New App Rates Businesses Based on Political Inclusiveness

By Kyle Durant: The common saying, “there’s an app for that” has reached a new level. 63red, a “family of conservative tools,” has created an app which the Washington Post cites as being similar to Yelp. The newest app to launch from the 63red company, 63red Safe, allows users to rate companies, restaurants and other …

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Rallying a Revolution in Massachusetts

By Leah Gauquier: Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) is a democratic, political action organization launched on January 28, 2017. Founded shortly after Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign of 2016, it seeks to continue Sander's reforms and work. There are about 7,000 members in Massachusetts. This organization endorses Sanders' progressive views on issues including corporate welfare, LGBTQ rights, …

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Gulistan, Land of Roses

By Mildred Collins: This week Assumption College hosted the final screening of Zanye Akyol's latest film; Gulistan, Land of Roses. The film follows the daily lives of female guerrilla fighters in northern Iraq. They are focusing on fighting ISIS's presence in Kurdistan. Zanye's film gives us glimpse into their lives both on and off the battlefield. …

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Students Gain New Insights after Building Up Baltimore

By David Cifarelli: Baltimore, Maryland is home to one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. (U.S. Census QuickFacts on Baltimore City). A 2015 article published by CNN Money reported that 24 percent of Baltimore's population lived below the poverty line, despite Maryland being the richest state in the United States. The article also highlighted the ongoing …

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Grammy President asked to “Step Down” after saying Women should “Step Up”

By David Cifarelli: The annual Grammy Awards aired on Sunday, January 28th. According to some reporters, the event showcased a sexist slant after only one female artist's award acceptance, Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, was televised. Reporters at Variety questioned Grammy Academy President, Neil Portnow, about the alleged male dominance of the event and the growing …

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There's always something developing ... on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.  The morning newspaper or the nightly TV newscasts are no longer the only sources of information. We will explore the ways journalists use social media to gather information, create conversation, and promote their work. This class will be constantly adapting and changing.  There is …

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