Staycation & Spiderman


Going somewhere?

Planning to take a trip before school starts in the fall? Or maybe just a weekend getaway? Summer jobs, internships, and school can take a lot out of you, so make sure you plan a break every now and then!

There are lots of cheap destinations for vacations (or stay-cations!) all over the US. If you don’t already go to a college that’s in a big city, head to the nearest one! They usually have museums, aquariums, zoos, and local attractions that are fairly cheap. Plus, cities almost always have tons of great Airbnb or VRBO style rentals, so you can get a great place to stay at a low cost. Staying in the US will give you cheaper options for travel as well, whether you fly, drive, or take a train.

Take it easy

Spiderman, spiderman…

If you’re like me, you’re… really tired of Spiderman. Sorry y’all, but this is the third reboot in the last 10 years.

So… last night, I went to see the new one. I’ve seen all the Marvel movies so far, and this one’s going to tie in, so I steeled myself up for the same old story… again.

And I was pleasantly surprised! If you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t give much away, but suffice it to say it was a great movie, and they did a wonderful job of making it as original as possible while staying true to a very famous and valuable character.

Tom Holland, a 21-year-old British actor, plays a goofy, lovable, awkward teenage Peter Parker in a very believable way. It’s as lighthearted as most of the Marvel movies have been, but the story stays front and center the entire time.

Want a more thorough review? Click below to check it out.

…does whatever a spider can

In the News This Week:

G20 Summit: in case you missed, it the G20 summit is happening in Germany this weekend. What’s that? Oh, just a meeting between the leaders of the 19 wealthiest nations in the world + the European Union. Casual.

Beachgate: New Jersey governor Chris Christie closed several beaches in the state over the 4th of July weekend… then used one of the closed beaches himself. People are not. happy.

Smart babies: smartphones, smartcars, smarthomes… smart babies? Jk, not about to have robo-babies or anything. But apparently some people think that babies can learn concepts like rocket science and quantum physics.

  From the Blog  

Top Computer Science Programs for Women
Despite massive growth in computer science employment opportunities over the past decade, women are still highly underrepresented. In fact, according to a report from Fortune, the number of female computing professionals has fallen by 35% since 1990. In 2013, women represented only 26% of all computer science professionals. In an effort to turn this male-dominated field into a more gender-balanced industry, many changes have started to take place. To start, there’s been a push from organizations such as  Girls Who Code and Girls, Inc. to encourage female students to become interested and involved in technology at an earlier age. And at the college level, universities have begun to tailor their computer science programs to be more inclusive. These efforts seem to be making a difference with the percentage of female students completing a computer science degree increasing by 76% over the past five years. We took a look at the top-ranked U.S. universities for computer science that are also offering an inclusive environment for female students looking to enter into the industry.

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