Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic:
A few details:— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 30, 2018
It's part of Akron Public Schools, not a charter or private school.
Opens with 240 students - 120 third and 120 fourth-graders and will add grades until it's 1-8 by 2022.
School year is from July 30-May 17, plus a seven-week summer school for learning retention.
Current Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, (still feels weird) has helped open up a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The fact that James worked with the Akron Public Schools administration, instead of bypassing that route for charter or private school status, is a feat in and of itself. This might possibly be my favorite charitable act that an athlete has ever accomplished.
The longer school year (10 and a half months!) helps at-risk Akron youth stay in a structured environment for longer while also getting an all-around education. The school will also provide a summer course to help with educational retention and provide social services to the students’ families.
Tonight’s (off) topic: Big Mac Turns 50
It's not exactly pennies from heaven, but McDonald’s is planning to make it rain coins to celebrate the Big Mac’s 50th anniversary. https://t.co/aBoJfIiqlo— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) July 30, 2018
If you head over to a McDonald’s on Thursday, August 2nd and get yourself a Big Mac, you will receive a MacCoin, which will get you a free Big Mac! All of this hamburger-related currency hoopla center around the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac being introduced at McDonald’s. I have never had a Big Mac, but this figure is insane:
McDonald’s sold 1.3 billion Big Macs last year, according to the chain.
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