Hollins: RiRi’s Snapback on Snapchat

On March 16, 2018 CNN posted a story regarding the response that Rihanna had to a recent Snapchat mobile game of “Would you rather?” The question that appeared on the game was “Would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?”. After being abused by her former boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna’s response to this was “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!” the performer wrote. “I’d love to call it ignorance but I know you ain’t that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it.” Due to these comments made by Rihanna Snapchat has experienced a 4% decrease in their stocks resulting in a $800 million decrease from its market value.

Google Images: Rihanna’s response alongside Snapchat’s WYR game.

Snapchat later released a statement stating that the question presented in the game was “disgusting” and that they are unsure how that could have been published.”We are investigating how that happened so that we can make sure it never happens again,” the company said. The article went on to speak about the complaint that Kylie Jenner made about Snapchat as well, which also resulted in a 6% decrease. Women in the media are becoming more and more influential thus diminishing the idea that women are a minor factor when it comes to media influence. Due to these comments made by these two women Snapchat has unfortunately laid off 120 engineers. Instead of portraying these women as victims or “naggers” CNN instead showed the impact of their statements.




Olympic Medalist Aly Raisman takes action.


There are no words or actions that can help the countless victims that were either assaulted, abuse or harm by former medical doctor and Olympic gymnastics coach Larry Nasser. Many people have came forward to tell their compelling stories and describe the pain they experienced physically and mentally. Sources say he abuse the most over 150 people including a few men as well. Nasser will currently be serving a 60 year sentence along with additional time added on for the charges and counts of sexual mis conduct as well as child pornography. Although justice is being served regarding him many people do not agree with this and are not satisfied by the decision that was made. Especially two-time Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman. Just this past Wednesday she filed a lawsuit to sue USA Gymnastics as well as the US Olympic committee. She contents that both organizations were fully aware about Nasser’s sexual misconduct with many young girls. She is a victim to this because she indeed was molested and sexually abused by Mr. Larry Nasser on several different occasions including the 2012 London Olympics. Now Raisman is taking matters into her own hands by addressing the lack of laws, policies ,and procedures that were not executed by the USOC and USAG. She stated “My highest priority has been to push for change, so future generations of athletes will be safer.” Which is accurate athletes shouldn’t have to experience this type of scenario, no one for that matter especially from a coach that you would believe to put your trust into to train you and push to excel you to be the best athlete . The actions Raisman is taking is the right one and is putting a stop to the broken system that the USOC and USAG have. Her attorney also made statements claiming “Instead they conspired to hide their knowledge of Nassar’s horrible crimes from the public and attempted to frighten Ms. Raisman and other victims into keeping quiet”. If this has any truth to it both organizations are soon going to be drowning in hot water. To agree or to allow this to happen is sickening and justice does need to be served and carried out on stronger appeal not only for Aly Raisman but to the other countless athletes and people who were abused by Nasser.

Erin Baker

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J. Johnson: “Child bride”

Photo of Donna Pollard (a woman that got married at 16 to a 29-year-old man, that is behind Senate Bill 48 to raise the legal age of marriage in Kentucky

USA Today News


Sponsor Julie Raque Adams, A Louisville Republican is trying to pass a bill to raise the legal age of marriage in Kentucky to 18 years old. The concern about the rights of parents to allow children to wed at a younger age, stalled the bill. The bill was pulled off the agenda just hours before a scheduled vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the second time in two weeks.

The writer of the article titled the article “Kentucky’s ‘child bride’ bill stalls as groups fight to let 13-year-olds wed”. The writer calls the bill a “child bride” bill which shows the readers that they’re biased. The writer clearly thinks that marriage under the age of 18 is too young. The writer is insinuating that being under the age of 18 means you are still a child. The writer also used a picture of a woman that was married at the age of 16 to a 29-year-old man and included that she is behind the bill to show that under aged married is indeed a bad idea. The fact that she is behind the bill indicates that her marriage was a mistake. This will influence the readers to think that the bill is a good idea. They will see that marriage under the age of 18 should be permitted. People will see the bill as a good thing.


S.Clark: Man Shot Himself Outside of the White House

Man who shot himself in front of the White House just before noon on Saturday, was identified by Washington D.C Police as 26 year old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Alabama. At 11:46 Cameron Burgess entered the north fence of the White House and removed a hidden handgun and fired several rounds none directing the White House. Law enforcement source told CNN that the shooter shot his phone before shooting himself  no suicide not was found but incoherent sentences were found in a book recovered on the scene

Cameron Burgess dies but no one else was hurt in the incident. He suffers a single gun shot wound. Secret service personnel did not fire a single shot said secret service spokeswoman.

