Emma Creskoff

Emma Creskoff

Rep. Matt Gaetz investigated by Justice Department for alleged relationship with teenager

Florida Republican Matt Gaetz is suspected of having engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage girl. A close political ally of former president Donald Trump, Gaetz has complicated the probe by insisting his family is being extorted.

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Offshore Wind Power to be Expanded by Biden Administration

Monday has brought a clean energy announcement from the White House. The Biden administration has developed a new plan to expand wind farms, particularly along the East Coast, in the hopes that it will trigger growth in the U.S. offshore wind industry and increase efforts to combat climate change.

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A Life in Essays: How Jericho Parms’ “Lost Wax” Reframed the Memoir Game

I did not know I loved art history until I loved this book. Published in 2016, Jericho Parms’ Lost Wax operates as an essay collection, memoir, and lesson in the likes of Warhol and Matisse. In short, it is lyrical nonfiction at its finest. For my fiction readers out there, lyrical nonfiction is a versatile genre that allows nonfiction narratives to be told in a way that is musical, rich, and, at times, abstract—essentially melding the best elements of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Arkansas Transgender Sports Ban Signed into Law

On Thursday, Arkansas became the second state this year to approve a transgender sports ban. A law banning transgender women and girls from participating on the school sports teams consistent with their gender identity was signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson.

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Biden Administration Develops Enormous Infrastructure Proposal

Now that the Biden administration has finalized the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, they are moving on to their next major legislative priority. Three people familiar with the plan anticipate that White House advisers will present Biden with a two-part three-trillion-dollar jobs and infrastructure proposal in early April.

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Eating Seasonally: What Produce is in This Spring?

Spring is here—finally! This winter certainly felt like it dragged on forever. Now that the sun is coming out and the birds will start singing again, it’s time to take a look at your plate. Different types of produce are grown at different times of the year, and there are clear benefits to understanding how to eat accordingly.

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CDC Relaxes Guidelines For Elementary Schools

In light of three new studies, the CDC has released an update to the guidelines for elementary schools. These studies, released Friday, support the pre-existing evidence suggesting that schools can operate safely, provided masks and other safety measures are used.

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A Small Victory: Amazon to Finally Stop Sale of Anti-LGBT+ Books

One would hope that, by now, the existence of a variety of sexualities and gender identities would not be an issue. And yet somehow it still is– a basic search on LGBT+ news reveals a barrage of soul-crushing updates, from the Pope’s recent condemnation of lgbt+ marriages, to disproportionately high struggles with pandemic-related job loss and mental illness amongst lgbt+ people.

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