Author: Emma Thor

Controversial arrest sparks outrage in Philadelphia

Courtesy of AKS.9955, Wikipedia Starbucks faces backlash after two black men were arrested for standing in the establishment for two minutes. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson arrived at Starbucks for a real estate business meeting at a Philadelphia Starbucks. After arriving Nelson asked to use the restroom and the manager said […]

“Saturday Night Live” alum returns to host an episode

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader returned to the comedy show as host on March 18. During the SNL episode, Hader played some iconic characters such as Stefon during the Weekend Update segment, Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci in the cold open and […]

Despite efforts, administration lifts ban on trophies

Photo courtesy of Myrabella, Wikimedia Commons Recently the Trump administration quietly lifted the ban on elephant and rhino trophies. The ban was initially issued by the Obama administration in 2016. By lifting this ban it is now legal to import elephant trophies. According to a Washington Post report, the decision […]

Staff Secretary Rob Porter should have resigned sooner

Photo courtesy of Matt Wade, Wikipedia White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter has resigned due to alleged domestic abuse claims by two of his ex-wives. It should have happened months ago. The allegations first emerged during interim security process interviews of Porter’s ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby. They disclosed […]

T.V. networks schedule 25 days of holiday programming

Graphic courtesy of Wikipedia It’s that time of year again for Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” movie marathon. This year Freeform will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their beloved holiday tradition. Freeform started the marathon in November to market people’s obsession with Christmas. The “25 Days of Christmas” movie lineup […]

Journalist t-shirt is offensive and should not be sold

Photo courtesy of Mike Mozart, Flickr Since the election, the news media has been the target of fake news attacks through the current president’s tweets and through selling of explicit shirts. Recently, Walmart removed a T-shirt from third company website manufacturer, Teespring, that said, “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.” […]

Toy stores sell millions of popular toys for the holidays

Photo courtesy of Evan Amos, Wikipedia The best part about the holiday season is the gift exchange. According to Toys “R” Us, the hottest 2017 toys are L.O.L. (Little Outrageous Little) Surprise, Fingerlings, Power Wheel Boomerang, Nintendo Switch and Hatchimals.  One of the hottest toys is the L.O.L. Big Surprise […]

Balloons fly through New York for Thanksgiving Parade

Photo courtesy of S. Pakhrin, Flickr To kick off the holiday season, Macy’s held their 91st parade that took over Macy’s Herald Square last Thursday. The parade, however, came right after a recent terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, calling for a high police presence before, during and after the event. […]

This Halloween “Wonder Woman” costumes reign

Photo by Giancarlo Sepulveda As Halloween came and left, most people were either purchasing last minute costumes or binge watching the first season of the Netflix Original series “Stranger Things” before the premiere of the second season last Friday. This year’s Halloween was about embracing each of our inner superheroes […]