Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire

Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris begun construction in 1163 and is the most visited monument in all of France. Nearly 12 million natives and visitors walk through the church each year. From the stong gargolyles to the stained glass Notre is one of the truly great architectual masterpieces in the world. A literal and figurative center of the city, Notre Dame’s significance and maning for the city of Paris and the world is immeasurable. Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire

Tiger Woods Wins 15th Tournament

Pro golfer, Tiger Woods, won his 15th major tournament this past week with his outstanding performance at the 2019 Masters. Tiger completely showed out be able to now boast one of, if not the greatest sports comeback in history. This comeback to the sport will go down in history for years to come. Tiger Woods is back from his retirement and winning the Masters is just the beginning. There’s so much more to come.

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Tiger won the tournament boasting an impressive score of -13. Other notable golfers and their score in the tournament include Rory McIlroy with a score of -5 and coming in 21st place and Dustin Johnson who came extremely close to topping Tiger coming in second place with a score of -12. The whole tournament was very competitive with a lot of very good golfers all fighting for that top spot.

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All of this was after Tiger Woods’ apparent retirement after his life was plagued with problems all ensuing from his affair while married. Tiger spent 11 years away from the sport in order to rebuild his life and get over his problems so he could in turn focus on the game more. Now he is back and looks as good as he used to which is incredible after such a long time from the game. After being asked whether he will continue to play and chase the current record of tournament wins of 18, Tiger answered, “It might be an option down the road.” Based on this statement we can continue to see him play and possible watch him chase these 3 more tournament wins in order to cement himself as the greatest golfer of all time.

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Tiger Woods’ performance was historic, exciting, and emotional. His return to the game and comeback from 12th place to win the Masters was a roller coaster but he got it done. He fought his way back to the top and will hopefully continue to do so in order to break the record and go down as the best in history. This years Masters will be known as Tiger Woods’ welcome home party.

2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prizes were established 103 years ago in order to honor excellence in journalism and the arts. Presented annually by Columbia University, The 2019 winners were announced on Monday, April 15th, as newspapers and online publications around the country were recognized for the achievements regarding reporting and investigating that took place in the last year. Many pieces that were recognized included multiple month coverage, investigation and articles, some lasting up to 18 months. Speaking on both heartbreaking and serious topics, this year’s winners are some of the most deserving.  Continue reading 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Remembering Kayleigh Hogan

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Kayleigh Mae Hogan has peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 14. Surrounded by her family, pets, and in her mother’s arms, Kayleigh finally earned her angel wings after battling with different types of cancer for 6 years, since the age of 8. She has left behind her mom, dad and three siblings, Shayla, Cameron and Brendan Many of Kayleigh’s famous idols have reached out to her via video to send her positive vibes. Some of these famous people include, Dwayne Johnson AKA ‘The Rock’, Ed Sheeran and Mark Wahlberg. Zdeno Chara, Kayleigh’s favorite player from the National Hockey League sent her a signed jersey as a gift. A player from the National Football League, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton also gave her a personalized jersey with her name on it that he had signed.

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AAF Suspends All Football Operations After Just 7 Weeks

Just this past week the football world was shaken up with the surprising and abrupt end to the AAF season. Tom Dundon, the chairman of the AAF, has decided to suspend all football operations of the Alliance until further notice to the surprise and disbelief  of many fans, coaches, and players. Although not fully being considered a fold, ProFootballTalk has released a statement saying it, “seems to be moving that way.” This unfortunate series of events is still underway and their seems to be no end in sight to the drama associated with these events.  Continue reading AAF Suspends All Football Operations After Just 7 Weeks

Timmothy Pitzen

On May 11, 2011 Timmothy Pitzen was dropped off at school by his father for his kindergarten class as Greenman Elementary School. His mother checked him out of class in the morning saying there was a non-existent family emergency. They were missing for a span of 3 days and the last they knew Timmothy was with his mother was between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm on May 13 in the background of phone calls. She checked into the Rockford Inn where she was found the next morning and she had taken her own life. There was a note left apologizing for the mess she had created along with an explanation that Timmothy would never be found, but he was safe with people who would care for him. During the investigation, there was a concerning amount of blood found in her car that belonged to her son Timmothy. The father, James Pitzen, has stated that he believes his son is still alive.

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‘The Lion King’ Trailer is Here

Excitement regarding Disney’s new live action movie has reached new heights as the trailer for the newest installment of ‘The Lion King’ was released. Only 100 days out from the official theater release on July 19th, fans are anxious to see one of their favorite childhood movies brought to life. Based on the trailer, it seems that the remake is a shot-for-shot recreation of the original 1994 classic.

Starring Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumba, and Beyonce as Nala, fans are excited to hear the new cast as the voice of their favorite wildlife characters. The trailer features realistic footage of the African savannah filled with giraffes, antelopes, and zebras. Beginning with a young Simba, the voice of Scar begins giving the cub some advice. “Life’s not fair is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark, begging for scraps.” Fans also get to hear Mufasa’s voice, hinting at one of the most iconic lines of the movie while speaking wisdom to Simba. “You must take your place in the circle of life.” 

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U.K Regulators Propose Social Media Regulations

Since the creation of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and other social media apps, there has been an increase of cyber-bullying taking place all over the world. It is effecting teens tremendously because they are growing up with low self-esteem and more anxiety. It’s happening more and more because when teens feel bored they get on social media and stay on there for hours at a time. All over the world, there has been issues of online harm that has been occurring.

In the U.K, “terrorist groups using the Internet to spread propaganda, criminal gangs inciting violence over social media, and sexual predators going online to groom children for exploitation. (npr.org)” The U.K is working on trying to reach out to the social media groups so that they can work on being more alert when it comes to violence online. Communication online can get very vigorous as well. Many teens hear bad language and then apply it online. Continue reading U.K Regulators Propose Social Media Regulations

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Theodore Robert Bundy, also known as Ted Bundy, was well known for his mischievous lifestyle as a serial killer, kidnapper and rapist in the 1970’s. There is a documentary on Netflix called ‘The Ted Bundy Tapes’ that takes you through the life, and court hearings of what Bundy, and a lot of others were put through. On May 3, 2019, Netflix will be releasing a movie called ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, starring a  famous actor, Zac Efron, as the main character playing the character of Ted Bundy. This movie was shot in a jailhouse in Batavia, Ohio. It will focus on the crimes Ted Bundy committed, from the perspective of his girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This movie was filmed in January and February 2018 by academy award-nominated filmmaker, Joe Berlinger.

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