Category : News

Charlie Hebdo Terror Attacks: the Consequences

On January 7th, 2015, Cherif and Said Kouachi killed the contributors to French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo for their caricatures of Muhammad. They had ties to Al-Qaeda in Yemen, through which it is believed their attacks were planned. This is…

0 Comments / 271 View / January 16, 2015

The Other Minority That Russia Banned From Driving That Nobody Is Talking About

When BBC broke the news that Russia has allegedly banned people with “gender identity disorders,” like transgender people, from driving, American media erupted in a wave of disapproval at Russia’s anti-LGBT policies. Russia, a country that has banned “homosexual propaganda”…

0 Comments / 204 View / January 12, 2015

Sia Apologizes for Controversial Music Video “Electric Heart”

Yesterday, Sia released the music video for her new song “Elastic Heart,” featuring 12 year-old Maddie Ziegler, of Dance Moms fame, and 28 year-old Shia LaBeouf. Clad in the same nude leotard and platinum leotard that she wore during Sia’s…

1 Comment / 854 View / January 8, 2015

Paris Magazine Office Attacked And This Isn’t the First Time.

At least 12 people have been killed today after three masked gunmen attacked the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo building in Paris. As many as five people were left in critical condition. The gunmen had entered the office around midday,…

0 Comments / 77 View / January 7, 2015

NYS Bans Fracking Citing Health Concerns

After much debate, New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced on Wednesday December 17th that the state would ban fracking. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of recovering gas and oil from shale rock by drilling into the ground and…

3 Comments / 84 View / January 5, 2015

Top Tools Online to Keep Up with the News

When my frustrated U.S. Government classmates asked my teacher why he quizzed us on current events, he responded with a very simple, but powerful, question: “Would you want your kids to know who the mayor of Los Angeles is?” Everyone…

0 Comments / 101 View / January 2, 2015

Expectations for Our Nation’s New Top Doc

After what seemed like forever, the wait is now over. The long delayed confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as our nation’s next surgeon general has shown that there can be life after death, and ushers in an opportunity to refocus…

0 Comments / 145 View / December 31, 2014

“My Death Needs to Mean Something” writes Leelah Alcorn. Tweets of Support Follow

Leelah Alcorn, 17, was a transgender teenager living in Ohio, who wrote a heartbreaking and poignant suicide note. She was active on the popular website Tumblr, and then put the note in her Tumblr queue. Then she walked 3 or…

0 Comments / 209 View / December 30, 2014

The 12 Events that Shaped 2014

[section_title title=First page title] As 2014 comes to a close, it is crucial to review 12 of the most historical or most talked about events to have occurred throughout the year; one from each month. January 2014: Protests in Ukraine…

0 Comments / 400 View / December 25, 2014

Man Shot in Missouri. Potential Comparisons to Ferguson?

On the night before Christmas Eve, an armed 18-year-old was shot in the St. Louis suburb of Berkley in the state of Missouri. Identified as Antonio Martin, this teen has been said to be robbing a Mobil gas station. Following…

0 Comments / 33 View / December 24, 2014