“The March for Our Lives students marked the beginning of a year of youth activism.” The New Yorker: From Parkland to Sunrise: A Year of Extraordinary Youth Activism.

+ Thousands of teens have gone on strike from schools across Europe to demand action on climate change. (I knew someone would locate the real emergency.)

+ “The Senate on Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments.”

+ “Susan Gordon was asleep on the second floor early Thursday when the mudslide lifted her home off its foundation, breaking it apart and pushing it down a hillside — with her inside.” She somehow only suffered cuts and bruises and no one else was hurt. (For me, this one qualifies as local news.)

+ OK, I buried the lede on this section: McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Is Back—Here’s How to Find One.

+ Taco Bell worker writes a feel-good message in each take-out order. (Every little bit helps…)

+ 19-year-old bioengineering major David Aguilar, aka Hand Solo, has built himself a series of prosthetic arms out of Lego.

+ 5-Year-Old Logan Brinson Couldn’t Find a Library Near Him—So He Opened One Himself. (When I was five, I’m pretty sure I was still wearing pull-ups…)