Category Archives: The World

Ted Bundy

Netflix originally released a series called Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes which was present-day interviews, footage, and audio recordings made on death row forming a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The idea of the tapes is to bring yourself and understand the minds of notorious criminals such as Bundy. The release of the tapes sparked a lot of recent interest in the murderer and lead to lots of talk on social media for the “hotness” of the killer. With this talk of Bundy, it lead to netflix once again having to reach out to its audience in concern for their thoughts. The Netflix official account tweeted, “ “I’ve seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy’s alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers,” which received more than 20,000 retweets and 115,000 likes.

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Tesla Breaks Ground on Gigafactory 3

Elon Musk’s multibillion dollar company, Tesla, opened up their 3rd and largest. Gigafactory in Shanghai Lingang Industrial Zone on January 6th. It’s their first factory outside of the US and will amount to roughly 9.3-million square feet. The factory, when completed, will manufacture batteries for the cars and the cars themselves. Footage has recently surfaced showing that ground has already been broke as heavy machinery is being moved in.   Continue reading Tesla Breaks Ground on Gigafactory 3

A Name and Religion is No Excuse for Misidentification

A once in a lifetime opportunity was ruined for activist and journalist, Noor Tagouri, when she was misidentified in printed copies of American Vogue. As a motivational speaker who is passionate about women’s rights, as well as the rights of minorities in America, Noor is hoping this opportunity will be an eye opener for society on the natural blind glance that occurs when it comes to those of other religions and race.

The video that shows Tagouris reaction to seeing the glaring mistake on her feature in Vogue went viral on Instagram and Twitter, fully bringing light to the issue. She posted the heartbreaking clip paired with this long caption. (@noor on Instagram; @NTangouri on Twitter) Continue reading A Name and Religion is No Excuse for Misidentification

Saudi Woman Who Hopes to Inspire Others

On January 12, 2019, a young woman by the name of Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled her country, leaving behind her family. But, she was able to make it safely to a secure asylum in Canada. However, she left her family behind for distinct reasons. She was disowned by her family due to her not following her culture correctly. The reasons that follow were not her fault. She had allegedly said that they abused her and was only allowed to do certain things only by the permission of a male relative. 

In Saudia Arabia, women do not have the kind of freedom they have here in the U.S and Canada. Saudia Arabia “has a male guardianship system where the woman needs permission from a male relative for major life decisions like marriage, work and travel” (npr.org). Over there, women have no independence. Everything they do has to be approved by a male and it makes them not feel as equal to men. The result of that includes Saudi women starting movements and later on them being arrested. Continue reading Saudi Woman Who Hopes to Inspire Others

National Parks Suffer Through Shutdown

While many of us have heard of the stories from the government workers having to work without pay and those you have lost their jobs, one area of our country is suffering just as much but can’t speak for itself. The country’s National Parks and monuments have been suffering from the lack of employees to cover its system that has over 330 million visitors a year. Continue reading National Parks Suffer Through Shutdown

Gillette Ad

Gillette just released their newest add “We Believe” which focuses on the topic of toxic masculinity. Although the ad has earned lots of praise and publicity for the brand, it has also caused some other negative feelings for the company. Critics are upset with Gillette and say that the message is “insulting” and assumes that the dislike of women is a common thing among their customer base. The ad was released on Monday and begins with clips of actions you would put with “toxic masculinity” such as men laughing at shows making fun of women, online bullying, or a boss mansplaining his female colleagues idea at a meeting. The narrator in the ad goes on to say “ We believe in the best in men, to say the right thing, to act the right way. Some already are. But some is not enough. Because the boys watching today will be the men of tomorrow.” Throughout the ad, it then shifts its focus to the #MeToo movement and begins to show scenes of men defending others from hurtful or violent behavior, bullying, and stopping their friends from harassing. The brand then later stated on social media that while much is being done to do more, there is still much more work to do.

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Fatal Crashes in Cincinnati

There have been numerous fatal car crashes in Ohio since December 2018. One crash was in Amelia on December 11, and this crash was a double-fatal crash involving three cars, in which drugs were a factor. The state route between Bach Buxton and Amelia Olive Branch were closed for several hours. This crash took place around 11:30 am. The cars involved were a Mazda, a Ford Escape and an Audi. The driver of the Mazda went left into the center lane and hit the driver of the Ford Escape, which then hit the driver of the Audi. The driver of the Mazda and the Ford Escape were pronounced dead at the scene. Needles were found at the scene and the driver of the Audi was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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