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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

Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car

April 25th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Cuba Gooding Sr

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Father Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was found by the LAPD slumped in his car in the Woodland Hills area. The LA coroner’s office found bottles of alcohol and drugs in his vehicle. The police said there was no foul play in the accident. Cuba Gooding Sr. was known for being a lead singer in the soul group “The main ingredient”.  The LA coroner’s office is still trying to determine the cause of death. He was 72 years old.

By: Emily Fermin

Queens District Attorney’s Office drops Assault Charges against
Shia LaBeouf

April 4th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

In January of this year Shia LaBeouf was arrested for having a scuffle in front of the Moving Images museum in Queens, New York. The Moving Images museum had a 24 hour live stream art project that Shia LaBeouf created called “ He will not divide us” to protest against the Donald Trump’s presidency. The Moving Images museum dropped Shia LaBeouf art project in early February because of his arrest. The police told the press Shia LaBeouf was accused of snatching a man’s scarf and scratching the man’s face, which resulted in him being charged with a misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation. A representative from the District Attorney’s office in Queens told the press, “The Queens District Attorney’s Office recently reviewed the facts of the case and declined to prosecute as the evidence available was not sufficient to support the criminal charges.  Therefore, the charges were dismissed and the case has been sealed”.

By: Emily Fermin

Amanda Seyfried recently elopes with Thomas Sadoski

March 20th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On March 16, 2017 actor Thomas Sadoski announced on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” that he and actress Amanda secretly eloped on Sunday March 12th. Thomas said in the show “We took off into the country with an officiant and just the two of us, and we did our thing.” They invited a small group of people to their wedding. The couple has been engaged since September 12, 2016 and they’re expecting their first child. Instead of going on a honeymoon they are going to preparing for the birth of their first child together.

By: Emily Fermin

Coroner’s announced that George Michael died of Natural Causes

March 13th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

 On Monday, March 6, 2017 the coroner’s office announced that English singer George Michael died of natural causes. George Michael was found dead at his home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. At the age of 53, he suffered from having a fatty liver. The coroner’s office announced to the press “As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further inquiries.” Dilated cardiomyopathy is caused by heart muscle being stretched and thin, which causes the blood to not pump blood competently. Myocarditis is caused by the inflammation of the heart muscle. The causes of a fatty liver are either by alcohol abuse, overweight, or obesity. George Michael’s family are now making funeral plans to bury George.

By: Emily Fermin

Chance the Rapper donates $1 million dollars to Chicago Public Schools

March 13th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Monday, March 6, 2017 Chance the Rapper whose real name is Chancelor Bennett held a press conference to announce that he is donating $ 1 million to Chicago Public Schools. A Chicago native Chance stated in the press conference “Today, I’m proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS to support arts and enrichment programming,”. In his press conference Chance stated that every 100,000 dollars people donate to the organization SocialWorks he will donate 10,000 dollars to Chicago Public Schools. SocialWorks is an organization that helps raise money for Chicago Public Schools which Chance is the cofounder. He also encourages companies in the United States to donate to Chicago Public Schools because the Chicago Public School system is in trouble due to budget cuts. The governor of Chicago Bruce Rauner decided last month to veto $215 million bill which was going to benefit Chicago schools. Due to the veto of the bill this has caused Chicago schools to cut $46 million in the school budget.

By: Emily Fermin

Beyoncé Cancels Coachella Performance

February 28th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Thursday, February 25, 2017 singer Beyoncé announced that she will not be performing at the 2017 Coachella music festival, but she will be performing at the 2018 Coachella music festival. The Coachella music festival is set to take place in Indio, California on April 14-16 and April 21-23 . Beyoncé was the headliner of the Coachella music festival. Due to Beyoncé cancellation the ticket price for the first weekend dropped 12% and 3% for the second weekend. AEG live the promoters of the Coachella music festival still have yet to find a headliner for the music festival.

By:
Emily Fermin

Adele’s Grammy Award Speech

February 14th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Grammy Awards, which took place at the Staples center in Los Angeles, California, Adele’s album “25” won album of the year. In her thank you speech she decided to state that “I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my life is Beyoncé, and the album to me—the Lemonade album, Beyoncé—was so monumental, and so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing”. Beyoncé and other celebrities were crying during Adele’s speech. Many celebrities reached out to Adele in social media to show love to Adele. Adele speech showed that women need to support and uplift each other instead of competing to be the best.

By:
Emily Fermin