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Avery - UNC Chapel Hill

http://twitter.com/#!/AveryJCK Where I want to be: in a city, people-watching, with a fashion magazine under my arm, a good book tucked in my purse, and a half sipped coffee concoction in my hand.
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May 21, 2012

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Married, Makes $16 Billion [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Facebook went public on Friday, hitting the market at $42 a pop Newly released info from the U.S. Census revealed that more than half of babies born in the U.S. in the last year were minorities. JP Morgan Chase, one of the more successful banks during the economic crisis, has lost big-time. Columbia Law School posted a 400-page investigation online alleging that Texas wrongfully executed an innocent man back in 1989.

May 14, 2012

Don’t Lie on Your Resume [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

The chief executive of Yahoo has resigned after it was discovered that he lied on his resume. In other resume news, a 22-year-old Minnesota man got a job after posting his resume on a billboard.

May 7, 2012

A Mouth Spray That Makes You Instantly Drunk? [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

France elected a new president. A 13-year-old is CEO and founder of a company that has created a cure for hiccups. The terrorist group Al Qaeda has posted a video of a kidnapped American development worker. A French designer and an American scientist have created a portable mouth spray that causes instant drunkenness.

Apr 30, 2012

1 In 2 College Grads Are Unemployed or Underemployed [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

A patron collapsed at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas for the second time in two months. Google released the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s report into their Street View service, which collected private data from millions of households. Former Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards trial heated up this week. A recent study from the Associated Press reveals that 1 in 2 recent college grads is jobless or underemployed.

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Apr 16, 2012

North Korea Suffers a Party Foul [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Five people are confirmed dead after tornadoes stuck the Midwest this weekend. Rick Santorum stepped out of the race to become the Republican presidential nominee. North Korea suffered international embarrassment Friday when their much-hyped missile demonstration ended with a mid-air explosion. The mayor of Newark, New Jersey made headlines this week for saving a woman from a burning building. The Obamas and Bidens released their 2011 tax returns.

Is Obama Creating More Jobs? [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

A Navy fighter jet crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon. President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law on Thursday. After Tuesday's primaries, Mitt Romney's nomination by the Republican Party has transformed from likely to almost certain.

So Who Won the Mega Millions Jackpot? [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

The U.S. lottery jackpot hit a record high this week, sending scores of people to their local lotto stops to purchase tickets. Numbers released on Thursday revealed that more kids than ever are being diagnosed with autism. The U.S. Supreme Court heard three days of oral argument on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan.

Current Events Cheat Sheet: RIP Trayvon

Everyone's been talking about Trayvon Martin this week. A gunman murdered four people in a Jewish community in France on Monday. The Hunger Games broke box office records with its opening weekend numbers. A report released last week discovered that total student debt in America has surpassed $1 trillion.

Mar 5, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet

Deadly tornadoes swung through the Midwest and South. Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh got in trouble for calling a Georgetown Law student a 'slut' on-air. Russia got all excited about their presidential elections this week, and then on Sunday, the results came through: Vladimir Putin wins again.

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Feb 20, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: When Butt-Grabs and Beer Pong Become News

A man created the most expensive Starbucks drink ever. Obama’s 2013 budget plan means serious cuts for NASA. A man sued a bar for being allowed to continue to play beer pong way too long. News broke that Hitler, who was always assumed to be childless, may actually have had a son.

Feb 13, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Don’t Blaze and Drive

A federal appeals court knocked down California's Prop 8. President Obama backed off on a rule that would require religious organizations to provide their employees with health insurance covering birth control. The violence in Syria is getting worse and worse. Scientists say don't drive stoned. In an attempt to save their troubled economy, Greek Parliament passed a number of spending cuts on Sunday, leading to mass protests in Athens.

Jan 30, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Money, Money, Money and Taco Bell Breakfast

President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney finally released his tax forms on Tuesday after continued pressure from his opponents and the public. Apple recorded record profits this quarter and briefly surpassed Exxon to become the most valuable company in the world. Taco Bell announced that it will begin selling breakfast food.

Jan 23, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Brad Pitt Questioned in Case of Dismembered Head

Gabrielle Giffords has announced that she will step down from Congress. A dismembered head was found in the area surrounding the Hollywood sign on Tuesday. President Obama rejected the Keystone XL deal, which would have built a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Texas to Canada.

Jan 16, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Presidential Hair?

Mitt Romney snagged a double-digit victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. A video showing American Marines peeing on Taliban corpses went viral on the Internet. The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) announced that challengers left a total of $409,085.56 at security checkpoints in 2010.

