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Your Avocado Toast is in Danger

Grace Vanden Bossche's picture

I recently stumbled upon this article that talks about Trump's recent activity with Mexico. He claims that he will shut down the border between the US and Mexico in the next week if they, Mexico, do not stop their "flood" of illegal immigrants immediately. This request is prompted by border control's projections for the month of March.

Whistleblower says White...

Ben Goldstein's picture
Whistleblower says White House pushed for security clearances despite 'serious disqualifying issues' President Trump allegedly pressured officials to give security clearances to individuals who had a wide range of serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct. If this ends up being true, what do you think will happen? Could some senior officials be indicted? Could there be consequences for the president?

South Caroline college girl killed by mistaken Uber driver

Maddie Donsky's picture

I wanted to share this article, as it really relates to all of us college students here. I'm sure most of you have heard about it already, but if you haven't it's very upsetting and I think important to recognize and talk about, as it can really happen to anyone. A young college girl at the University of South Carolina was murdered, after mistaking a car for her Uber driver. Her body was found 65 miles away from campus by two hunters on Friday.

Lyft Outmaneuvers Uber in IPO Race

Jack Berkey's picture

Ride hailing services have grown from nothing into an indelible part of transportation. What the said, we know and use major companies such as Lyft and Uber, but according to Uber's founder, "There are going to be more competitors." Lyft is projected to beat Uber to the public markets Friday after pricing its IPO Thursday at $72 a share, raising $2.34 billion. That being said, by the time both Lyft and Uber launch their IPO's, they will have each raised more venture capital than any U.S startup that has gone public.

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to something that has been seen in the news a lot recently. If you are not up to date with this story, Jussie Smollett is a star on the show Empire. Back in January, Smollet claimed that he had been attacked by two men that targeted him because he is both black and gay. He said that the men screamed "this is MAGA country", referencing Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." However, soon after police started investigating the hate crime, it became clear that Smollett had actually paid the two brothers to attack him to gain publicity.

College Admissions...

Ben Goldstein's picture

College Admissions Scandal Last week news broke about a "college admissions cheating scandal" which involved dozens of wealthy and famous parents from across the country being charged with federal crimes. Fifty people -- including Hollywood stars, top CEOs, college coaches and standardized test administrators -- allegedly took part in the scheme to cheat on tests and admit students to leading institutions as athletes, regardless of their abilities.

Mueller report denied from being released

Grace Vanden Bossche's picture

The Mueller report cleared the house after a unanimous vote, 420-0, to make it public to the American people. However, Lindsey Graham, a senator, refused to amend the house passed decision. The American people want not much more than to see the Mueller report become public. Graham is a close ally of Trump. His actions and his alliance with Trump is leaving a bad image with many people.

The global housing market...

Ben Goldstein's picture
The global housing market has cooled down over the last year, however, perhaps not for the reason that experts predicted. A year ago, several experts predicted the new tax law would cause a slowdown in the housing market. So far, the limitations on mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions haven’t had a negative impact. Instead, rising mortgage rates and home prices are doing more to put a damper on the market. (Washington Post).

Deaths from Dementia have Doubled in USA

Aaron Peltz's picture

Hi all,

I just read a very concerning article that can be found right here. The article mentions several things, one of the main ones being that in 2000 there were about 31 people per 1,000 that died from dimentia, but now in 2017, about 67 people per 1,000 die from dimentia in the United States.

Your Avocado Toast is in Danger

Grace Vanden Bossche's picture

I recently stumbled upon this article that talks about Trump's recent activity with Mexico. He claims that he will shut down the border between the US and Mexico in the next week if they, Mexico, do not stop their "flood" of illegal immigrants immediately. This request is prompted by border control's projections for the month of March.

Whistleblower says White...

Ben Goldstein's picture
Whistleblower says White House pushed for security clearances despite 'serious disqualifying issues' President Trump allegedly pressured officials to give security clearances to individuals who had a wide range of serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct. If this ends up being true, what do you think will happen? Could some senior officials be indicted? Could there be consequences for the president?

South Caroline college girl killed by mistaken Uber driver

Maddie Donsky's picture

I wanted to share this article, as it really relates to all of us college students here. I'm sure most of you have heard about it already, but if you haven't it's very upsetting and I think important to recognize and talk about, as it can really happen to anyone. A young college girl at the University of South Carolina was murdered, after mistaking a car for her Uber driver. Her body was found 65 miles away from campus by two hunters on Friday.

Lyft Outmaneuvers Uber in IPO Race

Jack Berkey's picture

Ride hailing services have grown from nothing into an indelible part of transportation. What the said, we know and use major companies such as Lyft and Uber, but according to Uber's founder, "There are going to be more competitors." Lyft is projected to beat Uber to the public markets Friday after pricing its IPO Thursday at $72 a share, raising $2.34 billion. That being said, by the time both Lyft and Uber launch their IPO's, they will have each raised more venture capital than any U.S startup that has gone public.

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to something that has been seen in the news a lot recently. If you are not up to date with this story, Jussie Smollett is a star on the show Empire. Back in January, Smollet claimed that he had been attacked by two men that targeted him because he is both black and gay. He said that the men screamed "this is MAGA country", referencing Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." However, soon after police started investigating the hate crime, it became clear that Smollett had actually paid the two brothers to attack him to gain publicity.

College Admissions...

Ben Goldstein's picture

College Admissions Scandal Last week news broke about a "college admissions cheating scandal" which involved dozens of wealthy and famous parents from across the country being charged with federal crimes. Fifty people -- including Hollywood stars, top CEOs, college coaches and standardized test administrators -- allegedly took part in the scheme to cheat on tests and admit students to leading institutions as athletes, regardless of their abilities.

Mueller report denied from being released

Grace Vanden Bossche's picture

The Mueller report cleared the house after a unanimous vote, 420-0, to make it public to the American people. However, Lindsey Graham, a senator, refused to amend the house passed decision. The American people want not much more than to see the Mueller report become public. Graham is a close ally of Trump. His actions and his alliance with Trump is leaving a bad image with many people.

The global housing market...

Ben Goldstein's picture
The global housing market has cooled down over the last year, however, perhaps not for the reason that experts predicted. A year ago, several experts predicted the new tax law would cause a slowdown in the housing market. So far, the limitations on mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions haven’t had a negative impact. Instead, rising mortgage rates and home prices are doing more to put a damper on the market. (Washington Post).

Deaths from Dementia have Doubled in USA

Aaron Peltz's picture

Hi all,

I just read a very concerning article that can be found right here. The article mentions several things, one of the main ones being that in 2000 there were about 31 people per 1,000 that died from dimentia, but now in 2017, about 67 people per 1,000 die from dimentia in the United States.

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