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Amy Coney Barrett, Conservative Judge, Confirmed to the Supreme Court

November 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, has been confirmed by the Senate. Her staunch conservatism and Christian values have...

Unsteady Ground: What Happens When a Leader is Compromised

Unsteady Ground: What Happens When a Leader is Compromised
October 30, 2020

On October 2nd, the nation erupted with breaking news from the White House--the president had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington...

Kamala Harris: A Look Into Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President
October 2, 2020

First South Asian-American senator in history. Second African American woman to serve as a senator. First Black American and the first woman to serve as attorney general of California. These titles all...

Slightly Audible but Powerfully Spoken: Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Slightly Audible but Powerfully Spoken: Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 2, 2020

As many dwell on the loss of one of our nation's greatest Supreme Court justices, we must remember to recognize and celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s marvelous triumphs. From a challenging early life,...

Anatomy of a Movement–Black Lives Matter: From Its Creation to the 2020 Protests

Anatomy of a Movement--Black Lives Matter: From Its Creation to the 2020 Protests
September 30, 2020

The acquittal of George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s murderer, not only sent shockwaves throughout the country, but also inspired the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. The creators of the Black...

Remembering an Icon– Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Remembering an Icon-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy
September 30, 2020

The Supreme Court robes were built for men. They are a uniform black, with pleats built into the seams. There is a distinct gap at the top of the robe where a tie would usually go, and upon this realization,...

How Does Social Media Impact the Perception of Global News?

How Does Social Media Impact the Perception of Global News?
February 26, 2020

For good or bad, social media has undeniably had a large impact on journalism. It has made the spread of news more rapid and to a larger audience, but at the expense of credibility and true news reporting....

How We Got Here: A Timeline of Events Leading up to Iran’s Female Olympic Medalist’s Decision to Defect

In the past few weeks, tensions between the Iranian and American governments have escalated quickly. An embassy was broken into, missiles were fired, a plane has been shot down, and an Iranian athlete defected to the Netherlands. Here’s what you missed. 
January 30, 2020

December 29, 2019 11am EST: The United States strikes 5 facilities in Iraq and Syria connected to an Iranian-backed militia, Kataib Hezbollah, killing 24 militants. December 31, 2019: Thousands of militia...

Presidential Election Update

Presidential Election Update
November 24, 2019

As we reach less than one year until the Presidential Election, many Democrat candidates are rallying to defeat and succeed Donald Trump (presumably the GOP front-runner). Assumptions that all 20 candidates...

AirPods and Other Apple Products Becoming Obsolete?

AirPods and Other Apple Products Becoming Obsolete?
October 29, 2019

With the Apple AirPods turning three years old in September, speculation has risen about a third-generation AirPods set as it is said to be released at the end of 2019. Rumors have been flying around on...

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