While meeting with youth British leaders Saturday in London, President Barack Obama provided unexpected commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement. “Black Lives Matter … has been really effective in bringing attention to problems,” Obama said. That effectiveness, however, stops there. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter took social media sites by storm, dominating newsfeeds and spreading the […]

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Shannon Workman, a junior at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, quit her sorority after it tried to expel her on the grounds that she wore a shirt that displayed her Greek letters in her profile picture on the dating app Tinder. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Workman said that she does not use the […]

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Duke University parking attendant Shelvia Underwood allegedly became the target of a racial slur following an altercation with Duke Vice President Tallman Trask III on Aug. 30, 2014, according to The Chronicle. Though Underwood and Trask did not know it at the time, the brief interaction before the university’s football game that day would be […]

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Kesha has been in the news recently, and not for her music. She has been openly fighting to get out of her contract with her producer, Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, otherwise known as Dr. Luke. Kesha claims that Gottwald had been sexually, physically, mentally and emotionally abusing her for the past several years, according to a February […]

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Northeastern University opened up its newest dorm this semester, called the East Village tower, for students to move into. While the dorm looks visibly similar to other common dorms on Northeastern’s campus, it broke ground as the first dormitory in Boston to be financed by private developers, according to The Boston Globe. Other colleges in the […]

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Marco Flores, 17, was sentenced to prison for 15 years in 2011 for the manslaughter of Jaime Galdamez, a 31-year-old cook. Now, 22, Flores is appealing for an early release, according to The Boston Globe. It was Galdamez’ victimization of Flores that triggered the murder. Galdamez had sexually and emotionally abused Flores since he was […]

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Donald Trump’s campaign was forced to postpone a rally Friday in Chicago after passionate protests broke out prior to the event’s commencement. As Trump supporters filed into the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, protestors marched both into and outside of the venue, protesting the speech that would be made there. As protestors inside the pavilion combated […]

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Republican presidential candidate (as much as it hurts to introduce him as one) Donald Trump retweeted a post by @ilduce2016 Sunday at 6:13 a.m. The main portion of the tweet read, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,” and the quote was attributed to Trump himself […]

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A recent study by Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley found that preschool teachers are hardly earning enough to make ends meet. This harsh reality poses a serious threat to today’s undergraduate students working toward an early education degree. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care recently […]

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