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Trump’s Muslim ban causes controversey and chaos

By Simret Aklilu Less than two weeks after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Friday, banning refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Syria from entering the country for 120 days. People from seven countries, which are composed of predominantly Muslim citizens, were subject to the extreme … Continue reading

A Breakdown of the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

By Makayla Johnson AT&T and Time Warner have officially decided to join forces in the media realm. AT&T, the second largest cellphone carrier bought Time Warner, owner of CNN, HBO and TNT for $85.4 billion.

Hurricane Matthew

By Tomi Adeboyejo   The southeastern coast of the United States was hit hard on Oct. 7 as Hurricane Matthew violently moved through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. “There is nothing safe about what is getting ready to happen. This is the last time you will hear my voice when I am asking you … Continue reading

Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz: we are not saying ‘all lives matter’

By Simret Aklilu Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church NYC took to social media in late September to relay one message: We are not saying ‘All Lives Matter.’ Lentz posted a statement on Facebook saying that “At THIS church, we are not saying ‘All Lives Matter’ right now because this is a logical assumption that … Continue reading

Kid Cudi declares “I deserve peace,” after checking into rehab

By Makayla Johnson Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi informed fans via Facebook on Oct. 4 that he is checking into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. The rapper, known for hits like “Day ‘n’ Nite” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” admitted he was “ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while…living a lie.”

We all scream for ice cream…and social justice

By Alexis Ojeda-Brown Ben and Jerry’s, the successful Ice Cream franchise which originated in Vermont, has never shied away from voicing their opinion on social and political issues, from climate change to LGBT equality, the company has used all of its social media platforms to bring awareness to various issues—now police brutality and racism are among … Continue reading

Gunman On Campus Causes Chaos and Controversy

By Lexi Russell A safety alert was sent to UMD students’ mobile devices in the late afternoon Tuesday. Word soon spread that there was a gunman seen near Ritchie Colosseum with an AR-15 assault rifle. Many students described the weapon as what is commonly used in the first-person shooter video game, Call of Duty.

Dolphin Players Take A Knee During National Anthem on 9/11

By Tomi Adeboyejo The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association encouraged all police officers to stop escorting the NFL team Miami Dolphins to games until all members stand for the national anthem. Jeff Bell, the President of the International Union of Police Associations, Local 6020 requested “the Broward Sheriff’s Office to refuse any security details associated … Continue reading

Obama to black voters: “Go vote”

By Simret Aklilu President Barack Obama delivered a vigorous speech urging the African-American community to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Congressional Black Caucus on Sept. 17.

Acts of Racism Against African-American students at American University Spark Outrage Across Campus

By Makayla Johnson Tensions are rising on American University’s campus after two racially-motivated incidents occurred on campus early September. One African-American student said bananas were thrown at her in her dorm room, and another student said she found a rotten banana in front of her door. The incident is still under investigation for the students … Continue reading