Day: June 1, 2022

Michael Sembello

Michael Sembello

Flashback Artist of the Month for June 2022 Instagram Bio Maniac Bio Born in Pennsylvania, on April 17, 1954, Michael Sembello is a singer and composer most well renowned for the 1983 song Maniac, from the film Flashdance. While he did not focus his musical talents on developing a solo career, he still has released […]

Op-Ed: Women’s Sports Aren’t Any Less Entertaining

Op-Ed: Women’s Sports Aren’t Any Less Entertaining

The discussion concerning men’s sports versus women’s sports often centers around a large discrepancy in salary. The largest gap exists in basketball, with NBA players making an average of over $8 million, while a WNBA players earn an average of only $75,000. In soccer, whose female athletes have been recently very outspoke, the difference in pay is nearly $400,000 in the United States. Across the sports basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, and golf women can make anywhere from 15% to almost 100% less than male athletes. However, the reasoning behind this is about a lot more than numbers, particularly our society’s perception of athletic women.

Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro
Subpoenaed By Grand Jury

Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro
Subpoenaed By Grand Jury

Former Trump White House adviser, Peter Navarro, claimed Monday that he received a subpoena from the Justice Department to testify before a federal grand jury later this week and turn over documents related to the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. According to CNN, this is the first indication the department is acting on the criminal referral from The House Of Representatives to hold Donald Trump’s “one time trade advisor in contempt of Congress for his refusal to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol.”

Lia Thomas Responds To Critics Over
Trans Women Competing In Women’s
Sports

Lia Thomas Responds To Critics Over
Trans Women Competing In Women’s
Sports

In an exclusive interview with ESPEN, former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas responded to the criticism she received during the 2021-22 season as well as pushed back on critics of transgender women competing in women’s sports, saying that there is no evidence of any advantage.

Top Gun: Maverick Breaks Box Office Record

Top Gun: Maverick Breaks Box Office Record

Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the classic starring Tom Cruise Top Gun, hit the theaters in the United States on May 27th. According to Paramount over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, it made around $156 million, making it the most grossing film to open on Memorial Day weekend since 2007.

Sleep is the Most Essential Tool in the Wellness Toolbox

Sleep is the Most Essential Tool in the Wellness Toolbox

As someone who frequents the 5 AM shift, this is more of a personal lecture. However, it’s a lecture that I wholeheartedly believe. I may be a hypocrite, but at least I’m self-aware, right? We all know that sleep is important. Point blank. But do we emphasize just how important it is in modern-day hustle culture? No. Go-getters everywhere brag about how they can “run just fine off of 5 hours of sleep.” It’s me, I said that. I absolutely cannot run “just fine” off minimal sleep, I just tell myself that while yawning through my teeth.

Korean Pop Bands Meets with Biden

Korean Pop Bands Meets with Biden

The South Korean band BTS met with United States President Joe Biden on May 31st, to address the issue of hate crimes against Asians in America. The meeting fell on the final day of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander month. BTS is no stranger to fundraising and speaking out for social justice issues, they consider themselves youth ambassadors and focus on spreading a positive message worldwide.

Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested For
DUI

Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested For
DUI

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested for alleged drunk driving after he
crashed a new Porsche in a two car collision Sunday night, law enforcement officials
said. California Highway Patrol claimed that Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. PT. He was driving a 2021 Porsche that was hit by a 2014 Jeep as Pelosi’s car tried to
cross State Route-29 in Napa Valley from a country lane close to other vineyards. Pelosi was booked into the Napa County Detention Center where he was charged with two DUI related counts – Driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol
content of 0.08% or higher. Both charges are misdemeanors.

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