After several derailed train cars released toxic fumes last week, health and environmental concerns are mounting in East Palestine, Ohio. It took several days for firefighters to put out a fire caused by about 50 Norfolk Southern train cars going off track in Ohio on Feb. 3. There were hazardous chemicals in ten of the 50 derailed cars, including butyl acrylate and vinyl chloride, which authorities feared would cause a major explosion. A precautionary evacuation was later ordered for residents of East Palestine. Crews conducted a “controlled release” of hazardous chemicals on Monday, Feb. 6, resulting in a large plume of black smoke.
Texas Cities Host Vigil for School Slaying Victims
The U.S. is mourning over yet another mass shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in the city of Uvalde, Texas. This is days after an 18-year-old white supremacist opened fire at a grocery in Buffalo, New York, taking the lives of 10 people.
Op-Ed: Why College Should Be Free For Students
The debate of free college has always been something that people across the United States talk about. Should students across the United States be able to further their education without having to worry about student debt? Or should people still have to pay for their college education? I was always on the outside of the debate, but now that I just finished my first year at college, I understand why college should be free.
South Africa Flood Kills More Than 306 People
In the deadening grips of intense rain in South Africa on Wednesday, more than 306 lives have been taken. Residents are criticizing the government for not preparing well because South Africa has faced intense, frequent storms as shown in 2017 and 2019. Residents rushed into the muddy hillsides to look for missing people. Bridges and homes have already been washed away.
Sarah Palin Runs for Congress in Alaska
Recently on Friday, Sarah Palin released a statement saying that she will run for office to replace Representative Don Young who died within the past month. Former Alaska governor and Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, Palin has huge shoes to fill in. Don Young made a huge impact in giving back to his Alaskan community by improving infrastructure and supporting education for marginalized communities.
The Man Behind Riverside South Passes Away
The business-like, tall skyscrapers of Trump City were transformed into a softer and lovable environment for the New Yorkers in town. This nicer neighborhood is called Riverside South, and the man behind this, Paul Willen, passed away at age 93. He died in Berlin, Vermont, due to heart failure. His vision brought families and work together, creating a balance of sustainability and livability for his fellow New Yorkers.
Four Potential Candidates Competing to be NYC’s Next Governor
Kathy Hochul is the 57th Governor of New York City. Through her term, she hopes to improve certain issues of the city, including COVID-19 and education. A couple of potential candidates such as Bill de Blasio opted out of this race. Here are four potential candidates who are competing in the next seat for governor.
Why You Should Donate Your Books
So many readers have a collection of all the books they have read on a bookshelf. They hang on to books that they have read, and are not likely to read again. While it may look nice to have a full bookshelf, there are more benefits to donating those books. By handing used books over to used bookstores or charity organizations, more people can have access to books at a lower price, or even for free!
Joel McHale Remembers Chevy Chase Drama on ‘Community’
In an interview last week, longtime star of the NBC sitcom, ‘Community,’ which aired from 2009-2015, Joel McHale, talked about his time on the series and the drama that surrounded co-star Chevy Chase during his run on the comedy. On the latest edition of the podcast, ‘Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum,’ McHale was asked about his time on ‘Community,’ which had a cult following all throughout its run.
Childish Gambino – Heartbeat
This guy seems to be doing so much recently. Acting, rapping, comedy, and the list can go on forever. Donald Glover is most famously known for his role as Troy on the NBC show ‘Community’ along with Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. He was also a writer for The Daily Show and 30 Rock. Glover […]