Day: April 5, 2023

Classic Literature That Changed My Life

Classic Literature That Changed My Life

Classic literature also reveals our dark history and possibly dark present in a way that whitewashed history books do not. This can be seen in books like The Scarlett Letter, which reveals the way a women’s sexuality was seen back then, or To Kill a Mockingbird, which holds the unfortunately still-present Black men struggle with the biased nature of the law. It also plays with the meaning of morality in a way that only Oscar Wilde and Ursule Le Guin know how to do. All of this is also why so many classic books are being banned in schools.

New Movies That Are Out in Theaters This April

New Movies That Are Out in Theaters This April

Featuring Kris Pratt as Mario, Anna Taylor as Princess Peach, and Jack Black as Bowser, this movie is on the way to becoming a big hit. This movie is a 2023 animated film by Universal, Nintendo, and Illumination, rated PG. Mario and Luigi are Italian plumbers who are transported to a different world and become involved in a mission to stop Bowser. The Super Mario Bros. movie premiered in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2023, and was then released in the United States on April 5th, 2023!

106-year-old Indigenous Tattoo Artist Becomes Vogue’s Oldest Cover Star

106-year-old Indigenous Tattoo Artist Becomes Vogue’s Oldest Cover Star

Whang-Od, also known as Maria Oggay, is from Buscalan, a remote village in the mountainous area of the Kalinga province in the northern Philippines. She is a master at hand-tapping tattoos and has been perfecting the art since she was a teenager.

BTS’ Jimin Scores His First Hot 100 No. 1

BTS’ Jimin Scores His First Hot 100 No. 1

This would mark Jimin’s second unaccompanied solo entry on the Hot 100 after his pre-release track “Set Me Free Pt.2,” which reached No. 30 last week. Also, this No. 1 entry even breaks PSY’s record for the highest-charting Korean soloist (known for the iconic “Gangnam Style,” which peaked at No. 2).This would mark Jimin’s second unaccompanied solo entry on the Hot 100 after his pre-release track “Set Me Free Pt.2,” which reached No. 30 last week. Also, this No. 1 entry even breaks PSY’s record for the highest-charting Korean soloist (known for the iconic “Gangnam Style,” which peaked at No. 2).

NASA Announces First Moon Crew in 50 Years Includes First Woman and Black Astronaut

NASA Announces First Moon Crew in 50 Years Includes First Woman and Black Astronaut

The crew consists of three Americans and one Canadian who were introduced during a ceremony in Houston, home to the nation’s astronauts and Mission Control. The astronauts will fly NASA’s Orion capsule, launching atop a Space Launch System rocket from the Kennedy Space Center no earlier than late 2024.

Is Jogging Better Than Running?

Is Jogging Better Than Running?

If you’re a runner who secretly hates running, here’s some good news: Taking it down a notch or two, settling into a leisurely jog rather than an all-out run may be better for your health in the long term. Jogging engages the same muscles as running. That includes the muscles in the lower body, such as the hip flexors, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. To a lesser extent, it also engages the upper body and the core. That makes jogging an effective full-body exercise.

Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee Steps Away from Gymnastics Due to Kidney Condition

Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee Steps Away from Gymnastics Due to Kidney Condition

Lee is the first-ever Hmong-American gold medalist and had the most decorated year in Auburn gymnastics history, according to her bio on the school’s website. She won eight All-American honors, the national championship on the balance beam in 2022, and was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year.

Jill Biden Inviting Both LSU and Iowa State Womens Basketball Teams to the White House

Jill Biden Inviting Both LSU and Iowa State Womens Basketball Teams to the White House

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith Responded to Reese’s tweet by saying, “I mean absolutely zero disrespect to the First Lady, but you are 1000% correct. That is a bad suggestion. Runner-ups don’t get invited to the White House. Why are we trying to change it now? I completely agree with you, Angel.”

Anderson Cooper Brings ‘Vanderbilt’ Drama to Amazon

Anderson Cooper Brings ‘Vanderbilt’ Drama to Amazon

Anderson Cooper is switching it up from broadcasting and taking a shot at a scripted TV series. Not just any TV series but one based on his family history. The CNN anchor will be an executive producer of “Vanderbilt,” a drama in development at Amazon’s Prime Video. Patrick Macmanus (Dr. Death, The Girl From Plainville) is set to write, and executive produce, adapting Cooper and Katherine Howe’s 2021 book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty. Universal Studio Group’s UCP, where Macmanus has an overall deal, and Amazon Studios are producing this series.

Thousands of Students Flood Tennessee Capitol in Protest of Gun Control

Thousands of Students Flood Tennessee Capitol in Protest of Gun Control

More than a thousand students in the Nashville area walked out of their schools on Monday and marched to the Tennessee Capitol to call for stronger gun laws. These protests are in response to the shooting that killed six people at Covenant Elementary School last week.

Ban on Transgender Treatment for Kids is Approved by Florida Senate

Ban on Transgender Treatment for Kids is Approved by Florida Senate

This bill, SB 254, applies to anyone under the age of 18, and it also bans “universities, local governments, the health insurance plans for state workers and providers contracted with the state’s Medicaid Managed Care program” from using public dollars to cover the treatments. It could also lead to felony charges for doctors who provide treatments to minors.

Guam: America’s Next War?

Guam: America’s Next War?

Guam is one of the United States’ most vital military outposts. From bomber planes to submarines, every military branch is present on the island. This is where a future American war with China may begin. As tension over Taiwan worsens, war experts predict early and sustained Chinese missile strikes on Guam and perhaps the use of nuclear weapons against it.

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