Jan 9, 2012

Current Events Cheat Sheet: The Iowa Caucus Happened. So Did a Lot of Other Things.

GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney came out ahead in Tuesday's Iowa Caucus. President Obama, America's Commander in Chief, announced a new defense plan on Thursday that would cut $487 billion from the Pentagon's defense budget in the next ten years. Iran is getting closer to creating dangerous nuclear weapons.

Dec 19, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Ding, Dong the Wicked Kim is Dead (Not Kardashian…)

Kim Jong Il, the longtime, ruthless dictator of North Korea, died from a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 69. The Iraq War is over (wait really?). Teenagers are smoking record amounts of weed. Plus, the Obama family's holiday photo.

Dec 12, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: If The Presidential Race Were A Reality Show

Some think this is the beginning of a 'Russian Spring,' with young people uprising against the government the way they did in the Middle East earlier this year. Putin must think so too, because he ordered students to school on a Saturday to prevent them from gathering. School on a Saturday? Oh helll nooo. Not the way to win students' approval.

Dec 5, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: School of Sex?

You can now enroll at the Austrian International School of Sex and graduate with a degree in applied sexuality. “We teach hands on,” says the website. The school is located in Vienna, and each semester costs about $1,900. Way, way ,way less than my current school, but there’s no accreditation, and a degree in applied sexuality?

Nov 21, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: She’s Too Young

A 10-year-old Mexican girl came into the news this week after giving birth to a 31-week-old baby. The main question on the public’s mind is: Was she raped? So far, no one knows, but hospital workers immediately alerted the police, who are on the case.

Nov 7, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: No More Dippin’ Dots?!?!

Dippin' Dots has some serious money problems. 'The Ice Cream of the Future'?? Not so much. On Thursday, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in attempt to avoid foreclosure. With $11 million in loans, there are serious doubts whether the brand can save itself.

Oct 31, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: How to Tell if That Dude Hitting on You is a Psychopath

Friends, let's debunk the myth that you can't have fun in college without drinking. Yes, booze does help, but it doesn't mean you can't have fun without it. The activities may not come right out at you when you ponder, "What does one do in college that doesn't involve drink and is fun?"...but they're there.

Oct 24, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Congrats, Libya!

The former Libyan leader, or to put it more accurately, the former brutal, oppressive dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, was killed Thursday. Gadhafi died following a NATO air strike, which for some justifies President Obama's decision to initiate the airwar. Libyan rebels fighting for a democratic nation celebrated in the streets when they heard the news, but of course, things aren't so simple.

Oct 17, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: I’m Glad I’m Not Famous

Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s hu-mun-go jobs plan when it went up for vote in Congress this week. The $447 billion bill included a number of incentives and policies that Obama said would increase job growth, support small, struggling businesses and ultimately bolster the still-faltering economy. Fortunately or not, enough of Congress didn’t agree.

Oct 10, 2011

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?

Oct 3, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Smooth Criminal? MJ’s Doctor’s Trial Begins

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?

Sep 26, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: You Don’t Have to Be Straight to Shoot Straight

Every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it). Now you’ll finally know what’s going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.

Sep 19, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet

Every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it). Now you’ll finally know what’s going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.

Sep 12, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: If You Thought Your Summer Vacay Was Crazy…

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?

Aug 29, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Yes, There Is Other News Besides the Hurricane

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? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it).

Aug 15, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Are Bert and Ernie Coming Out of the Closet?

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? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I'll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner (just the way your over-stuffed college brain likes it). Now you'll finally know what's going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.

Aug 8, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: The DOW Dropped Low, Low, Low

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?

Aug 1, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: the Tiger Congressman Resigns

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? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner. Now you’ll finally know what’s going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.

Jul 25, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: RIP Amy Winehouse

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? Well wonder no more, because every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner. Now you’ll finally know what’s going on in the world without having to spend hours a day sifting through the breaking news.

Jul 18, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Eat Your Peas, Congress!

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? Well wonder no more, CollegeCandies, because every Monday I’ll be bringing you up to date on the biggest news stories in a quick, concise manner.

May 30, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: May 30, 2011

The co-founder of Pay-Pal announced that he’ll be paying students $100,000 not to go to college. Sounds like a sweet deal, right? It won’t be all fun though; they’ll have to do something with that money. Peter Thiel will give 24 students under 20 $100,000 to drop out of school for two years and build their own start-up companies.

May 23, 2011

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.