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Lama Zaioor

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Real Life

Chrissy Teigen Offers to Pay McKayla Maroney’s Fine so That She Can Speak Out Against Nassar

Gold medalist McKayla Maroney is among the 140 women, including fellow Olympians Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, who have been abused by former U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar. Between Tuesday and Thursday, 88 women are expected to give victim impact statements in court. However, Maroney may be fined $100,000 if she is to speak about her accusations of abuse against Nassar. In 2016, Maroney settled a lawsuit against U.S.A. Gymnastics and reportedly received $1.25

Op-ed

Dear Rachael Ray, There is No Such Thing as “Israeli” Hummus

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray recently shared photos of a holiday meal she cooked up, which featured traditional Levantine cooking, that she labeled “Israeli.” Holiday Feast Highlights – Israeli nite, meze stuffed grape leaves, hummus, beet dip, eggplant and sun dried tomato dip, walnut and red pepper dip, and tabouli pic.twitter.com/pflF9Iv4DG — rachael ray (@rachaelray) December 21, 2017 The internet, however, was not having it. Multiple replies below her controversial tweet criticized her ignorance and pointed

Politics

Bella Hadid Stands Up For Palestine

International supermodel Bella Hadid made her political opinions very clear in an Instagram post to her 16 million Instagram followers on Thursday, as she denounced President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Overturning 70 years of international consensus, Trump has put an end to any existing possibility of peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. There is a very obvious reason that this move has not been made by past leaders. Recognizing Jerusalem

Real Life

The Beauty of Diverse Friends

When we are surrounded by people who come from the same background as ourselves, we tend to stick to them. Instead of branching out and making new acquaintances, we find comfort in hanging out with people that are familiar with the way we do things. Everyone is guilty of this. It’s only natural that we take the easy way out. But by only associating with people like ourselves, we are missing out on not only

Politics

Palestinian Officials to Suspend US Ties Following Threat to Close PLO Office in DC

This Saturday, Palestinian officials warned that they would cut the very few existing ties they have with the US if the Trump Administration closes the Palestinian Liberation Organization Office in Washington DC. While Palestine is not recognized as an independent state by the US, Palestinians are represented by the PLO, and the PLO’s office in Washington, D.C., is necessary for communication with the US. The State Department recently cited “certain statements made by Palestinian leaders”

International

A Black Death Plague Outbreak is Devastating Madagascar

Since August 2017, 143 people have died and 2000 have been infected in Madagascar by the Black Death, the plague that notoriously wiped out one-third of Europe during the Middle Ages. The disease is an annual occurrence in Madagascar, but this year’s breakout is especially severe, the worst they have seen in over 50 years, as it has spread to major towns and cities. Officials have been going to extreme measures to contain the outbreak. Medical

Real Life

Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow, But What Does That Actually Mean?

At 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Americans will adjust their clocks, so that it is 1:00 AM. But besides getting an extra hour of sleep, what is the purpose of this annual “fall back?” Daylight savings dates back to the early 1900s when Germany first decided to implement the practice, in efforts to conserve energy during World War I. The U.S. followed suit shortly afterwards, but it wasn’t until the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that Daylight

Politics

Twitter Deletes Information Valuable to the Russia Investigation

Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data that could have potentially shed more light on the role Russia played in the 2016 U.S. election. Russia’s primary platform for promoting then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was Twitter, as they created automated bots, fake users, catchy hashtags and bogus ad campaigns to push their pro-Trump agenda.  This sort of data is valuable because it allows investigators to trace Russian involvement to specific dates, which further reveals how they

Politics

As Facebook Hands Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress, Trump Calls Russia a Hoax and Attacks Clinton

The government has been investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. elections ever since Donald Trump became president. Facebook has now, following pressure from both Congress and the general public, decided to disclose the content of nearly 3,000 Russian-linked ads to contribute to the investigative effort. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, despite his previous defensiveness about fake news on Facebook influencing the election results, released a statement outlining 9 measures Facebook will be working on over the

Real Life

5 Millennials That Are Saving the Media

This past year, young conservative pundits have made a strong comeback through social media. Radically right-leaning commentators, such as Ben Shapiro and Tomi Lahren, have saturated Facebook and Twitter feeds with their hate-spewing rhetoric. Luckily, there are quite a few millennials who are unafraid to voice their opposition to the far-right’s views on political and social matters. Hasan Piker Hasan Piker, or “Woke Bae,” as his fans affectionately call him, is a host on The Young

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