current events cheat sheet

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?

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.

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.

Dec 3, 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 26, 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 19, 2012

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 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.