Trump’s Ukraine turmoil: Status quo or impeachment?

Robert Osborne | Staff Writer President Donald Trump has been in the news recently for controversy with another country and, due to its magnitude, the American public is highly concerned. News media outlets were informed late Monday that President Trump requested the retention of a military guide to Ukraine around a week before his telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, The Washington Post reported. On this phone call, The Post reported, President Trump considered binding the financial aid toward the Eastern European nation due to its investigation of previous Vice President Joe Biden and his son, … Continue reading Trump’s Ukraine turmoil: Status quo or impeachment?

White House press briefings a thing of the past

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer Fifty years after its debut to the American people, The White House Press Briefing Room sits unused by the journalists for which it was created. The Press Briefing Room was built in 1969 during the presidency of Richard Nixon and replaced the White House’s indoor swimming pool. Over the last half century, the Press Secretaries have stood at the podium delivering reports which topics have ranged from Watergate, assassination attempts and the daily actions of the sitting President. In 1995, President Clinton’s Press Secretary Mike McCurry allowed cameras inside the press briefings for the … Continue reading White House press briefings a thing of the past

Climate change protest sweeps the nation

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Flickr User Bernard Spragg “Global warming” and “climate change” are terms everyone has heard before. However, the prevalence of social media within modern society has made these terms appear on a daily basis. Hampton University sophomore Kayla Cole has begun to notice climate change within the environment. “I noticed the climate is changing drastically due to the number of tropical storms that we have had in recent years,” Cole said. By now, there is scientific evidence that human activity aids in the destruction of our planet. At the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in … Continue reading Climate change protest sweeps the nation

White supremacist violence is now as big a threat as foreign terrorism

Sara Avery |Staff Writer The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unveiled a new strategy report last week specifically identifying white supremacy as serious a threat to the United States as is foreign terrorism. The report, entitled “Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence,” states that there is “a concerning rise in attacks by individuals motivated by a variety of domestic terrorist ideologies, such as racially- and ethnically- motivated violent extremism.” This is the first time that white supremacist violence has been named as an eminent threat to the United States, and the document calls the problem “one of the … Continue reading White supremacist violence is now as big a threat as foreign terrorism

Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Flickr User Joey Zanotti Rapper Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down March 31 in front of his business in south central Los Angeles, California. According to NBC, the suspect, Eric Holder, Jr., pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Nipsey Hussle’s funeral was April 11 at Staples Center in L.A., with an attendance of 21,000 guests, Vulture reported. Many people paid tribute to Hussle at the funeral, including multiple celebrities as well as persons who were inspired by … Continue reading Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Ethiopian flight crash leaves no survivors

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Ted S. Warren | Associated Press Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed March 10, killing all passengers and crew, 157 people in total. The flight was headed from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya. According the New York Times’ reporting, the plane accelerated and oscillated wildly shortly after takeoff. Unfortunately, as air traffic control workers were trying to pinpoint the cause of the plane’s malfunctions, the aircraft crashed within minutes of its departure. This tragedy marks the second Boeing 737 Max jet to crash in the past six months. Lion Air Flight 610 from Jakarta crashed … Continue reading Ethiopian flight crash leaves no survivors

College admissions scandal: What does it really take?

Odyssey Fields | Staff Writer Reed Saxon | Associated Press The college admission process overwhelms high school seniors every year. Recently, however, it has come to light that dozens of wealthy parents utilized what they thought was the perfect strategy to get their children into some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Bribes. More than 50 people — including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli — were charged on Tuesday in connection to the college admissions scandal, according to Fox News. Among those charged were nine coaches employed by elite schools, two SAT/ACT … Continue reading College admissions scandal: What does it really take?