are renewable,…

An Overview of James Coleman’s Life

James Coleman is a man of faith and a current State Representative for the State of Colorado. Earlier this morning, he came in and spoke to all the delegates participating in the YIG 2019 session. He talked about his life, including how he became who he is today. To start off, he was born in…

Media Panel Reflection

If one were to define who a journalist is, one might say it is a  person who covers stories for newspapers, magazines, news websites, or prepares news to be broadcasted; however, behind all the cameras, computers, and pens, journalists have more than just this title. Journalists Patty Calhoun, Jesse Paul, and Audra Streetman share personal…

House Bill 1-103 

Today, in the chamber of the House of Representatives, bill 3-301 was passed. The bill is an act to “Change State Song to Careless Whisper”. Bill 3-301 would eliminate the current state song and replace it with the smooth song, Careless Whisper by George Michael.  The current state song of Colorado is, as Representative Willebrand…

An Overview of the House

       Today, as snow has begun to fall, the House and Senate came together from their committees and started to go through the bills that have been passed through their committees. The House has been really quiet with no one going up to speak. But, one speaker stands out, still, speaking on almost…

House Bill 4-405 is an act to reform the educational system by reevaluating standardized testing.

House Bill 4-405 is an act to reform the educational system by reevaluating standardized testing. According to the author’s bill, Helena Bednarski states that standardized testing has been shown to be ineffective and unnesseray opposed to project-based learning which teaches students how to approach real-world problems through their own research and knowledge. Project-based learning according…