Month: July 2021

Caeleb Dressel Wins Gold and Breaks Record in the Men’s 100 M Freestyle Final

Caeleb Dressel Wins Gold and Breaks Record in the Men’s 100 M Freestyle Final

The career of swimmer Caeleb Dressel, who headlines the USA Olympics swimming team, has already been illustrious, with many saying he could be the next Michael Phelps – or even better. So, with all eyes on him at the Tokyo Olympics, he has done nothing but continue to impress. On Wednesday, Dressel competed in the men’s 100 M freestyle final, where he blew the field out of the water (couldn’t resist it) and set a new Olympic record.

Five Predictions for the 2021 NBA Draft

Five Predictions for the 2021 NBA Draft

With the 2021 NBA Draft just hours away, there is a lot of speculation over how the night will unfold. Who will go first overall? Will there be any blockbuster trades? Will anybody show up wearing a Fortnite jacket? (I really hope not). All of these questions, and more, will be answered at 8pm Thursday! With so much unpredictability and intrigue, here are my five bold (and some not so bold) predictions for what will happen tonight.

Former NY State Senate Candidate Charged for Capitol Riot

Former NY State Senate Candidate Charged for Capitol Riot

On Wednesday, former candidate for NY State Senate, Daniel Christmann, was arrested for participating in the January 6th Capitol riot. Christmann, from Brooklyn, was a plumber. He got into politics to become an “activist taking on these full of crap politicians,” as he described on Facebook.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza is Actually Good!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza is Actually Good!

I was walking around ShopRite recently trying to find some healthier foods in the frozen section. I’m not much of a cook, so I like to look for things that I can heat up in the oven or microwave really easily and enjoy (one day I’ll learn to cook, one day). I’ve also been trying to eat healthier recently, as a lot of the foods I like are not good for me. I stumbled across a Cauliflower Crust Pizza from Green Giant, and I thought it looked weird, but also worth a shot.

Simone Biles’ withdrawal from Olympic event was the epitome of bravery

Simone Biles’ withdrawal from Olympic event was the epitome of bravery

Recently, the most decorated gymnast in the world, Simone Biles, withdrew from the women’s gymnastics final and individual all-around final in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Biles cited mental health concerns as the reason for her withdrawals, saying that “mental was not there, so I just need to let the girls [on Team USA] do it and focus on myself.”

Simone Biles Did the Right Thing

Simone Biles Did the Right Thing

The entire nation was stunned on Tuesday morning to hear that Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles was suddenly withdrawing from the All-Around Team Final in Tokyo. She left the floor shortly after her awkward landing on the vault, and came back out in her warmup clothes, where she sat out the rest of the day and cheered on her teammates. On Wednesday, she bowed out of the Individual All-Around Final to focus on her mental health, something she has been dealing with all Games long.

Dua Lipa ‘Horrified’ by DaBaby’s Controversial HIV Comments

Dua Lipa ‘Horrified’ by DaBaby’s Controversial HIV Comments

Over the weekend, rapper DaBaby sparked outrage online after he made some comments about people who have HIV and AIDS. During his set in Florida’s Rolling Loud Festival, the rapper told the crowd that HIV would “make you die in two or three weeks.”

Nancy Pelosi called Kevin McCarthy a “moron”

Nancy Pelosi called Kevin McCarthy a “moron”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” after he openly criticized the Capitol’s mask mandate in the White House.

In one of his tweets, McCarthy wrote, “The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.”

Quick outfit idea from Amazon items

Quick outfit idea from Amazon items

Because summer has here, it’s no surprise that the season’s newest trends have already taken hold. There are a variety of alternatives to pick from, ranging from print apparel to hair accessories that are reminiscent of the 1990s. For inexpensive clothing options, many people, including myself, turn to Amazon for aid in this department. Follow along to find out my simple and heat-proof outfit recommendation for under $58.

Vanished Ugandan Athlete Arrested

Vanished Ugandan Athlete Arrested

Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko made headlines a few weeks ago after he vanished from his hotel room. Ssekitoleko was arrested on Friday upon returning home and has been detained without charges.

The 20-year-old athlete was reported missing by his teammates from the Ugandan team’s training in Izumisano, a city in Osaka. It is still unclear how Ssekitoleko got to the training camp in the first place since he was not qualified for the Olympics.

NYC evaluating CDC mask recommendations for indoor spaces

NYC evaluating CDC mask recommendations for indoor spaces

Amid the COVID-19 delta variant’s rapid spread across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on Tuesday that all Americans living in counties with “substantial to high” transmission rates, currently including New York, return to universal masking guidelines, which includes wearing masks in public indoor settings except when eating or drinking, regardless of being vaccinated.

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