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A Not-So-Shiny Golden Globes

A Not-So-Shiny Golden Globes

  Well, the Golden Globes were last Sunday night, and it’s safe to say they were pretty much a mess for me. Never before have I been so steamed about some of the winners.  For conciseness sake, a quick list of what I disagreed with:   Mahershala Ali in Moonlight […]

by Cecelia Moran × January 14, 2017 × 0 comments

Business, Sports

Why NFL Ratings Are Falling

Why NFL Ratings Are Falling

NFL football, one of America’s most popular past times, is currently in a crisis. Viewership ratings are down across the board. Many are wondering whether football can sustain its place as a lucrative asset for television companies at a time when increasing amounts of Americans are abandoning traditional television. Brian […]

by Zach Harris × January 12, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics, World

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/burundi-genocide-fear-government-youth-militia-imbonerakure-threaten-kill-tutsi-refugees-1501869

We Need To Stop The Genocide

The international community has once again failed to respond to a human rights crisis unfolding in Africa. On September 16th, the UN released an independent report reprimanding Burundi’s government for human rights violations over the past 18 months. The abuses are serious enough to be crimes against humanity according to the New York Times. […]

by Elisa Bayoumi × January 12, 2017 × 0 comments

Sports

Dumb Jocks: Why Athletes Go Bankrupt

Dumb Jocks: Why Athletes Go Bankrupt

    Almost every kid, at some point in their life, dreamed of playing professional sports and making millions. Growing up most athletes want to live a lavish and exuberant life, however  is what gets them in trouble. Kids love to dream, but the fact of the matter is less […]

by Daniel Albrittain × January 12, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics, Sports

Sports: The Cure For What Ails Us

Sports: The Cure For What Ails Us

No matter your political views, you have to acknowledge that the country is as divided as it’s been since the Civil War. The 2016 presidential election showed that we are divided rich and poor. Working class and upper class. By race, gender, sexuality. But there’s one thing that holds the […]

by Joey Semel × January 12, 2017 × 0 comments

World

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/world/asia/after-one-child-policy-outrage-at-chinas-offer-to-remove-iuds.html?_r=0

China’s U-Turn on IUDs

  As of 2015, Chinese women had 1.05 children on average – well below the population replacement rate of 2.1. Now, after 37 years of implementing the heinous, yet effective, one-child policy, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seems to have simply changed their minds about reproduction. As part of an […]

by Gracie Huntsman × January 12, 2017 × 0 comments

Economy, Politics, World

Remaking Modi

Remaking Modi

“Most people here can’t operate smartphones.  Even if they could, most of the time you can’t charge your phone.  And even if you can, there’s no internet access.  In most nearby villages, they don’t even have running water.  Cashless.  Seriously?  Why is it even a priority when there’s so much […]

by Gracie Huntsman × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

Economy, Technology

Bitcoin Boom

Bitcoin Boom

  The value of the bitcoin has exploded. The digital currency started off the New Year by breaking the $1,000 mark and is still increasing in value.  Currently, one bitcoin has a value of $1,090.  In the beginning of 2016, the bitcoin had a value of $434.  That is a […]

by Alex Kitt × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

Technology

YouTube: The Flexible Goldmine

YouTube: The Flexible Goldmine

At one point or another, everyone above the age of 16 has made a home video, or maybe that was just me. Whether they were tutorials, homemade movies, or funny short skits, making videos was cool. Fortunately for me, these videos never surfaced on the internet to popular websites such […]

by Alex Snape × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

Environment

All Dried Up

All Dried Up

Nearly half of our food comes from dry, warm places around the planet that rely on underground water reservoirs. Sadly, these reservoirs are being drained faster than they can be refilled. These natural water sources have fallen victim to overexploitation from the agriculture industry. Stunningly, 21 of the largest 37 […]

by Declan Cetta × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

Film

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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO Cinema/Cine-Star Wars.- Aspectos del estreno de la película Rogue One, de la saga Star Wars, proyectada en la Plaza Antara, norponiente de esta capital, 15 de diciembre de 2016. Foto: Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/Agustín Salinas/JMA
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La La Land and Rogue One Reviews

I have finally arrived back from a nice winter break, and with only two columns remaining in my time as a Potomac Reporter contributor, I thought it was high time I do a real movie review. The break allowed me to see not one, but two phenomenal movies in theaters, […]

by Cecelia Moran × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments

Politics

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 08:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  During the rally, Trump said people were giving him credit for helping force House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to bow out of the race for Speaker of the House.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Trump’s Cabinet: Disaster in the Making

Last week, I began an analysis of Trump’s cabinet choices. These profiles included Steve Mnuchin, James Mattis, Jeff Sessions, and Andrew Puzder. As Donald Trump transitions to presidency, he has gradually picked his cabinet. It is integral that we, as members of the United States, understand who these cabinet members […]

by Jason Kwak × January 9, 2017 × 0 comments