On August 27th, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that they were investigating approximately 94 cases of illnesses related to vaping in 14 states (CDC). What started as a relatively small issue has turned into a full fledged conflict, affecting many individuals across the nation. As of September 26th, there have been 805 reported illnesses related to vaping from 46 states, and 12 lives … Continue reading Unearthed Dangers of Vaping
“People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction” (1:05 – 1:14 PBS Newshour). These are the words of 16 year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who has motivated over a million young people worldwide. Her first big public appearance was sailing across the Atlantic from Plymouth, Britain, to New York City to attend the … Continue reading The Follosal Failure
Everyone in the country knows just how important the president is. They make laws, represent our country, and are essentially the face of the American people. It’s no wonder everyone has such a vested interest in who’s next in the up and coming 2020 election. As for the election, there are far more democratic candidates to choose from this year, so it’s important to know … Continue reading Who’s Who: Top 5 Democratic Candidates for President
For most Americans, the word “Brexit” is a distant memory. It was June, 2016 when former Prime Minister David Cameron posed a referendum to the UK: leave the European Union (EU) or stay. By an incredibly small margin, the UK voted to leave. Three years later, Britain has yet to actually depart from the EU. Cameron left office after the referendum and left Brexit negotiations … Continue reading Boris Boggled by Brexit
On September 24, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This is a result of the Whistleblower complaint which dominated news outlets in the days leading up to the formal inquiry. A conversation between Donald Trump and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, sparked a whistleblower to report President Trump to the Inspector General, alleging that he abused his … Continue reading Johnson, Clinton…Trump?
On May 6th, Israel was once again in the news for conflict with Gaza, a Palestinian, Hamas-controlled compound. That Saturday, a Gaza sniper had killed two Israeli soldiers and four Palestinians (NY Times). On the following Sunday, Hamas “launched 600 rockets into Israel”, resulting in Israel retaliating with airstrikes into Gaza (CNBC). Israel aimed their airstrike at over 200 militant targets in Gaza and known … Continue reading Continued Conflict in Israel
On May 6th, the 21st annual Met Gala was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, fashion’s biggest night followed the theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion”, taking inspiration from Susan Sontag’s acclaimed essay, Notes on Camp. The event, also known as the “Super Bowl of Fashion,” kicked off the Costume Institute’s Annual Fashion Exhibit. To fashion lovers, the first Monday of May … Continue reading The Best and Worst of the 2019 Met Gala