Alexandra Spychalsky
Alexandra Spychalsky is an award-winning writer based in Northern California. A born and raised New Yorker, she comes home once a year to get her fill of bagels and lox, road rage, and subway leering. When she's not writing about politics, she teaches future Olympians to ski at ludicrous speeds.

Latest Articles

7 Low-Key Horrifying Things Women Have Been Subjected To In 2017

It's hardly shocking to say that the Trump administration has a woman problem. And not in the way that some people in the White House would take that, which is to say that women are a problem. We're obviously not talking mid-20th century levels of se…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Freezing Your Credit Just Got Simpler After Equifax's Security Breach

If your account was compromised in the Equifax security breach, you may be wondering what you should be doing in the aftermath of the data theft. One of the first things you should do to protect your information is to freeze your Equifax credit. But …
By Alexandra Spychalsky

11 Videos Of Hurricane Irma Show How TV News Put Ratings Over Reporters' Lives

Following the non-stop coverage of Hurricane Irma that blanketed the airwaves last week, there's been much discussion about the ethics of exposing reporters to hazardous conditions to chase storm stories. Millions watched as reporters were placed dir…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Here's How Portrait Lighting Will Make Your iPhone Selfies Look So Much More Profesh

With the release on Tuesday of the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, there is a lot for technology aficionados to digest. Among the changes are plenty of specs that are jibberish for those outside the tech realm, but also some exciting softw…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Twitter Is Lowkey Panicking Over The New Glass iPhone & It's Relatable AF

The time-honored tradition of the highly-anticipated Apple product release continued today with the tech company's debut of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. There were plenty of features to discuss after the release, including the new models' compatibili…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't Really "Pro-Life" If He Supports DACA

The Pope has never been shy of criticizing President Trump, and on Sunday he continued the trend, calling him out for his stance on ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Pope said that Trump's decision to end DACA is h…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Another Man Reportedly Tried Running Over Counter-Protesters At A Rally

In Portland on Sunday, planned protests descended into chaos and violence, as alt-right demonstrators and counter protesters clashed on the streets of the liberal city. There was even another incident of a car being utilized as a weapon, when a man w…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

A Chicago Teen Died In A Freezer After Her Mom Was Told To Wait A Few Hours

After an hours-long search for a missing teen, the 19-year-old girl was found dead in a hotel's walk-in freezer. Kenneka Jenkins was reportedly attending a party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago, early Saturday morning. Her …
By Alexandra Spychalsky

This Bipartisan Resolution Wants Trump To Get Serious About Condemning Hate

A group of bipartisan senators is finally telling President Trump to put up or shut up when it comes to his comments in August that only mildly condemned hate groups. Now, these senators want to see Trump fight hate by allocating money and resources …
By Alexandra Spychalsky

This One Hurricane Irma Tweet Will Give You Peace Of Mind

With so much to worry about when a hurricane is headed your way —especially one the magnitude of Hurricane Irma — it's easy to imagine that people probably become overwhelmed when trying to think of all the supplies they are going to need to weather …
By Alexandra Spychalsky

This Delta Flight Went Up Against Hurricane Irma & Came Out Unscathed

For all you anxious fliers out there, this may not be the post for you. As Hurricane Irma closed in on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, all of the commercial flights coming into San Juan turned around and diverted to other airports, not wanting to risk flyi…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The Moment Hurricane Irma Hit St. Maarten Is Absolutely Terrifying — VIDEO

Northern Caribbean nations have been preparing for days for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. Everyone knew the Category 5 storm was bound the wreak havoc on the islands in its path. But seeing a video of the moment Hurricane Irma hit St. Maarten is t…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Tallahassee May Not Be On The Coast, But It May Still Feel Hurricane Irma

As Category 5 Hurricane Irma is headed for landfall, Caribbean islands and Southern Florida are preparing for the worst. But will Hurricane Irma hit Tallahassee? It's unclear if Florida's capital will feel Irma's wrath, but residents are still gettin…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The U.S. Island Territories Were Warned Of A "Catastrophic" Impact From Irma

Only a week after Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana, another disastrous weather event is on the horizon. Hurricane Irma is currently a terrifying Category 5 hurricane barreling towards the Caribbean. But will Hurricane Irma hit the U.…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Leaked White House Memo Warns DACA Recipients To Prepare To Leave The Country

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would put an end to the DACA program, which allows children and young adults who were brought to America illegally to remain in the country without fear of deportation. The only somewhat positive anno…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Called Trump “Obama” By Accident & Twitter’s Like, We Wish

Faced with week after week of shock, scandal, and unpopular policy coming out of the Trump administration, many Americans say they yearn for the years when the country was under President Obama's leadership. But while many wish they could swap Donald…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

A Government Shutdown In 2017 Isn't Out Of The Question & That's Pretty Scary

It's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about the unofficial start to fall. It's that time of year when you start to analyze whether your legislators will bungle a would-be procedural vote, and cause the wheels of the U.S. government to com…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The Texas Women In That Flooded Nursing Home Were Rescued & The Photo Will Warm Your Heart

Of all the heart wrenching images coming out of Texas in the wake of the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, one that was particularly terrifying was from a nursing home. The photo showed the elderly residents trapped in the flooded nursing home, waiting …
By Alexandra Spychalsky

The One Thing You Can Do If You’re Near Port Arthur Right Now

The terror of Harvey continues, with the storm descending on a fresh batch of Texas cities on Tuesday night. Harvey dumped 26 inches of rain over 24 hours on Beaumont and Port Arthur, coastal cities 90 miles east of Houston. Emergency services have b…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Thanks To This Website, Charities Get Money Every Time Trump Tweets

When a new Trump tweet hits the internet, in most cases it is bound to spark ire and frustration among his opponents. But now no matter how misguided, outlandish or just plain insulting Trump's words might be, you can rest easy knowing that something…
By Alexandra Spychalsky