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The Royal Wedding- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Congratulations are in order! Over the weekend, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, got married to Meghan Markle, an American actress. This event is historical for a few reasons. First, Meghan Markle is an American Actress, and she does not come from royalty. Second, Meghan Markle is half African-American, making her the first African American Duchess of Sussex, or any member of royalty.  Meghan identifies as a feminist and didn’t want to be “given away” to Harry. She arrived at the Chapel on her own and was accompanied by Prince Charles, her father-in-law, down the aisle.  In addition, she has been previously married, something that is considered taboo in the royal family. She wore a beautiful Givenchy gown and spent months working with the designer. Congratulations to the new couple!

By: Lauren Dinardo

Jada Pickett Smith and Hair Loss

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

In the latest episode of her Facebook chat show, Red Table Talk, Jada Pickett Smith opened up about her battle with hair loss. She has been wearing a headscarf recently, and she addressed questions about it in her show. She first suspected something was wrong when she kept losing hair in the shower and proceeded to cut her hair in fear of going bald. She admitted that the topic was difficult to discuss, as she adored her hair and taking care of it was a “beautiful ritual” for her. Whenever she stresses about her hair loss, she remembers those diagnosed with cancer. Even though she misses her hair, she feels like a queen whenever she wears a headscarf. Good luck to Jada while she embarks on this scary journey of hair loss.

By: Lauren Dinardo

Ariana Grande has a new boyfriend: Pete Davidson from SNL!

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson

Just last week, it was revealed that Ariana Grande and longtime boyfriend, Mac Miller, had split. They broke up after attending Coachella together in April. The split seemed to be a surprise to the public, but according to a source, the relationship was over long before Coachella. According to the same source, Ariana is in a much better place following the split. Mac Miller doesn’t seem to be in a happy place like Ariana is, as he just got arrested for DUI last week. Now, Ariana Grande has a new boyfriend: Pete Davidson from SNL! Pete recently broke it off with his long-time girlfriend last week, so Ariana isn’t the only one in this relationship that’s fresh out of another one. Ariana and Pete have known each other since 2016, when Ariana hosted Saturday Night Live. We don’t know how they reconnected, but it’s exciting! Right now, it is very casual, but they are both very happy. Congratulations!

By: Lauren Dinardo

Superman’ actress Margot Kidder passes away

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

A staple of the original live action Superman saga, Margot Kidder charmed the world as Lois Lane. She began her career in the 1960’s, but found mainstream success in 1978 where she starred in Superman alongside Christopher Reeves. She acted in all of the three original Superman Sequels and had a very successful career. She starred in The Amityville Horror (1979), as well as performances in The Heartaches (1981) and a 2015 Emmy nomination for her role in R.L.Stine’s The Haunting Hour. Kidder was born in Canada, but received her United States citizenship in 2005. Along with acting, she had been an activist for liberal and democratic causes, and was even arrested in 2011 at an oil pipeline protest. The end of her life she had moved to Montana to spend time with her family and grandchildren. She passed away at the age of 69. She will be remembered fondly for her acting career and her dedication.

 

By Daniel Sproviero

Kim did what: Kardashian star advertising appetite suppressant

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Body positivity is all over these days, being able to feel comfortable in your skin, and the way you are. These little kids who look up to these beautiful celebrities want to be just like them but what they don’t realize is that it is nearly impossible. Kim Kardashian West has been greatly criticized for her recent photo on Instagram which showed her sucking on a lollipop that is supposedly an appetite suppressant. The reality TV star, shared to her 11 million followers that the lollipops, “are literally unreal” The sales for the lollipops made by Flat Tummy Co have been increasing at a rapid rate ever since the post was put out there, and even after it was deleted. She has been dealing with a lot of backlash due to the post, as excepted. Definitely not Kim’s best decision.

By: Serena Vohra

Another Internet Outbreak: Is It Yanny Or Laurel?

