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Daily Reader: Edition #247

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why some schools are banning Halloween celebrations; SNL's Kenan Thompson and the controversy over black female comedians; and, why homemade food is the latest food fad.

1. From the Department of Petty Controversies: Schools Cancel Halloween
Time, 10/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: From the Department of Petty Controversies: Schools Cancel Halloween

Some schools around the U.S. are banning Halloween celebrations due to "safety" concerns and even "religious" concerns! Read more and learn vocabulary words like generic, obtuse, pedagogical, roiled, secular, and vague.

2. SNL's Kenan Thompson and the Invisible Black Women of Comedy
The Daily Beast, 10/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Daily Beast: SNL's Kenan Thompson and the Invisible Black Women of Comedy

Saturday Night Live comedian, Kenan Thompson, recently made a controversial statement saying that many black female comedians just weren't good enough to be on SNL. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abysmal, brigade, inception, notable, upright, and zeitgeist.

3. Homemade Is the New Organic
The Atlantic, 10/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

The Atlantic: Homemade Is the New Organic

What's the latest food fad? Homemade food! Read more about the retro-food movement that prizes home cooking and learn vocabulary words like faction, feeble, inundated, paltry, resurgence, and virtue.

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