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Feb 4, 2013

Super (Beyonce) Bowl, Blackouts, and a Kid President [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

The day after the Super Bowl: if you were partying it up last night, sorry about that hangover. If, like me, you only tuned in at halftime to see Beyonce and Destiny's Child give the BEST halftime performance ever, congratulations, your thoughts are probably still full of her fabulousness.

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.

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

Paul Ryan, Olympic Closing Ceremonies, the Spice Girls, and More! [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

It's ok, you don't have to admit that you spent the entire week crying and watching the Olympics. We rounded up the top news stories for you, and they're all right here.

Aug 13, 2012

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 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.

Feb 14, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Mubarak is Out, Freedom is In

Almost three weeks after riots began in Egypt, protesters’ demands were met and President Mubarak stepped down. In what is being talked about as one of the most stunning revolutions in Arab history, hundreds of thousands of people descended on Tahrir Square in Cairo in protest of the president’s 30-year reign.

Jan 31, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: Egyptians Protest for Peace

Since last Tuesday, Egyptians unhappy with their authoritative government have taken to the streets in protest. Inspired by the week prior’s events in Tunisia, the protesters are calling for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Murabak and the in-statement of a democratic government. So far, though, American politicians have remained pretty quiet on their stance on the week’s riots.

Jul 13, 2008

Hoes, Whores, and Double-Standards

In the words of Salt N Pepa, “the difference between a hooker and a ho ain’t nothin’ but a fee.”...

Apr 27, 2008

Food Crisis Sparks Global Riots: World Leaders Struggle to Respond

According to the World Bank, global food prices have increased by 75% since 2005 and 45% in the last nine...

Apr 26, 2008

Social Networking Sites Prove Their Worth: “Twitter,” says student, “Got me out of jail”

Most of the time, social networking sites are only discussed when devious, nasty, and vicious things occur. For instance, many...