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If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve certainly heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral videos are a perfect example of how social media can be used to create social change. The videos are meant to raise money and awareness for the ALS foundation. So what is ALS? According to the foundation’s website, “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain toRead More
Last week, the United States House of Representatives took a first-of-its-kind step and sued President Obama. Yes, you heard that right: the lower body of our legislative branch, the one with 435 voting members who are entrusted with the job of representing us, voted on a party line vote (with 5 republicans voting against the measure because it wasn’t “drastic enough”) to sue the President of the United States. The grounds for the suit? Doing his job. The Republican caucus, championed by their great leader, Speaker of the House JohnRead More
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The White House Correspondents dinner, or “nerd prom” as some call it, always presents an opportunity for the President to change pace from his usual political speeches, and give a comedic monologue. This year President Obama did not disappoint with his comedy. While there were a few jokes that seemed forced, like a photoshopped picture of the President sitting next to the devil signing a bill with Senator Ted Cruz in a frozen over hell, most of his jokes were witty and up-to-date with current pop culture phenomenons. For instance,Read More