U.S. Representative Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, last week announced the 2014 service academy nominees from California’s 10th district. Denham nominated 16 students from cities across the district to three of the country’s prestigious military academies.
Zachary Senn, a Modesto Junior College student and a member of The Bee’s Teens in the Newsroom program, is in Jakarta, Indonesia, interviewing families who work in Nike factories. For Thanksgiving, he was in Tokyo; Japan has a Thanksgiving holiday of its own, called Labor Thanksgiving Day.
As protesters across the country expressed their anger regarding the decision Monday by a Missouri grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the killing of a black, unarmed 18-year-old, teenagers watched violence unfold on Twitter and gave their opinions – an example of how powerful the social media tool can be.