Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) opens Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Starting the 2021-2022 school year, Texas has made it a requirement to have filled out a FAFSA and a TASFA in order for seniors to graduate. Students who wish not to participate can fill out an opt-out form and submit the form to their counselor.

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In Bessemer, AL employees of the Amazon Fulfillment Center-BHM1 were fighting to unionize to achieve a better working environment. Voting ended for warehouse workers on Mon. March 29. The vote concluded that BHM1 will not be able to unionize. Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) plans to challenge the election results. The union intends to file objections over Amazon’s unfair labor practice charges and their election conduct with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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