Katie O'Donnell

Katie O'Donnell

Bio: Katie O’Donnell is originally from Northern California and is a 2020 Graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where she studied political science and journalism. She hopes to use her majors to improve the world by telling people’s stories and sharing common experience. She is immensely passionate about representation, human rights and environmental protection. Katie spends most of her time writing, reading and helping out at her family’s restaurant alongside her parents and siblings.

BBC to release new Britney Documentary

The BBC announced a release date for the upcoming documentary “The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship” which will delve in to the details of her recent court appearances and her long journey with conservatorship.

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Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis Police force

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced Wednesday that the US Justice Department will be launching an investigation into the operations and policies of the Minneapolis Police Department. This announcement comes just one day after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for murdering George Floyd.

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Fyre Festival to Pay Ticket Holders 7K in Class-Action Settlement

On Tuesday, a $2 million class-action settlement was reached between the organizers of the infamously disastrous Fyre Fest and 277 ticket holders in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy court.

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Biden and Harris Address Childcare Crisis

The White House announced on Thursday that the administration is releasing $39 billion from the American Rescue plan to address the country’s childcare crisis, which has been heavily exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic.

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“Music Is History” Coming Out in October

Roots drummer Questlove will be publishing a new book in October called Music Is History, where he will explore one song a year since 1971.

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A truly Ethique-al brand

Ethique is a beauty brand that began on a kitchen counter in New Zealand. It’s garnered
international acclaim for being the world’s first zero-waste beauty brand.
Founder Brianne West began the company as a college student when she found herself extremely
frustrated about the amount of waste we accumulate with beauty products

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COVID hotspots on the rise

pring has seen a wave in COVID cases and hospitalizations across 38 states in different regions.
This most recent wave has driven hospitalizations to over 47,000, which is the highest number
since March 4 th . Last week, 38 states reported an increase in their numbers, according to the
Department of Health and Human Services. However, the largest concern with this wave is that
the cases seem to be concentrated in different “hotspots” around the country.

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“House of Gucci” movie may help brand’s vintage sales

“House of Gucci,” a movie starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, retells the sensational story of
Maurizio Gucci and his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who plotted his murder in 1995. This highly
anticipated film may help bring the brand back from COVID setbacks.
The movie is slated for release in November; however, stills of the movie and behind-the-scenes
looks have been widely circulating online, with viewers commenting on the vintage Gucci pieces
being worn.

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Officer who shot Daunte Wright to be charged

The Police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright will be charged with second-degree manslaughter according to a prosecutor on Wednesday.

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Anne Beatts, renowned comedian and one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live, died this week at age 74.

Beatts was known for her sharp and sometimes dark wit, as well as working to break up the boy’s club of comedy and writing and opening doors for women in comedy everywhere. “I’m often accused of going too far,” Beatts once said.

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Lil Nas X Fans Worry “Montero” May be Removed from Streaming Platforms

Rapper Lil Nas X tweeted Tuesday that his latest hit “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” will be removed from streaming services as soon as Monday.

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Biden eulogizes fallen officer

President Biden spoke Tuesday at a Capitol service for William “Billy” F. Evans, a Capitol police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

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