BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 05, 2013
Let’s break this down. 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest was just called to the bar in the UK, making her the youngest person OF ALL TIME to ever qualify as a lawyer. In over 600 years, nobody this young has accomplished that. Not to mention the average person takes the bar exam at 27. Apparently this sweet, bright girl was not even what the average age was and “didn’t fully realize the impact of it.”
I’m 22 and have not even put ... Read More
I never liked the idea of camp. To me, it featured all the things I despised: sunshine, people, nature, sing-alongs about Jesus, activities, mosquitos, the burgeoning threat of friendship...not my bag. Plus, I came from a Vacationer family, so instead of having my parents ship me off to Shady Lake, they insisted on spending 2 to 4 weeks in the summer sweating together in Florida or pre-Snooki Seaside. Regardless, at no point in my adolescence did I feel the ... Read More
Well I never thought I’d see the day. An Obama-Bush combo. But it's happening now with these ladies over in Tanzania. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush are opening a summit aimed towards promoting women’s health in and the well-being of Africa. Michelle, while visiting Tanzania during the Obama African tour, met up with ex-First Lady Laura to open up the African First Ladies Summit in Dar Es Salaam.
The strange Obama-Bush pairing emphasizes how ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks
on Jun 10, 2013
In today's feature of “How did these people get elected?” news, Governor Phil Bryant from Mississippi is blaming America’s troubled education system on working mothers.
Education is a hot topic in today’s political sphere, and while almost everyone can agree that our system needs to be reformed, how to do so and the causes of our failing education system are highly contested. On June 4th, The Washington Post, The Annie E. Casey ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
in Boob Tube
on Nov 13, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stopped by Sesame Street to dish out some career advice to the adorably oblivious, princess-obsessed Muppet Abby Cadabby.
“Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career,” says Sotomayor. "A career is a job you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time."
Though it is technically possible to make a career out of being a princess—and young Ms. Cadabby may have ... Read More
Skateboarding is pretty cool. A girl skateboarding is awesome. But a girl skateboarding in Afghanistan? Probably couldn’t get better than that.
Skateistan began as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Now, they’re an international nonprofit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Their main goal is to use skateboarding as a tool for ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 22, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, the brave young activist from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, is doing well. She’s currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. Dr. David Rosser, the medical director at the hospital, stated that Malala is communicating freely and writing, and said that Malala wanted information about her condition to be made public. She can’t currently speak due to a tracheotomy tube, but should be able ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 15, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot by the Taliban last week for being an advocate for girls' education, has been moved from Pakistan to a U.K. hospital specializing in pediatric trauma.
Malala traveled to the U.K. via an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates. Her departure was kept a secret until she was out of Pakistan due to safety concerns.
Both of the bullets that were lodged in her head and neck ... Read More
There are three main reasons I don’t frequently donate to charities, and believe me I would love to. The first is that I’m a broke college student. The second is that one of my jobs is telemarketing/fundraising for my college. But the third is that I am sometimes concerned about how donations are actually being spent. Well, now there’s a great website/organization that aims to help specific women’s issues, and the ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 11, 2012
As we blogged yesterday, Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old activist from Pakistan, was shot in the head and neck after members of the Taliban held up the van she was riding home from school in. The bullet barely missed Malala’s brain, and other students also suffered injuries. The shooters have been identified, but the Taliban is still promising to kill Malala if she survives. She has been especially active in advocating for girls’ ... Read More