Trending News Monday: President Obama Calls Ebola National Security Priority

Last Monday, doctors diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the United States. Since then, Ebola has been trending in the US. As such, this Trending News Monday, we’re featuring some of the important updates on the Ebola virus. While Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient who was diagnosed in Dallas, Texas last week, sat in isolation at stable […]

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: Later Lollapalooza

The epic music festival known as Lollapalooza came and went this weekend, and the concert dominated the news in Chicago from surprise guest performances and appearances, alleged police brutality and damages left to Grant Park. This Trending News Monday, let’s take a look at some of the headlines from Chicago’s biggest weekend. Eminem Surprises Chicago with Rihanna […]

Trending News Monday: Jam Packed Weekend Roundup

Talk about a jam packed weekend: many colleges and universities held graduation ceremonies, people celebrated their mothers, college athletes were drafted into the NFL and Solange Knowles physically accosted Jay-Z. I know that’s a lot to take in all at once, so this Trending News Monday, let’s talk about three trending topics on Twitter. Solange Knowles […]

Trending News Monday: Making Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Rock Solid

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail January 15th marked what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eighty-fifth birthday. Today, our nation celebrates the 28th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (annually, the third Monday in January), and people are remembering the nonviolent civil […]

Trending News Monday: Tick-Tocks Taunt Capitol Hill

The House of Representatives and the Senate have not yet, and will mostly likely not, come to an agreement on the 2014 federal budget before the end of the fiscal year at midnight tonight. As such, Americans expect to see the first federal government shutdown in 17 years. This Trending News Monday, we’re highlighting the […]

Ellie, I Believe Anything Could Happen, Too!

The sting of the guitar, the beat of the drums, the sound of vocals – what’s that I hear? It must be music to my ears. Last month I truly believed that “anything could happen” when I got surprise tickets to go see the talented English singer-song writer, Ellie Goulding in concert.  Relive the experience […]

Trump, Obama, and a Bombshell “Offer He Can’t Refuse”

In light of Donald Trump’s complete bombshell deal with President Obama I thought it was appropriate to show a couple of other bombshells Mr. Trump has gifted the world with via FunnyorDie.com. I think Trumps $5 million deal is somewhat ingenious but all together hilarious because it puts the direct spotlight on Obama at such […]