Category Archives: United States

The Grammy Awards: A very public stance for marriage equality

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song “Same Love” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. What made this performance such a beautiful and touching piece was the stance the Grammy Awards made during the performance when 33 … Continue reading

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The stories behind the pictures: Iraq War

“Every once in a while your path crosses paths with history”- Luis Sinco I just watched this series of videos done by photojournalists from the LA Times, depicting their journeys during the Iraq War. They spoke about the importance of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Sandy

When I woke up one year ago today, on Oct. 30, 2012, I was shocked at what I saw. Hurricane Sandy had ravaged my home area [the Jersey Shore] the night before, causing us to live without power throughout the … Continue reading

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Come see the African Children’s Choir on Nov. 23

              “Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Become part of the movement. Join us and see how one group of children use song to inspire change and end the poverty cycle. The African Children’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey Supreme Court: Same-sex marriages can begin Monday New Jersey Supreme Court: green lights gay marriage starting Monday

I am so proud of my state. Today, the NJ Supreme Court gave the go ahead for same-sex marriages to take place in the state beginning Monday— a stepping-stone in the right direction for the country as a whole. The … Continue reading

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Shedding light on sex trafficking in the U.S.

Many people believe sex trafficking is only an epidemic abroad— but they are wrong. Sex trafficking is a global issue, one that affects the United States just as much as it does countries abroad. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof … Continue reading

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Government shutdown impact: Mail, air travel, prisons – Associated Press – POLITICO.com

Last night, Congress caused the nation into a partial government shutdown after they failed to come to budget  agreement over President Obama’s health care law. The impact: 800,000 government employees to be furloughed and more than one million others will … Continue reading

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