President Donald Trump and First Lady were in Mar-a-lago in Florida and were not schedule to be  back in Washington until later that afternoon for thee annual Gridiron Club Dinner.

Law enforcement personnel spent four hours Saturday afternoon searching a Honda Accord with an Alabama licenses plate parked near the Capital Hilton hotel, a couple blocks from the White House. After officer blocked off the area bomb squad removed several items from the car including pictures and document from a cigar box,  before removing the car from the scene.

Hollins: “Just Like a Female…”


CNN posted an article about Laura Moser a Democratic candidate in the Texas 7th District primary. In this article there was only one picture of Laura and in that photo she was speaking. Well dressed, hair neat, light make-up but nontheless, speaking into a microphone. The conflict presented with Ms. Moser is that she has been pegged as a “Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress,” said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on its website. Like all women are stereotyped to be Laura is said to basically portrayed as sneaky.

Quotes had been taken from Ms. Moser in this article to reveal some of her true feelings on the state of Texas. Ms. Moser stated that she’d “sooner have my teeth pulled out without anesthesia” than live in Paris, Texas. The candidate is thought of as being a “DC-lover” and a “Texas loather”. The DCCC continously revealed information on it’s website revealing the true colors and intentions of Ms. Moser stating that “Democratic voters need to hear that Laura Moser is not going to change Washington. She is a Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress,”.  Unfortunately Moser is unable to escape the facts that were presented on the DCCC site, along with the quotes that were provided.

CNN goes on to explain how progressive activists dealt with the situation by quoting their statements; “”The DCCC’s ridiculous attacks on Laura Moser are why Democrats nationally have lost over 1,100 seats,” said Our Revolution board member Jim Hightower. The article goes on to explain that the Our Revolution progressive group along with two others will be petitioning the DCCC chairman Ben Ray Lujan to “stop attacking progessives in the Democratic Party”. In opposition CNN continues and ends the article with yet again, another quote proving that Moser is just not a fit for the Congressional race in Texas. Organizer for Houston’s March of Black Women, Kandice Webber states that Moser “had no business representing Texas’s 7th District” due to comments she’d made in the past. Moser is depicted as being sneaky, with a lot to say.



Making Movies After #MeToo

The author, Minhal Baig, in red, on the set of her film “Hala.”

Making movies after the #Metoo movement has seemed to bae harder for women lately. Minhal Baig emphasized how hard it was to become a television director, and after meeting with so many executives and not helping her with her pitch she learned it was never going to be easy her especially being a colored women in the industry. Baig has helped direct “American Horror Story”, and has been directing and editing her short film “Hala”. She has always kept her opinions and how she felt about the industry treating her so. After directors and sex accusations began to surface and become known she started take action and do what men in the industry told her she couldn’t do. One certain meeting that stood out was the executives with men and two women, and she knew she had a chance and power to speak her mind. She had went in there talked about her pitch and how the industry has done women of color.
By : Jasmine McCrary

Take Your Daughter to the Movies, Not to Weight Watchers

The image the article used shows a fierce witch who has powers that change a persons way of thinking.

Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which in Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time.”

Weight Watchers have announced this summer they will offer free memberships to children as a young as 13. They want to make wellness and healthy habits for all. This gives teenagers a “framework to make decisions” about food and activity. Most teenagers deal with the struggle of either losing or gaining weight. Mostly some teenagers take it really seriously and go to the extremes, therefore they have taken action by giving free membership to those who are interested. Sarah J. Thompson said, “ I wish someone had told me as a teen i was worthy and lovable no matter what my size was and that i didn’t need to lose weight to feel those things. Maybe i wouldn’t have struggled with an eating disorder”. Unlike other, most teenagers had someone to assure them of dignity, from the book “Wrinkle in Time”, by Madeleine L’Engle. In the movie a line was said, “ I give you your faults”, being called Mrs. Whatsit tells Meg, an outcast, lonely girl who faces off against an enemy, before sending her off. The line gave the girl a certain strength and confidence in her doing. Meg’s prickly personality, her “two ferocious lines of braces”, her glasses plain face , are her weapons. A lifetime being spent different is what will give her the strength to resist. Meg is played by a young by a young black girl, which is huge, thrilling and important to see a young African-American young girl save the day. Winfrey was chosen the role because she has taught “ owning your light and conquering darkness and how to have power ourselves through this life in a certain way and look out for each other”. Oprah is looked out for many young adults by helping them with their insecurities by giving them weight watchers to empower themselves, but after the release of the movie, “A Wrinkle in Time”, she has empowered younger teenagers to lift themselves up and is being a role model as her character.
By:Jasmine McCrary