Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

Stop Sipping to Save the Earth

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

When you order your favorite soft drink or milkshake, how do you drink it? If you said “With a straw,” you’re not alone. In fact, Americans use an estimated 500 million plastic straws every day. But this is about to change. Across the country, universities, food service companies, and even entire cities are banning plastic […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Exciting Primaries in Red States If you haven’t been paying much attention to the recent primary elections, you’re not alone: voter turnout from both parties for non-presidential primaries is always quite low. This year, however, there are exciting races to watch in many places, most notably in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. These are all historically […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Sexual Harassment Charge New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has become the latest politician to resign in the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement. Schneiderman–a Democrat, vocal defender of women’s rights, and anti-Trumper–has been accused of physically abusing four women. Aside from their anger over the incident itself, Democrats have also been angry […]

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site examines the March For Our Lives protest event that happened across the country on Saturday, March 24. More than 800 protests occurred in every U.S. state, and on every continent except Antarctica. The nationwide March For Our Lives event was organized by students, spearheaded by the […]

Students Walk Out

Students Walk Out

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Wednesday, March 14 was the one-month anniversary of the school massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of fourteen students and three teachers. In response–and inspired by the Parkland survivors who have come forward to demand improved gun safety laws–thousands of students nationwide chose to walk out of […]

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Thoughts and Prayers . . . and New Gun Laws?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site gives some information about last week’s discussion between the White House and Congress regarding tightened gun control proposals. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting last month that killed 17 people and injured 14 more, many people are calling for the federal government to […]

#NeverAgain?

#NeverAgain?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Current Events | No Comments

It’s been two weeks since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed at least 17 people and injured at least 14 more. Since then, there has been a lot of talk about establishing common-sense gun control laws, while well-worn debates begin once more about Second Amendment rights, […]

Tragedy Strikes Florida

Tragedy Strikes Florida

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Top Stories | No Comments

On Valentine’s Day, 17 people were killed and another 14 seriously injured during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What Happened? The suspected gunman, nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student. Cruz entered the school just after 2:00pm on Wednesday. He pulled fire alarms all over the school to […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Deadly Mudslides in California Over the past several months, whenever we heard about California weather in the news, it was usually because of the devastating wildfires that ravaged huge portions of the state and left a wide path of death and destruction in their wake. Now, Montecito, a city in Southern California, is facing a […]

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

As Houston and south Texas struggled to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey just two weeks ago, a second and more powerful hurricane, Irma, crashed into the Caribbean on Thursday on its way to South Florida and the Florida Keys. Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, left behind […]