YouTube personality Onision (real name Gregory Avaroe) is no stranger to controversy. He’s been admonished for illegally damaging wetlands near his home in Washington state, openly mocking an anorexic YouTuber, and filming his ex-girlfriend in a seizure state instead of taking her to the hospital. Most recently, though, he and his husband Kai (previously known as Lainey) have been accused of emotional and sexual abuse, and of grooming children––specifically young girls––from a young age.
It has been recently become known that in the gaming industry there have been a serious amount of infringements on worker rights. In order to deal with the demand of gamers constant demand for new content, games, or new characters and DLC, game developers have been working overtime and order to deliver a polished finished product. A few months ago news broke that the development team for Red Dead Redemption Two was worked to the bone to produce the now award-winning game. In similar fashion there were complaints that NetherRealm Studios was being too demanding of workers time for the newest edition the in Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 11.
On Monday, September 30th, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, spoke on refugee crises, the history of Irish immigration, and the role of universities in such times. His lecture, which he has titled “Humanitarianism and the Public Intellectual in Times of Crisis,” touches on some of the topics which were relevant in the current global and local political landscape.
America is gearing up to say, “You’re fired!” And this time, it’s Donald Trump himself on the chopping block. For almost the entirety of Trump’s reign in the Oval Office, there have been calls for impeachment. But as of Sept. 24th, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of the president, the wheels have finally been put in motion. After allegations that President Trump withheld foreign aid from Ukraine to pressure its leader, President Volodymyr Zelesky, to investigate former Vice President Biden surfaced, Pelosi finally yielded to the wishes of many progressives in the Democratic party and has announced an official impeachment inquiry. However, the road ahead is not a smooth one. With Congress split along party lines as to whether or not the president has even committed an offense worthy of investigation, the future of this process is not clear. What is certain is that the coming months are about to be a fascinating battle over the amount of power Americans believe held by the Chief Executive.
The following interview was obtained with extreme difficulty, as Father Terence prefers that none interfere with his mission. The Father kindly asks that no student attempt to locate him, nor learn his true identity. Some secrets are meant, like Father Terence himself, to quietly serve their purpose before departing swiftly into the night.
With American media outlets transfixed by this nation’s ongoing 2020 campaign for the presidency and control of the Congress, attention was diverted this week to a scandal roiling the federal elections of our northern neighbor. Having led the government since 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—known for his youthful charm, dazzling hair, and boy-next-door looks—is vying for a parliamentary mandate to return his ruling Liberal Party to power in the October 21 election. He has spent his first term cultivating an image of himself and his party as the gracious stewards of a 21st century Canada that welcomes refugees, confronts climate change, steers global foreign policy from conflict, and maintains a working relationship with an American president who shares few of the PM’s goals—or his alluring, “bring-him-home-to-meet-your-parents-and-pray-he-proposes-at-dinner-because-those-babies-would-be-so-damn-cute” charisma.
The college admissions saga continues after award-winning actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to bribing a SAT test proctor $15,000 to boost her daughter’s score. Along with serving prison time, Huffman must complete 250 hours of community service, pay a $30,000 fine, and spend a year under supervised release.
Brett Kavanaugh has entered the national spotlight amid sexual assault accusations. If you’re experiencing déja vu right now, no you’re not crazy, and yes, we’ve been here before. This past Tuesday, two New York Times reporters published a book containing both previously unreported and new details about sexual assault accusations against Kavanaugh and the chicanery of his confirmation.
As any teenager who’s ever had to spend 30 minutes explaining to their parents how to reset a modem will tell you, younger generations often get stuck dealing with older people’s problems. Perhaps there’s no better example of this than the current state of Earth’s environment— namely, the fact that it’s gone to shit. Pollution, deforestation, lack of renewable energy sources, the hole in the ozone layer single handedly created by cans of hairspray in the 80’s, you name it. People really dropped the ball when it came to taking care of the planet.
In a regular society, mistakes are made – it’s a natural human phenomenon. Perfection may be something we strive for, but it’s impossible to achieve. People have to learn to take their mistakes, apologize for them, and use it to improve themselves in the future. Unfortunately, this isn’t a skill President Trump has seemed to master yet.