Throwback Thursday: September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001–the day that changed the country, the world (or at least our view of it)– still weighs on our American memory 13 years later. Today, plenty of Americans will take the time to stop and recollect where they were right when they found out about the attacks, when they realized the magnitude of […]

Trending News Monday: US Gears Up for 9/11 Week of Remembrance

As the 13th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the media and social media are focusing on the day. Stories such as USA Today’s “NYC Bridges make Tempting Terror Targets” and news of the US State’s Department release of the anti-ISIS “Think Again, Turn Away” social media campaign are alarming some; however, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce told […]

Trending News Monday: Home Alone 6, What Doesn’t Happen In Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas

As the government remains shutdown, Americans eagerly await negotiations as the government will hit its $16.7 trillion borrowing limit on October 17. Amid the shutdown, the news has not ceased; and while the government will have to face the music and end this before the country hits the debt ceiling, the music hasn’t stopped either […]

More than a Memory: 9/11 Tributes Strengthen the American Spirit

“The events of September 11 grow distant in time, but they remain vivid in the memory of our nation and in the hearts of those who suffered such a great loss.”—Laura Bush Almost surreal, time’s traveled 12 years since the day that changed it all, and America’s well adjusted to the new normal known as […]

Trending News Monday: Long Lost van Gogh Unveiled

As the unrest in Syria continues, fear of US involvement in the conflict grows and the anniversaries of the 9/11 and Benghazi attacks approach, the headlines for this week seem drab. Luckily, one of today’s top trending stories involving a canvas in an attic shows that good news comes even during bleak weeks. This trending news Monday, […]

Stay the Course

The 1896 Summer Olympics resurrected a long distance course first run by Pheidippides thousands of years before when he  announced the Greek’s victory in the Battle of Marathon. A year later, 1897, Boston—the city from which the American Revolution was born and whose shot was heard ‘round the world—began holding its annual marathon. The Boston […]

In Remembrance

Writing the basic news story is simple enough, just answer the following questions: who, what, when, where, how, and why? Unfortunately, the why, the most important insight we gain from the story, cannot always be known or explained. Take this past weekend’s tragic events:  who? 20 children ages 6-7 and 6 adults. What? Were murdered, […]

Two For Tuesday: 9/11

Remember / Remember Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started out like any other day, but it quickly changed the American identity and became forever embedded in our history and our culture. We don’t need to really refresh you on the events that occurred 11 years ago today, but on the Two-for-Tuesday blogs we’re contributing, we can […]