May 17th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

This year’s version of the black and blue or to some white and gold dress. Someone came out with a voice recording, and people can’t seem to decipher if they are saying “Yanny” or “Laurel” I mean in my opinion it’s pretty obvious that they’re saying “Yanny” but somehow it became public and is now trending all over social media. Apparently according to scientists whether you hear “Yanny” or “laurel” depends on whether you’re attending to lower or higher frequencies of sound. Some start by saying they hear “Yanny” and then they hear the same video elsewhere and hear “laurel” and that can vary on the quality of the speaker you’re hearing it from, your sensitivity to hearing, and the audio-processing regions of your brain. But experiments found that once someone makes a decision on whether they hear “Yanny” or “laurel”, or see the dress as black and blue or white and gold it is very hard for them to change their perception on that. Even if they try to listen to it differently, or look at it from another point of view, it’s almost as if our brains won’t let us see or hear past what we originally thought.

By: Serena Vohra

Believe it or not, it’s happening

May 16th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

“Did you see what she was wearing?” “Did you hear they were dating?” Well, all the rumors can finally come to a rest because we have the rundown.

Turns out, The Weeknd, and Bella are almost positively back together, after his recent breakup with Selena Gomez, the singer seems to be all over Bella Hadid again, getting cozy with her and the Cannes festival this past weekend. Haley Baldwin and Shawn Mendes? Now we’re needing stitches for our broken hearts, seems the two made their relationship official at the Met Gala last week, although we might be upset he’s officially taken, we can’t deny that those two are just perfect for each other, talk about a good-looking couple. Kanye West taking a break from his phone, but definitely not his Twitter. Singer and rapper Kayne West was starting a feud on Twitter last week due to his outspoken tweets about supporting President Donald Trump, and other outrageous things. Are we surprised? Not really. Seems as if Kanye pulls a little something like this every once in a while, always happens to be right before he comes out with some fire music. Is it a publicity stunt? With Kris Jenner in his family ties can we really be that shocked?

 

by Serena Vohra

Jim Belushi is newest advocate for Cannabis

May 7th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

BelushiRecently, Jim Belushi, sibling of prolific Blues Brother John Belushi, has made his mark supporting Cannabis. He recently charmed the guests at the Milken Institute Global Conference. He began by telling them jokes and putting on a musical number. However, this was not his intent to be the attendee to lighten the mood. Jim Belushi purposed his standing with the highly debated plant, Cannabis. Belushi told the 150 guests and investors, at his Los Angeles mansion, about his farm in Oregon where he grows and sells his crop. This year he opened his dispensary where he wants to produce a strain paying homage to “The Blues Brothers”. He purposes the idea that an increase in Cannabis will lead to a decrease in opioid use. Jim Belushi, along with many others that attended this event, believe that the revenue and utility will bring many benefits in the future.

Written by: Daniel Sproviero

Barbara Bush

April 30th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Barbara BushFirst Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 as the wife of George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st President of the United States. As a first lady, she accomplished great things and gave great attention to literacy. She founded the Barbara Bush Foundation, which worked towards improving literacy in the United States. Not only did Barbara show passion towards improving literacy but she was very committed towards bettering the country.

Sadly, Barbara Bush had suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. For about two years, she’s managed life with COPD, a lung disease marked by chronic bronchitis and emphysema. She had been hospitalized several times and had opted to stop seeking medical treatment.  On April 2018, she passed due to her failing health. Her funeral was held in Houston on April 21, 2018. She will be greatly missed and her hard work will not be forgotten.

 

By Monica Legerme

How Italian Feminism Failed
Asia Argento

October 27th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Asia Argento

Asia Argento is one of the many women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her. Unlike the other victims such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow who have received nothing but endless support, Asia has received nothing but scrutiny from her own country.  Unfortunately for Argento, instead of being supported for speaking out, she is insulted, blacklisted and accused of the rape being her fault. Argento states, “Italy is far behind the rest of the world on its view on women”.  In conclusion, Argento felt the need to move to Germany to get away from the scrutiny and victim blaming she received from the Italian public.

By: Vicky Estrella