News Recap 1/28-2/11

Only 2 months into 2018 and everything is already newsworthy— from tide pods to Kylie Jenner to the stock market crash. Everything seems to be posted everywhere, but there are stories in the news you should know about:

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Feminist by Choice

Dial the feminism

Misogyny comes in all forms, including collegiate art professors. But that doesn’t mean badass students can’t fight back, and that’s exactly what 23-year-old student Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes did. After her professor told her to ‘dial down the feminism’ and she responded with a brilliant art piece that left Twitter abuzz.

Trump sides with assailants

A common household phrase nowadays is, "What did Donald Trump do now?" Well, adding onto the mountain of face-palms, is the tip of the iceberg: he sided with the assailants on abuse. He tweeted, "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?" after another member of the White House has been accused of abuse. This obviously has caused an uproar, what do you think?

Florida restriction on childhood marriage

Sources say, between the years of 2000 to 2015, over 200,000 children were married in the U.S. with over 25 states not legalizing a minimum age. Florida has decided to take steps to abolishing childhood marriage laws by setting a minimum age of 18 for the marriage bill, already signed by the Senate. More than 3,160 children were married in the state of FL from 2010-16, but this new bill will end it hopefully end it all.


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Badass women of the Week

Aesha Ash

New York City Ballerina Aesha Ash is implementing the ideology to colored children that they, too, can become whatever they want. She launched the Swan Dreams Project to inspire children in her neighborhood to bring a light in the world.

Theresa Kachindamoto

Badass woman Kachindamoto is on a mission to terminate childhood marriages in Malawi. While a law has passed in Malawi, there’s still loopholes in the law. She’s annulled at least 850 marriages already, only more progress has been made.


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Pop Culture Now

Logan Paul has learned nothing

You’d think after one of the biggest scandals of his career, Logan Paul would’ve learned his lesson to not do such inhumane acts on his channel. After the video where he filmed the dead body went viral, he lost most of his support and financial flow. He then apologized and said he’d work to make better content. Better content meant tasing dead rats, and now YouTube has stepped in so he won’t be making any more money from ads on his videos. What will Logan Paul do next and how long will it take for the public to leave inhumane entertainers behind?

Black Panther release/ music

The Marvel Movie "Black Panther" hasn’t even come out yet, but it’s already changing the world of race and cinema. All over the internet are amazing stories of how children are feeling like superheroes because of the black representation in the film, becoming a turning point in Black cinema, turning into a political statement, and so on. Before the release, it’s already made integral change- let's see what the "Black Panther" has in store starting Friday.

Once upon a time to end on season 7

Grab your tissues and plastic wands ladies and gents, because ABC just announced the hit fantasy show, "Once Upon a Time" will be ending after it’s 7th season.

Incredibles 2 posters

We all know Edna Mode was a self-confidence and hype-man goals, but who knew she’d end up being a fashion goal? "Incredibles 2" posters were shown during New York Fashion Week displaying Edna Mode and the Incredibles suits. We’ve waited over a decade for this, who else is excited?


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Beauty, Fashion, everything in between

#MeToo fashion show

A new event came about inspired by #MeToo, handled by Creative Director for the fashion website American Wardrobe, Myriam Chalek. The event started with models coming out in angel wings, then back again with handcuffs to male models in pig masks and stories about sexual assault and rape. Just the photos show how moving this act was. Hopefully the rest of the industry takes initiative.

MAC concealer

Attention, the end of our dark circles is near. MAC Cosmetics has heard our prayers and is releasing Studio Fix 24-Hour Liquid Concealer this summer 2018. Let’s hope the 34 shade range can cover an umptieth number of undertones. Fingers crossed this will be our new holy grail!

Virtual Makeup

Beauty lovers: 2018 is the start of a technological revolution. In China, they plan on integrating mirrors that allows shoppers to virtually try on makeup. It’s already installed in the West Lake Intime Shopping Mall in Hangzou City. Can it come right to the U.S. ASAP, please?


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News no one talks about

Cape Town losing water

Deemed as one of the ‘greenest cities’ in the world, Cape Town is steadily approaching Day Zero, a day that starts with the government turning off the taps and extreme conservation of water. Already, citizens have a limit of how much water they consume in a full day or they will be fined. The Day Zero is commencing in May. If one of the greenest cities is already losing water, what will this mean for the world?

Prisoners in Australia

You normally hear about people going to prison, but you never hear what happens behind closed doors. Human Rights Watch reported the conditions of prisoners with disabilities in Australia, and the accounts are terrifying. They have been met with higher risks of bullying, harassment, violence, abuse—sexual and violent—from both prisoners and staff. Through detailed research, researchers have shown that the needed safeguards for disabled prisoners aren’t present in Australian prisons. Even with 18 percent of the country’s population having disabilities, nearly 50 percent of them go to prison. What do you think, should there be change or is this justice? 

Philippines Discriminatory mindset to workers with HIV

The Philippines has reportedly the fastest growing HIV infection in the Asian-Pacific region, and employers are not reacting well. While many are infected, employers discriminate through work by refusing to hire, forced resignation of current workers infected, and unlawful firing. While the workers want to change, they’re afraid for further exposing. No one should live in that amount of fear.

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Trend Alert


It’s smooth, its exquisite to the touch and the eyes: 2018 is the year of velvet. On the rise in the fashion industry here are a few pieces to put on your wish-list:

It seems as if every day, a new developing story either becomes the top story or hidden beneath celebrity news. Either way: you'll read about it here. Stay lovely and stay aware.