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current events cheat sheet

May 6, 2013

Coachella Attendees Like Bands So Unique They Aren’t Even Real [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Today is my LAST day of college classes ever. Happy summer, everybody! Here are the week's top stories.

Apr 29, 2013

President Obama Reveals His New Entrance Music [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Passing a swim test is a graduation requirement at my school (for real), and I officially passed the test over the weekend. I am accepting congratulatory gifts. Here are the week's top stories.

Apr 22, 2013

“Dove Real Beauty Sketches” – Beautiful or Sketchy? [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

After this very tough and very scary week, I hope everyone's holding up out there. We're sending all our love to Boston – here's how you can donate to the victims if you're so inclined. Here are the week's top stories.

Apr 15, 2013

How Animals Eat Their Food [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Who watched the MTV Movie Awards? I didn't... I was too busy watching Despicable Me. Here are the week's top stories.

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Apr 8, 2013

Watch Beyonce Dance With Past Versions of Herself [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Here's to hoping it gets to be shorts weather this week here in NYC. This weather is being a real tease. Here are the week's top stories.

Selena Gomez Made Justin Bieber Cry [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Yeah, I know you're just reading this for that headline. I was like, baby, baby, baby, ohhhhhh..... Here are the week's top stories.

Mar 25, 2013

Steubenville, a New Pope, and the History of Rap [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

SPRING BRRRRRRREEEEEEAAAAAAAAAK!!!!! Jk, I'm in New York and it's snowing. But I've decided that if I buy cute spring clothes, spring will come. Right? Right. Here are the week's top stories just in case you missed them on your fabulous tropical vacation.

Mar 18, 2013

You’re Doing It Wrong: The Federal Budget, Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Shake [CECS]

I'm counting down the weeks to Spring Break, which means one of two things: either it's midterms, or I have senioritis. Wait, I think it's both? Here are the week's top stories.

Mar 4, 2013

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Jan 28, 2013

Women in Combat, Norovirus, and Manti Te’o Songified [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Katie Couric pushed Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o for some answers about his fake-dead-girlfriend controversy. And because the internet is beautiful, the Gregory Brothers songified it. Why, why, Manti?

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Dec 10, 2012

This Video May Ruin All Your Memories of Grease [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Happy Hannukah to those who observe the holiday! Does it look like winter where you are? Because it sure does NOT in New York City. I never thought I'd be wishing for colder weather, but it's totally happening. It's December. There is supposed to be snow on the ground! Where is my winter wonderland?! Anyway, here are the week's top stories.

Dec 3, 2012

Jackie from Krispy Kreme Will Restore Your Faith in the World [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

I would really, really love it if there was just one week where this column didn't involve me writing about people killing each other. Yeah, sorry to be a downer. Call me Miss America, but all I want is world peace! Luckily, we've got a viral video this week that will cheer you up after you make it through the sad headlines.

Nov 26, 2012

Texas Wants Out and Black Friday Shoppers Go Cray [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Happy Monday! (That was semi-sarcastic.) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of delicious food and low on family awkwardness (hey, a girl can dream). This week's news is dominated by Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but I did my best to dig out the other stories. Read on!

Nov 19, 2012

So What Did Gen. Petraeus Do, Anyway? [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

OMG you guys, football! There must be some exciting things going on because I can hardly think or type right now thanks to the guy down the hall who loves to scream at the TV when football games are on!

Nov 5, 2012

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Whatever your beliefs, your party affiliation, your level of annoyance with election season... please, please, please VOTE. And bring a friend.

Oct 22, 2012

Presidential Jokes, Zumba Brothel, and Honey Boo Boo [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Apparently football season is in full swing, because all the guys in my dorm are spending more and more time yelling at the TV. Here are the week's top stories.

Oct 18, 2012

The Stratosphere Jump, Malala Yousufzai, and YouTube Explodes [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

I'm not going to lie to you guys, there's not a whole lot of happy news this week. But this is our world, so be brave and read on!

Oct 8, 2012

Meningitis, Space Travel and Autotuned Politics [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Midterm season already? Here's what you missed while you were crying into your books.

Oct 1, 2012

Hackers, Jimmy Hoffa, Supertaxes and Let’s Have a Kiki [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

How is it that nothing is blooming and I still have terrible allergies? Anyway. Here are the week's top stories.

Sep 24, 2012

Space Shuttle, Pandas, Tigers, and the Emmys [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Did you watch the Emmys instead of doing your homework? It's ok. Maybe you can get Amy Poehler to write an excuse for you.

Sep 10, 2012

Tornadoes, Strikes, Somalia, and Gangnam Style [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

While you were crying over the Twitter hoax deaths of Morgan Freeman and Alfonso Ribiero (not Carlton!!!!), we were picking up the pieces and finding out what you missed. Here are the past week's top stories.

Sep 3, 2012

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Conventions [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

A swarm of earthquakes hit California, and more than 400 earthquakes with a magnitude above 1.0 took place over the span of one week. Several buildings have been closed due to damage.

Aug 20, 2012

Wildfires, Droughts, Pussy Riot, Oh My! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

The Olympics may be over, but Ryan Lochte hasn't stopped saying "Jeah." Here's what you missed while you were staring at his abs and trying not to listen to what was coming out of his mouth.

Aug 6, 2012

Tragedy Strikes at Home While the Olympics Carry On in London [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Once again, we're sad to say that the national news isn't the happiest this week. Our hearts go out to the victims of the shooting in Wisconsin. Read on for more details on that tragedy, as well as other world news updates.

Jul 30, 2012

Team USA Will Call You, Maybe, and More! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Hey, guys! It's the Olympics! Since we know you've been glued to your TV all weekend, here's what you missed.

Jul 23, 2012

The Scene in Colorado, A First for the Tour de France and More! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

We're sad to say that our updates on current events aren't always so cheerful, and that goes for this week especially. Once again, we'd like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families and friends. Read on for updates about the shooting, as well as this week's other top stories.

Jul 16, 2012

Olympic Uniform Scandal, Shark Attacks, “That Gotye Song,” and More! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Still hiding under your bed after Friday the 13th? Here's what you missed in the last week.

Jul 9, 2012

Heat Waves, Higgs Boson, Wimbledon and More! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Still nursing that patriotic post-Fourth of July headache? Here's what you missed in the last week.

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.

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.

Apr 9, 2012

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.

Apr 2, 2012

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.