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Mollie Davis

Mollie Davis
Politics

Reorganizing The Executive Branch: Everything You Need To Know

Today, March 13th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order by the name of ‘Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch’. The name of the order was released this morning in the Presidents schedule for the day and people became rightfully worried. Here’s a breakdown of what the order does, and doesn’t mean. The full text can be found here. Section 1, Purpose: The order is being put in place to better the accountability of

Politics

Jeff Sessions Next Trump Official On The Russia Hot Seat

It has recently come out that Attorney General for the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions, spoke with Russia’s ambassador to the United States twice last year, at times during which he was a part of Trump’s campaign team. One of these meetings took place during the height of what officials say was a Russian cyber campaign targeting the presidential race.  During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions said the following: “I have been called a surrogate

Real Life

Islamic Relief USA, A NGO To Pay Attention To

We could all do with being reminded that there is still good in the world despite what’s going in our own lives. One stunning reminder of humanity is shown in Islamic Relief USA, a relief organization made up of humanitarians,  volunteers, donors, supporters, partners, and affiliates, who have been  working together to create a better world for nearly 25 years. Their relief programs have been across the world, from Flint, Michigan to Somalia. I recently

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Entertainment

A Musical For All of Us: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Cast Recording Review

This article contains spoilers for the show, you have been warned. The Dear Evan Hansen Cast Recording is out! This new Broadway musical, with songs by the Oscar nominated Pasek and Paul, follows a high-schooler struggling with anxiety throughout the course of what happens when a lie snowballs out of control. The show also covers topics such as suicide, mourning, and single parenting. 1) Anybody Have a Map? This song, that could be dubbed a

Real Life

Weekend Review: Peaceful Protests at Dulles Airport

President Trump signed an executive order Friday which put a 90-day ban on entry to the US from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The Executive Order also suspends the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days and puts an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.  The order became effective immediately, leaving people flying in from the 7 countries confused and scared when they were detained

International

Chile Hit by Worst Fires It’s Ever Seen

Wild fires ravaging through Chile have killed at least 10 people, government officials said. Civilians and fire fighters are among the dead. 1000s of survivors have no home to go back to, the fires destroying entire villages. The blazes that started ripping through Chile started just over a week ago, fueled by strong wind and drought conditions, the perfect combination to keep a fire burning. They are reportedly, the worst fires the country has seen

Real Life

Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face that represents a countdown to a global catastrophe, like nuclear war, climate change, biological weapons and threats to cyber security. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, started by physicists who built the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, started the clock in 1947. The closer that The Science and Security Board set the clock to midnight, the closer they believe the world is to disaster. Today at

International

Terrorist Attack Rocks Somali Hotel

Al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility via the radio for the car bombings and shootings that ripped through a hotel in Mogadishu, on Wednesday. There is no exact death toll yet, some agencies reporting as many as 28 dead. More than three dozen people have been confirmed wounded, including 7 journalists. The hotel is reported to be a popular place of short-term residence for politicians, located less than a mile from the Somali Parliament building.

Real Life

Thank You, Jonathan Larson

Son, brother, friend, writer, musician, Tony winner, Pulitzer Prize winner are just a few titles Jonathan Larson holds. Tragically, the last two only came to him after his passing. On January 25th, 1996, the day Rent started previews on Broadway, Larson came home from rehearsal and died his kitchen, just a little over a week before his 36th birthday. Though he may not be physically here, the legacy he left will never leave. Rent is

LGBT+

What They Don’t Teach You In School: The White Night Riots

History goes beyond what we are taught in school and what our textbooks tell us. We should all strive to learn about the events left behind by the books. One of these events is dubbed The White Night Riots. The riots that define the event were started in retaliation to the death of Harvey Milk and George Moscone and the lenient sentencing that Dan White received for killing them. Harvey Milk was the first openly-gay person

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