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Addison Gallagher

Addison Gallagher
Politics

Trump’s Ignorance Towards Hurricane Maria Only Made It Worse

On Sept. 20, 2017, the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall as a Category 5 storm to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, destroying approximately 80% of the island and leaving 100% of citizens powerless and in the wake of an utter disaster. The death toll, in Hurricane Maria’s aftermath, was officiated at an estimated 2,975, with some still unaccounted for. Water and food shortages ran rampant, hospitals were closed due to damage

Politics

Women in Congress Plan To Wear Black For State Of The Union To Protest Sexual Harassment

The wearing of the color black became associated with a new meaning at this year’s Golden Globes Awards, where both women and men participated in sporting the color on the red carpet to make a statement on sexual harassment in the workplace and advocate for movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up. Now, Congressional members have adopted the idea, leading to the announcement by the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) or Congressional women in the

Politics

Trump’s Bigotry: The Bigger Problem of the Sh*thole Comment

President Trump was quick to deny the most recent accusation that he made a comment in which he denounced prominently black foreign nations as “sh*thole countries.” Yet with a sitting Democratic senator and various outlets of media confirming his quote as true and with Trump’s continuous conflict with credibility, the importance of the controversy is not whether or not he actually did say it, but what it says about the increasingly impacting matter of Trump’s

Politics

Jailed Dreamers Protest Vote on DACA With Hunger Strike

In September, Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected those who were brought into the country illegally as children and permitted them to stay in the country temporarily to attend school or work if they met certain criteria. And now, as the government approaches conflicting views on the new federal budget with a possible government shutdown, approximately 800,000 Dreamers are left with their fate unknown for the new year. Six

Politics

What The Net Neutrality Repeal Means

The Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) voted on Thursday afternoon to repeal net neutrality, a rule that regulates telecommunications companies (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, etc.) and prevents them from shaping the consumer’s Internet experience. This means that now, these companies can profit from the restriction of how we use the Internet. And although this decision inspired mass outrage throughout the country, it is important to note that the fight for free internet is not over yet. Ajit

Real Life

Workweek in New York City Begins With Explosion

On Monday morning at around 7:30 a.m., just as rush hour was hitting its peak in one of the busiest cities in the country, a man wearing a self-made device set off an explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal located near Times Square. The man who was responsible is now in custody after setting off the low-tech pipe bomb in a passageway underneath 42nd Street in Manhattan connecting the subway stations at Times Square

Real Life

NBC Journalist Matt Lauer Fired for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

On Wednesday morning, NBC’s hit show, “Today,” announced that reporter Matt Lauer had been fired for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace after a female employee issued a complaint against him. The family-based morning talk show is highly-rated and very profitable, with co-anchor Matt Lauer at the center as the face of the program since 1997. The reveal of his condemnable behavior came as a surprise to many viewers, but not necessarily to those who worked with Lauer.

Race

14-Year-Old Native American Boy Killed By Police, Family Wants Answers

A 14-year-old Native American boy was killed by police on a Native reservation in Wisconsin, and now, his family demands justification. Jason Pero, an eighth-grader residing on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation, was fatally shot outside of his home last Wednesday, November 8, while staying home from school due to a flu diagnosis. According to The AP, the sheriff’s office of Ashland received a call at approximately 11:40 a.m. local time

Real Life

For The Eight Named Victims of the NYC Terror Attack, It Was Just a Normal Day

The alleged terrorist attack that took place in New York City on Tuesday, October 31st, and involved a truck being driven to plow down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path, left eight people dead. For those recently named victims, it was just a normal day in the city. Of those who died, five were Argentines from Rosario, a city that has now declared three days of mourning. Police identified the men as Hernan Diego

Politics

Trump’s Ideas Are Transforming the Republican Party

President Donald Trump is dominating the Republican party standards with his divisive ideology, and those in disagreement with his ways are facing the decision of either conforming to the changing party or surrendering their position. “We have, actually, great unity in the Republican Party,” Trump expressed to reporters at the White House on Wednesday in the wake of heavy critique from Republican politicians. However, the unignorable tension caused by the pressure to adapt to Trump’s

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