Tuesday, January 18

News & Current Affairs

The Omicron variant births new travel restrictions
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The Omicron variant births new travel restrictions

By: Keona Bonamy On Nov. 30, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C) announced that travelers can expectstricter guidelines for departure flights after worries increase surrounding the Omicron variant.Travelers all over the United States and across the world reacted with distress and worry becausemany people are planning to vacation in the month of December. “Given that Omicron is increasingly identified in countries all over the world (including inpeople with no connection to southern Africa), now is a good time to reconsider travelrestrictions to African countries & move toward a more productive/coordinated global response,”said Twitter user Isaac Bogoch. https://twitter.com/BogochIsaac/status/1464974199462768646Countries all over Africa, especially Nigeria and Gha...
Hurricane Harvey Dives In
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Hurricane Harvey Dives In

By Friday evening on August 25th Hurricane Harvey had made landfall, making this the first Category 4 Hurricane, that ended a twelve-year record. There had not been a Hurricane that had made landfall with such intensity since 2005 with Hurricane Wilma. Harvey became one of the wettest tropical cyclones in the history of the United States. By September 1st, one-third of Houston was underwater. Within 24 hours there had been two feet of rain that had fallen and accumulated. In many areas, there was more than 40 inches of rain accumulated that caused a lot of flooding. All of this water forced approximately 39,000 people out of their homes and into nearby shelters. Hurricane Harvey recently hit one of our nation’s most proud states, Texas. It dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of ...
Did That Really Just Happen?
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Did That Really Just Happen?

We all know that each year most of us look forward to seeing who is graciously honored with an Oscar award. But no one was prepared for this past Oscars experience that went array. Feb. 26 millions of viewers at home and at the event watched the Oscars have the worst fail in 88 years. When it was time to read best picture we all watched as Warren Beatty looked so puzzled at the paper that he had reached out of the envelope, only to then hand it to Faye Dunaway in confusion and she would be the one to announce that “La La Land” had won best picture. But moments later we learned that, that was not the case at all. The viewers would shortly learn that presenters had gotten the wrong envelope and that “Moonlight” had won for best picture. Warren then explains to the crowd, “I want to te...
#OscarsSoBlack
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#OscarsSoBlack

By: Sandra Glover When April Reign started the hash tag #OscarsSoWhite on twitter she did not know the altitude that it will draw attention to the unspoken lack of diversity in the Academy Award show. In an interview last year she stated “It happened because I was disappointed once again in the lack of diversity and inclusion with respect to the nominees,” during the Oscars last year and the previous years there was an absence of colored people in the major acting categories. There were speculations of because the academy is still predominantly male, white and older there wouldn’t be a change because there will be a change. From this there was an uproar within Black Hollywood and plenty response to the trending hash tag, this time last year Angela Bassett discussed the Oscars on ...
Betsy DeVos and the Fate of HBCUs
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Betsy DeVos and the Fate of HBCUs

By Sandra Glover   Since Nov. 7., President Trump’s nominee Betsy Devos for Sectary of Education has been met with massive criticism about her “biased” views of education and her intentions for the education system  in the United States. For decades, billionaire major-republican donor and advocate for school choice Betsy DeVos has spent her career supporting the direction of taxpayers money into vouchers for private schools and the expansion of public funding for privately run schools. Upon hearing President Trump’s choice for Sectary of Education,  The ACLU of Michigan encouraged the congress to investigate DeVos records, where they brought light to her school vouchers which are  “a misguided idea that diverts taxpayer dollars into private and parochial schools and pe...
The “Inhumane” Travel Ban travels to The Oscars
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The “Inhumane” Travel Ban travels to The Oscars

By: Danielle Groomes This year at the Oscars, Asghar Farhadi, won best foreign language film for the second time. The difference between this year and before is what he calls the “inhumane” travel ban put in place by Donald Trump. As an act of protest, Asghar Farhadi chose not to attend the Oscars and formally accept his award. He chose to support his fellow Islamic countries and not come to America although he was allowed. Instead of him coming to accept his award and give an acceptance speech, Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian to go to space, read a statement from him. After he gave his thanks and showed his appreciation for the award, he went on to why he did not come to the Oscars to receive his award.       “My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and t...
Look Out Below
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Look Out Below

By: Marla Carter Unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, approximately 188,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in Northern California due to the Oroville Dam. All of the continuous snow and rain that flowed from the Sierra Nevada mountain range made the water levels rise higher than it had in years. The California Department of Water Resource (CDWR) had planned to use the emergency spillways, but no one had imagined that both spillways were damaged. The emergency spillway hasn’t been used in 48-years and is only used if the water levels reach 901 feet above elevation. The damage to the spillway was caused by erosion with the hole in the dam being 250 ft. long, 170 ft. wide and about 40 to 50 feet deep. The following day, the California Department of Water Resources had ...
Lincoln University’s President Talks Trump Meeting and “The Quad”
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Lincoln University’s President Talks Trump Meeting and “The Quad”

By Makeda White Lincoln University’s Interim President, Richard Green, will attend the upcoming meeting with the Trump Administration, congressional members and GOP lawmakers to discuss issues challenging the stability of HBCUs. The meeting will be held in the Library of Congress on Feb. 28, hosted by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C) in attendance will be more than 100 HBCU leaders as well as various Republican Officials, according to the Charlotte Post. Green was convinced to attend the event after receiving an invitation from the Thurgood Marshall Foundation. “The Thurgood Marshall Foundation felt that it was important to have an opportunity to meet with the new republican administration” Green says, “…to understand what his plans are and what his legi...
Campus Sit-In
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Campus Sit-In

By Alana Hudson On Sept. 28 students of the Lincoln University sat in the cafe after operation hours protesting against the administration and the athletic programs. This one day protest made it known to the rest of the local community where NBC felt the need to report it. Has the administration responded to the students out cry? As a student, I failed to see changes from the university management team. I also can blame my peers for not standing long and hard for what they believe needed to be fixed so we can have a successful college career. This act can be related to a hurt child crying behind a glass door. Where it was noticeable but not distinctive enough to make an impact at The Lincoln University. With the timeliness of the black lives matter protesting for rights [regardle...
The Internet: Government’s Keyhole Into Your Private Life
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The Internet: Government’s Keyhole Into Your Private Life

By Essienubong King Excuse the informality, but the U.S government has no “chill button” when it comes to giving privacy to their citizens. According to the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), the United States government, with aid from top service providers, has been involved in carrying out “illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans.” The problem with this issue is the lack of utter privacy for individuals in USA. National Security Agency (NSA) intercepts phone calls and internet communications; states EFF. Furthermore, instances include hackers tapping into “ webcams on private citizens’ personal devices to spy on them;” Yahoo discloses. As stated by Yahoo, FBI Director James Comey urges the use of tap...