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Mollie Davis

Mollie Davis
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Why Are Yahoo’s Comment Sections Always Filled With Hatred and Bigotry?

It comes as no surprise that the internet is full of hateful individuals. Somewhat surprising, however, is the platform that many of them have can be found on is the popular search engine, Yahoo. Yahoo’s home page is known for its extensive news coverage, with an open comment section on almost every article. The comment sections on these articles have made a name for themselves as pseudo-Ku Klux Klan meetings and hotbeds of all sorts

Real Life

What Is “The War on Christmas”?

As December arrives, so does the ideological debate often dubbed by the right as “The War on Christmas.” Though the idea of liberals waging war on the holiday dates back all the way to when Henry Ford was alive, it has been especially talked about within the last few years. With Donald Trump as president, many on the right are crediting Trump with ending the hypothetical war on their beliefs, that they believe was often led by former

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Russian Astronaut Claims to Have Found Alien Life

Could bacteria found on the surface of a space station prove that alien life is out there? Russian astronaut Anton Shkaplerov thinks so. Shkaplerov told Russian news outlet TASS  on Monday that the bacteria appeared to not be from earth. Shkaplerov said that the bacteria was found while astronauts were doing a swabbing of the surface of the International Space Station, more specifically on an area of the station that was more obscure. The product

Politics

Who Is Rick Gates? Learn About The Man Charged Alongside Manafort

Today, dubbed on social media as #MuellerMonday, both Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrendered to the Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. While many know of Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman of 5 months before resigning, his “partner in crime” Rick Gates is less well-known, even though he may have had a more significant impact on the Trump campaign than Manafort. Rick Gates joined the Trump campaign alongside Paul Manafort in March of 2016, taking the

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The Standing Rock Chairman Has Been Voted out of Office

Just one year after the Dakota Access Pipeline protests made headlines around the world, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota has been voted out of office. The now former-chairman, Dave Archambault, managed to receive about 37% of the 1710 votes and his challenger Mike Faith, a longtime councilman and wildlife official, won with 63%. Archambault released a statement shortly after his defeat, making it clear he won’t be fading into the

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Here’s Why You Should Be at CureFest

September is childhood cancer awareness month and with it comes CureFest, an event dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer and celebrate those who have fought it. Childhood cancer is a relatively unpopular topic among the general public and elected leaders, something the organizers of this event want to change. The event takes place in Washington D.C., on Sep. 16 and 17. Over 250,000 new cases of cancer impact youth under 20 each year, yet research

Politics

The Trump Organization Redirected Funds Meant For Childhood Cancer Research. Here’s Why You Should Care.

Every September, which is childhood cancer awareness month, the Eric Trump Foundation hosts a golf invitational to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s is a vital organ to childhood cancer research and the Eric Trump foundation has done good in raising more than $11 million for the hospital. According to Eric, this is accomplished by how the charity is run, since Trump-owned golf courses can be used free of charge and

Politics

Trump Unclear as to Why the Civil War Could Not Have Been Prevented

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump stated that he was unclear as to why the Civil War wasn’t prevented, something he seems to think would have been simple if Andrew Jackson didn’t die over 10 years prior to it. “People don’t realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?”

Politics

Bye Bye Bannon: Steve Bannon Removed from National Security Council

There were a few changes made to the National Security Council when Donald Trump reorganized it on Wednesday, but the most notable was the removal of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. As chief strategist, a position introduced by Trump in December,  Bannon worked to execute the administration’s long-term agenda and provide counsel to Trump on all critical matters. Bannon faced major scrutiny from all sides about his high position in the administration, many upset

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Sensationalism In Journalism

Sensationalism is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “the presentation of stories in a way that is intended to provoke public interest or excitement, at the expense of accuracy.“, and is a synonym of phenomenalism. The way Maddow framed the release of President Trump’s 2005 returns holds up this definition, but sensationalism has been a vital organ of journalism since the 16th century. As much as it may anger people, sensationalism sells, whether it’s papers, clicks,

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