Amanda M. Castro

Amanda M. Castro

Bio: Amanda M. Castro is a fourth-year journalism major with minors in English and political science at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. Originally from Puerto Rico and currently living in New York, Amanda is a well-rounded and focused writer with a desire to write and inform. After graduating in December, she hopes to continue working passionately in the field of journalism to inspire and help people around the world feel represented and informed. In her free time, Amanda writes, reads, and listens to music.

Women dominating the polls in New York mayoral race

With only two weeks until New York City’s Democratic primary, two women have a chance to achieve something that has not happened since the city’s establishment in the 17th century: become mayor.

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Brooklyn teen indicted for broad daylight shooting of 5-year-old girl playing on sidewalk

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said Tuesday that an 18-year-old Brooklyn male has been charged with attempted murder and attempted assault for allegedly shooting a 5-year-old female in the head on a sidewalk in East New York as she was playing with her brothers.

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Run for NYC Mayor: Sliwa triumphs over Mateo in heated mayoral debate

The city’s two Republican mayoral candidates, Fernando Mateo and Curtis Sliwa, squared off again Thursday night after a tense debate in which they exchanged insults and allegations. And despite the fight Mateo put up, Sliwa came out on top. The best way to describe him in this debate is elegant.

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Emails surface displaying Fauci’s interactions with officials during the early pandemic

Thousands of Anthony Fauci’s emails from January to June 2020 have surfaced giving detail on his life and how he handled the early pandemic. Publicly, he was constantly answering questions and speaking with the media alongside his pandemic tasks, and the recently released emails confirm his heavy workload.

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Mexico’s Ministry of Culture accuses clothing brands of appropriation

Mexico’s Ministry of culture has accused fashion giants Zara and Anthropologie of cultural appropriation, citing the patterns on select pieces in their latest drops that are reportedly using patterns identical to those traditional in certain indigenous Mixteca community.

In a statement, the culture ministry asked the companies to provide a “public explanation on what basis could privatize collective property.” The ministry says that the companies have taken inspiration from designs that were created in Oaxaca, without providing any benefit to the communities. The agency has called on the companies to rectify this and give considerations to the indigenous communities.

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New York lifted the indoor dining curfew for restaurants and bars

The midnight curfew for New York bars and restaurants was lifted on Monday, marking another significant step forward in the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic-induced closure.

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Naomi Osaka has announced her resignation from the French Open amid media blackout scandal

Naomi Osaka has announced her withdrawal from the French Open, only five days after making headlines with her announcement that she will not talk to the press throughout the event.

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Biden implores the nation to heal in Memorial Day remarks in Arlington, Va.

On Memorial Day, President Joseph R. Biden paid tribute to America’s war dead by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and honoring the sacrifices of the fallen for the pursuit of democracy, which he called “the spirit of America.”

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Olivia Rodrigo

“New” Artist of the Month for June 2021 Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Bio good 4 u Bio Olivia Rodrigo is an actress and singer-songwriter, most recognized for her appearances as Paige Olvera in Bizaardvark on Disney Channel and Nini Salazar-Roberts in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney …

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Little Mix

Artist of the Month for June 2021 Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Bio Confetti ft. Saweetie Bio Little Mix is a British three-piece girl group made up of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards. The band was once a four-piece until former member Jesy Nelson quit December 14, 2020 in …

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Rauw Alejandro

Latin Artist of the Month for June 2021 Twitter Instagram Youtube Soundcloud Bio Todo de Ti Bio Rauw Alejandro is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from Puerto Rico. He is a member of the new generation of urban vocalists from Puerto Rico. Afrodisaco, his debut album, was released in November …

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Kobe Bryant

Flashback Athlete of the Month for June 2021 Bio Highlight Bio Kobe Bryant was an NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He played shooting guard with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association for his entire 20-year career (NBA). Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time …

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