Alecia Gortsema

Alecia Gortsema

Carlos Alcaraz Wins US Open & Becomes Youngest World Number 1 in Men’s Tennis

At just 19 years, Carlos Alcaraz’s win over Casper Ruud in New York on Sunday landed him the title of youngest world number one in men’s tennis history. Alcaraz beat Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 for the trophy at Flushing Meadows and a rediscovery of joy for tennis.

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Russian Troops Retreat as Ukraine Gains Momentum

As the war in Ukraine surpasses the 200-day mark, Ukraine has made long-awaited counteroffensives forcing Russian troops to flee from Ukraine’s Kharkiv area. Ukraine’s retaliation began in late August, focusing on the Southern region of Kherson. When Moscow redirected troops there, Ukraine made effective counteroffensive actions near Kharkiv in the northeast.

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Harry Styles Talks Acting and Music at Venice International Film Festival

Oliva Wilde’s highly anticipated film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” will be released to the public in theatres on September 23. The psychological thriller stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Chris Pine, and director Olivia Wilde. “Don’t Worry Darling,” popularly known as “DWD,” surrounds an “unhappy housewife in the 1950s [who] discovers a disturbing truth, while her loving husband hides a dark secret,” according to Deadline.

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Memphis Runner Eliza Fletcher Confirmed Dead 

A Memphis Junior Kindergarten teacher, Eliza “Liza” Fletcher, was last seen on a run around 4:20 AM near the University of Memphis campus on Friday, September 2. Fletcher was reported missing when she did not return home and officers arrived at the scene around 7 AM.

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Op-Ed: Maeve Reilly is the Best Celebrity Stylist

When it comes to celebrity fashion, no one does it quite like celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly. The 35-year-old New York native has had a passion for styling since her teenage years and her drive has landed her some of Hollywood’s most influential celebrities.

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Alecia Gortsema’s
July 2022
Playlist

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The Limitation of Emergency Contraception and Censorship of Abortion Pills

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, emergency contraception pills and abortion pills have attracted attention.

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Supreme Court Sides with Public School Coach Leading Students in Prayer

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said that the firing of a football coach who lost his job after praying at the 50-yard line violated the First Amendment rights.

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SKKN BY KIM, Kim Kardashian’s Newest Beauty Line

As if Kim Kardashian didn’t already have enough on her plate, in comes skincare. The reality star, model, media personality, and businesswoman launched her newest project, SKKN BY KIM, on June 21.

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The Benefits of Journaling and How to Make it a Routine

And no, I’m not only referring to the “dear diary” type of journaling. Unless that’s your jam, then by all means, go right ahead. The practice of journaling can include anything from a food journal, a fitness journal, a gratitude journal, a ‘mind dump’ journal, a memory journal, or even a simple to-do list.

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BET Awards Recap

On Sunday night, The 2022 BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson, ‘Culture’s Biggest Night’ was full of surprise appearances, emotional tributes, jaw-dropping outfits, and legendary performances.

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States That Have Outlawed Abortion

In 1973, Roe v. Wade established a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. On Friday, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, giving states the ability to establish their abortion laws and restrictions unless acted upon by Congress.

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