Jimmy Lu

Jimmy Lu

Bio: Jimmy Lu is a recent graduate from Penn State University with a Telecommunications degree. He’s originally from Taiwan and enjoys traveling, watching movies, TV shows, and listening to music. Jimmy has a passion for film and TV, and he hopes that he can be working in the industry in the future where he can get to create diverse stories.

LGBTQ+ Athletes Broke Olympics Record

The 2020 Olympics have finally begun in Tokyo after many missteps and a year of delay, but a record is already broken before the games even begin. According to Outsports, there will be at least 163 LGBTQ+ athletes participating in the game, nearly triple the 56 athletes back in 2016.

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Biden Grappling With Immigration and Travel Restrictions

The Biden Administration is extending non-essential travel restrictions for the U.S. northern and southern borders until August 21. The President and his administration are now facing increasing pressure from allies and the travel industry to lift the restrictions. Officials said that Biden is trying to avoid the situation where the restrictions are lifted only to be put in place again in the near future. With the vaccination rate declining in the U.S. and the cases of Covid-19 and Delta variant rising, it’s been a tough decision for Biden and his administration.

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Cleveland Indians Changes Their Name to Cleveland Guardians

Major League Baseball announced Friday morning that the Cleveland Indians are changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians starting next season. The team’s previous name drew many criticisms for decades from Native American groups. The team posted a video on their Twitter Friday morning, and they got actor Tom Hanks to do the narration. “You see, there’s always been a Cleveland, that’s the best part of our name, and now it’s time to unite as one family, one community, to build the next era for this team and this city,” said Hanks.

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Jordan Fisher Will Guest-Star On ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’

Broadway star Jordan Fisher announced on Tuesday that he will guest star on the upcoming episode of the Disney+ hit series, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,’ which is coming out this Friday. The show has been very popular on Disney+ since its debut in 2019; it received critical praise and has produced one of the biggest breakout stars of 2021, Olivia Rodrigo. The series also won a GLAAD Award in 2020.

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Quentin Tarantino Recommends Some of His Favorite Books

Director Quentin Tarantino has shared some of his favorite books while promoting his debut novel, adapted from his movie of the same name, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. While on The Big Picture Podcast, Tarantino expressed some interest in turning his breakthrough film, Reservoir Dogs into a novel.

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Health Experts Are Warning Young People About COVID-19

Many health experts are concerned about the next phase of COVID-19 with the decrease of the vaccination rate and the continuing increase of COVID-19 and Delta variant cases, especially for younger Americans. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said, “We do know that in our ICUs, we are seeing younger people intubated who are very sick or who are on the floors and are very sick, and that should be a gigantic wake-up call.”

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Director Fired Over Past Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, has been fired on Thursday over a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy sketch back in 1998. Kobayashi became one of the many setbacks of the 2020 Olympics, with the opening ceremony just one day away.

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‘Loki’ Will Return for Season Two

The finale of Marvel’s Loki aired last week, but it probably left more questions than answers for the MCU fans. In the end-credits of the finale, it is revealed that Loki will return for season two, making it the first Marvel TV series on Disney Plus to have a second season.

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Why ‘Booksmart’ is one of the best coming-of-age movies

I recently rewatched the 2019 movie, Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. Upon rewatching, I’ve realized that the film is probably one of the best coming-of-age movies ever made despite its below-average performance at the box office.

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Heavy Floods in China trapped and killed at least 12 people

Henan, China has been experiencing “rare and severe” rainfall since Saturday. The severe rain has caused heavy floods in central China. At least 12 people have died in the provincial capital Zhengzhou after being trapped in subways and cars.

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Jill Biden Heads to Tokyo Amid Growing Concerns for Olympics

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden departed Wednesday morning for a five-day trip to Tokyo, Japan to support the USA Team and athletes at the 2020 Olympics set to start this Friday after a year of delay. All spectators have been banned from the games and there have been more than 70 positive cases related to the Olympics.

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Officials Say The 2020 Olympics Could Still Be Cancelled

The head of the Tokyo organizing committee of the Olympics announced that, even with the women’s soccer and softball events ready to begin competition on Wednesday, and the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, the Games could still be canceled last minute due to the rising Covid-19 and Delta variant cases in Japan.

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