National parks celebrate Halloween fun

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Announcements, General

National parks celebrate Halloween fun

GritoBlast! — The cracking sound of a twig in the distance. The menacing hoot of a lone owl in the pitch-black night. The inexplicable creak of a floorboard in an empty historic building. It doesn’t take an overactive imagination to be spooked by the sometimes eerie nature of our nation’s national parks! This month, several sites across the country embrace fall’s ghoulish festival of Halloween as they welcome visitors for fun (and some even hair-raising) events! If...

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National coffee company creates college scholarships for Latino students

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in General, Scholarships

National coffee company creates college scholarships for Latino students

GritoBlast! — Café Bustelo has announced plans to open pop-up cafés at college campuses across the country, to entice students of Latino descent to enjoy their heritage brand as well as to compete for some $45,000 in scholarships. In Las Vegas, Café Bustelo will participate in the Life is Beautiful Festival from Oct. 24 to 26. Campuses to be visted include Pace University in New York City, the University of Houston, the University of California at Santa Barbara. Café...

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A public conversation on education reform to be live streamed October 11 in first-ever event

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in General

A public conversation on education reform to be live streamed October 11 in first-ever event

GritoBlast — On Saturday October 11, beginning at noon, a first-ever event – sponsored by Public Education Nation – will address the reality of what “education reform” is bringing to America: • Shuttered neighborhood schools • Corporate charter takeovers of whole communities • Reams and reams of testing that reduce our students’ opportunities to learn • New standards and accountability measures that disregard the voices of parents and teachers People are...

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University study finds women living near highway at risk for higher hypertension

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in General

University study finds women living near highway at risk for higher hypertension

GritoBlast — New research indicates that the closer a post-menopausal woman lives to a major roadway, the greater her risk of having high blood pressure. The finding, which accounts for a wide variety of possible confounding factors, adds to concerns that traffic exposure may present public health risks. In a study of the San Diego metropolitan area, Brown University researchers discovered that women who lived within 100 meters (328 feet) of a highway or major road had a 22...

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New broadband network targets girls across the globe

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in General

New broadband network targets girls across the globe

GritoBlast — There’s a new broadband television network hitting screens that is committed to one audience — girls! TV4 Entertainment and GlobalGirl Media announce the launch of the GlobalGirl Media Network. Promising to broadcast stories “Putting Girls At The Center Of The Story,” the network, which officially launches Oct. 11 on International Day of the Girl, hopes to ignite social change and create conversation for girls and young women across the globe. Known for...

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