1. Gangnam style? Not in N. Korea
Los Angeles Times, 10/12/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30
If you haven't heard of Gangnam Style, you've probably been living under a rock for the last few months. Either that or you've been living in North Korea. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acoustic, antiquated, blockade, disconcert, fathom, infectious, lexicon, parody, permeate, regime, and surreptitious.
2. A high-stakes battle for higher education
Los Angeles Times, 10/9/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45
This past week, the Supreme Court took up the issue of affirmative action again as part of the highly controversial Fisher v. University of Texas case. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bigotry, civic, consensus, expend, holistic, litigation, precedent, sanction, speculation, undermine, and vestigial.
3. The case for Prop. 37
Los Angeles Times, 10/11/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32
The key question for Prop 37 is whether consumers have the right to know if their food is produced using genetic engineering. Learn more and pick up some key vocabulary words including alleged, beneficiary, combative, emeritus, herbicide, mandatory, premise, proposition, sacred, toxic, and vitriolic.
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