Courtney is a journalist based in Washington, DC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and previously spent two years working as press officer at the Embassy of France. She is particularly interested in politics, foreign affairs, migration, identity, and culture.

13 Women Who Are Already Making 2018 A Better Year For Us All

Doesn’t it feel as though an eternity has passed since the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2018? Since then, there have been countless mind-boggling and, at times, offensive tweets sent by the president, a mass shooting that brought the gun control…
By Courtney Vinopal

Everything There Is To Know About The Snow Situation In Pyeongchang

The Winter Olympics will kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the Games are set to put the city on the map for skiing and other snow-related sports. But is the snow in Pyeonchang real? For now, it looks like temperatures will be plenty cold to…
By Courtney Vinopal

The Incredible Meaning Behind The Design Of The Winter Olympics Medals

Just as each Olympic Games has its own unique setting, each of the games’ medals get their own special design. Oftentimes, the medals’ designs are inspired by the country in which the international sporting competition is taking place. The 2018…
By Courtney Vinopal

Everything You Need To Know About Team USA's Olympic Figure Skating Team

After a nail-biting national championship series, the United States skating committee finally selected in February the skaters that will head to PyeongChang, South Korea. Three talented women and three talented men have officially made the skating…
By Courtney Vinopal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks Out On #MeToo & Everyone Is Like *Praise Hands*

The oldest woman on the Supreme Court has been around for long enough to know firsthand the struggles that women in the United States have fought to overcome over the years, no matter what profession they're in. During an interview at the Sundance…
By Courtney Vinopal

A Doctor Who's Lived In The U.S. For 40 Years With A Green Card Was Arrested By ICE

A doctor living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was arrested and jailed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Saturday. The Polish doctor, Lukasz R. Niec, has lived in the U.S. for 40 years, and his family now fears that that he will be deported…
By Courtney Vinopal

Melania Celebrated One Year In The White House By Totally Snubbing Trump

It has been a year since Donald Trump entered the White House, and though new details about the president’s personality emerge each day, his wife remains an enigma. One thing seems clear, though: The First Lady manages just fine without her husband…
By Courtney Vinopal

Hey Ivanka, Here’s How 29 Women At The March Want You To Use Your Power

For the second year in a row, thousands of people convened on the National Mall for the Women’s March. Aimed at supporting the advancement of women’s rights and marginalized communities around the country, about half a million marchers attended the…
By Courtney Vinopal

Maxine Waters Speaks Out About Her Boycott Of Trump's State Of The Union

Traditionally, the State of the Union address has been an opportunity for the president to lay out his legislative goals for the year. It’s also historically been a bipartisan event, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisles attending. But as with…
By Courtney Vinopal

Another Porn Star Has Claimed That Trump Invited Her To His Hotel Room

After The Wall Street Journal published a bombshell report on Friday alleging that former porn star Stephanie Clifford (or Stormy Daniels) received a hush payment before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen vehemently…
By Courtney Vinopal

Trump's Fake News Awards Are An Actual Thing & Yes, This Is Real Life

Since Donald Trump announced Tuesday that there will be "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR," members of the press have waited in eager anticipation for the president to announce his choices. While it had originally been scheduled…
By Courtney Vinopal

What You Need To Know About The White House's Full-Time Stylist

Candidates vying for a spot in the Trump administration could benefit from adding a few new credentials to their resume: doing hair and makeup. These are the skills that helped earn professional stylist Katie Price an official White House job. The…
By Courtney Vinopal

These Brutal #StableGenius Tweets About Trump Will Make You Laugh & Cry At The Same Time

It’s safe to say that “stable genius” is the first buzzy phrase of 2018. During a Saturday morning tweetstorm defending his mental capacity, Donald Trump wrote, among other things, that he is “not smart, but genius,” adding that he’s “a very stable…
By Courtney Vinopal

Robert Mueller Is Reportedly Investigating Ivanka Trump Now — Here's Why

As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into the President Trump administration’s ties with Russia, another member of the family has gotten involved. This time, it’s one of the president’s daughters. According to a Los Angeles…
By Courtney Vinopal

Trump Defends His Mental Health & Says He's Actually A "Very Stable Genius"

When Michael Wolff’s tell-all book about the Trump presidency was released on Friday, social media immediately started buzzing with some of the most salacious details of the text. Some of the juiciest accounts have led to further questioning about…
By Courtney Vinopal

Some U.S. Cities Are About To Feel Even More Freezing Than Mars

Ah, it's the most wonderful time of the year, when great swaths of the United States dip to below freezing temperatures, and even the mere task of taking out the garbage can numb fingers. Parts of the East Coast and the Midwest are bracing for a…
By Courtney Vinopal

Mike Pence Got Trolled With A “Make America Gay Again” Sign Over The Holidays

Since Trump took office, his vice president has faced criticism for his record on LGBT issues. Sometimes the criticism comes in serious forms, while other times, it’s more lighthearted. During a recent visit to Aspen, he received a bright,…
By Courtney Vinopal

The White House Is Reportedly Super Annoyed With This Trump Interview

Between rounds of golf and daily tweet-storms, it’s been a busy week for President Trump at his “Winter White House,” aka Mar-a-Lago. He did, however, fit some time in to talk with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, and reportedly declined to…
By Courtney Vinopal

Activist Erica Garner Dies At 27 Following A Heart Attack

America woke up to heartbreaking news on Saturday. Just a few years after becoming a highly visible activist against police brutality, Erica Garner has died at just 27 years old following a heart attack. The announcement was made via her Twitter…
By Courtney Vinopal

These “If Trump Were Santa” Tweets Are So Spot On It's A Little Scary

As Christmas approaches, many kids are gearing up for a visit from Santa Claus, that same jolly figure who makes his way down the chimney of houses around the world to deliver presents to good boys and girls. But what if President Trump were Santa…
By Courtney Vinopal