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  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: Occupy Wall Street Meets Gossip Girl

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: Occupy Wall Street Meets Gossip Girl

    I think that most college women want to be informed on current events and the news but they feel like they can’t. Log onto CNN.com or The New York Times website and there is so much information- what is the most important? The most current? What actually matters? What is relevant to me?

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: Are There Any Politicians Out There That Don’t Cheat?

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: Are There Any Politicians Out There That Don’t Cheat?

    For the first time, a majority of Americans polled said they support gay marriage. The survey, carried out by Gallup, asked respondents whether they thought “marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage.” 53% of the people polled thought that they should.

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: Let the 2012 Presidential Race Begin!

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: Let the 2012 Presidential Race Begin!

    The race for the 2012 Republican presidential candidacy is on! There have been murmurings for a while, but this week, a few politicians made things official. Firstly, Mike Huckabee, considered a far right-wing front-runner, bowed out of the race saying that “all the factors say go, but my heart says no” (do you think he meant to rhyme?)

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: Our Education System is Broken

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: Our Education System is Broken

    Unsurprisingly, most of the news of the week remained focused on Osama bin Laden’s death. More details arose about the successful Navy SEAL mission, called “Operation Geronimo,” that took down the terrorist mastermind at his secret compound in Pakistan.

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: Is Apple Stalking You?

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: Is Apple Stalking You?

    Two researchers’ discovery that the iPhone and Android keep careful track of users’ whereabouts has the tech community up-in-arms. The location-logging mechanisms, which are inaccessible to the average non-techy user, automatically note and save the phone’s daily travel using WiFi and GPS signals.

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: More Protests in the Middle East

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: More Protests in the Middle East

    Syria is the latest Middle Eastern nation to be overtaken by popular demands for reform. On Wednesday, at least 20,000 protesters gathered at the funerals of 9 Syrians who were killed by state police during anti-regime rallies. Tension has remained high since then, and earlier today police fired tear gas into the 4,000-person strong crowd gathered in Deraa, one of Syria’s big cities.

  • We Can’t WAIT for The Amanda Knox Movie on Lifetime

    We Can’t WAIT for The Amanda Knox Movie on Lifetime

    Lifetime movies, like eating frosting out of the tub with a spoon, are one of those guilty pleasures we all indulge in that only our closet friends know about. However, let's be real: we all love watching those cheesy movies that our favorite D-list actors star in to revive their long-lost careers. And tonight's newest addition, 'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy' is no exception.

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: The Fight For Freedom Spreads

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: The Fight For Freedom Spreads

    Inspired by the recent and effective Egyptian protests, more and more Middle Eastern countries are being consumed by rallies. Bahrain, Libya and Yemen were most prominent in the news this week, though protests are happening in numerous countries including Jordan, Tunisia, Iran, just to name a few. In many of these countries, the governments are responding to the peaceful protesters with extreme violence.

  • Current Events Cheat Sheet: February 7, 2011

    Current Events Cheat Sheet: February 7, 2011

    The protests in Egypt continue, and they've started to have some pretty big effects. Today is day 14 of the protests, and the gatherers' biggest demand- that President Mubarak be ousted immediately- has not yet been met. Many journalists who have descended on the capitol to film the over 100,000 daily visitors have been arrested, though the government claims this is unintentional.