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Hollywood gets wildfires all wrong — to the frustration of firefighters

A study from the climate change storytelling consultancy Good Energy and USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center found less than 3% of the more than 37,000 analyzed movie and TV scripts written between 2016 and 2020 made any reference to climate change. But scenes featuring discussions about climate change or fire control methods, such as raking leaves off a lawn, don’t exactly make for scintillating screen time.

Title IX trailblazer: Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast
During a PolarTREC outreach trip in the Arctic, Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast displays a flag made by a teacher of one of the Joint Educational Project’s partner schools, Vermont Elementary. (Photo/Courtesy of Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast)

Trojan trailblazer draws inspiration from role models to encourage the next generation of STEM students

TITLE IX: “The concepts that Title IX embodies are really central to our STEM programs at the USC Joint Educational Project,” says Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast of the USC Joint Educational Project.