Don't Be Clueless: Keeping Up with the News

We get it, we really do. Life is hectic. You have a hundred and one things left on your to-do list for today. You have work to do, homework to finish, essays to start, meetings to attend, friends to see, Snapchats to send, food to eat, and hopefully (maybe) time for the gym.

However, even when your days are busy, it is important to be in touch with the world around you. Though often overlooked, keeping up with the news is essential to being an informed citizen (and a good person). As Josh from Clueless once said…

“Hey, in some parts of the universe, maybe not in contempo casual, but in some parts it’s considered cool to know what’s going on in the world.”

There is nothing cute or attractive about being a college-aged woman, no longer living under your parents’ roof, completely eligible to vote, and yet not knowing anything about current events. To make the process of educating yourself a little bit easier, HCE has compiled some easy ways to keep up with the news. 

1. Subscribe to daily email updates about current events.

Check out newsletters like theSkimm (here) or daily headliners from the New York Times.


2. Use the News app on your iPhone.

Have you viewed all the Snapchat stories and Instagram posts on your phone? Open up the News app and read through some headlines.


3. Pick up the paper.

Emory students have free access to the New York Times in White Hall. Grab a copy after class.


4. Turn on a news channel while you are getting dressed for the day.

Even if you are not concentrating on what you are listening to or watching, you are bound to hear some interesting and important stories of the day.


5. Watch the TV at the gym while you work out.

The equipment room in the WoodPEC always has a few TVs that are always playing the news. 


With these tips, you'll know exactly what you're talking about soon enough. Get on them!