Joseph D. Lyons
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This Video Of A Republican Saying Parkland Students Were "Hijacked By Left-Wing Groups" Is So WTF

The students from Parkland, Florida who organized to fight gun violence following last week's school shooting were attacked by former Republican Rep. Jack Kingston. In a panel discussion on CNN's New Day Tuesday, Kingston belittled the student surviv…
By Joseph D. Lyons

A Student In Wisconsin Invented A Foolproof Tool To Protect Kids From Mass Shooters

As the younger generation work to make schools safer through the legislative process, another teenager has directed his attention on shop class. One Wisconsin student's shop class invention, the JustinKase, could save lives during school shootings. E…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Olympics Bring In Billions In Cash, But That Doesn't Go As Far As You'd Think

Organizers have worried that the sometimes under-filled stadiums in South Korea at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games could be a bad sign for the financial health of the games, given that ticket sales make up a portion of the revenue stream. But incom…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The GOP Wanted Twitter To Sign A Presidents' Day Card For Trump & Boy, Did It Bomb

President Trump is no stranger to low approval ratings. That's just a number, however — it's tough to gauge from a figure exactly what everyday Americans think about him. But on Monday, after the GOP invited Americans to sign Trump's Presidents' Day …
By Joseph D. Lyons

These Florida Shooting Survivors Won't Go Back To School Until This Changes

There's no word from the Broward County school district as to when classes will resume at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But if that happens before gun control legislation has passed, a group of Florida shooting survivors won't be going back t…
By Joseph D. Lyons

How Students At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Are Living Up To Her Name

As the country reels from the latest school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and student survivors begin to lead the gun control debate, the name Marjory Stoneman Douglas has been repeated on air, in print, and online. The woman the school is name…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Skier Gave The Most Beautiful Tribute To His Late Brother During The Olympics

Ever since October, Team USA Olympic skier Jon Lillis has been dealing with far more than training for the games. On the 21st of that month, his youngest brother, 17-year-old Mikey, also an aerials skier, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. Over t…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Florida Shooting Survivor Saved His Classmates & There's A GoFundMe To Help Him Now

South Florida hospitals have confirmed that all of those injured in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting have been upgraded to fair condition. One of these victims is credited with saving as many as 20 of his fellow classmates. Florida shooting sur…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Is Exactly How Terrifyingly Tall The Halfpipe Is

There has only ever been one Olympic gold medal winner in women’s halfpipe skiing. The sport debuted at the Olympics in the 2014 Sochi Games, and is quickly becoming one of the most watched — especially after Maddie Bowman, an American, won the gold …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Florida Students Are Organizing A Massive March Because "Our Lives Are On The Line"

After politicians responded to last week's mass shooting in a Florida high school with "thoughts and prayers," surviving students of the school demanded more: action on gun control. Florida school shooting survivors organized the "March for Our Lives…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Has Been Completely Losing It On Twitter For The Past 24 Hours

For the past 24 hours, President Trump has been tweeting about the Russia investigation. There are now a huge number of tweets attacking just about everyone remotely related to the investigation — even his own national security adviser. And he's star…
By Joseph D. Lyons

An OAR Athlete Is Accused Of Doping & It Could Mean Even More Consequences For Russia

One of the Russian athletes competing in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games reportedly failed a drug test. Reports say an OAR athlete is accused of doping during the Olympics, and it could mean big repercussions for the controversy-ridden team. Bronze…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Video Of A Florida Shooting Survivor’s Message To Trump Is So Powerful

Just days after a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17, most of them students, senior Emma Gonzalez is speaking out for gun control. She spoke at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday and called on President…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Gave A Thumbs Up With Florida Shooting Victims & Twitter Is Shocked By The Photos

The president has been severely criticized for his latest response to the Florida school shooting. President Donald Trump gave a "thumbs up" during a photo shoot with police officers and medics that responded to the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, as w…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Everything You Need To Know About The Czech Olympian Who’s Being Called A “Miracle”

It's no surprise when the world champion takes home an Olympic gold medal, but it's a bit unusual when they do it in a whole different sport. Olympic skier Ester Ledecka won the gold in the women's Super-G despite mainly being a snowboarder and compe…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Speed Skater Had A Brutal Crash, But She’s Not Letting It Stop Her From Competing

In what could be another Winter Olympics letdown for this Brit, Olympic speed skater Elise Christie crashed during the women’s 1,500 meter short-track speed skating semi-finals. Christie was taken off the ice on a stretcher and brought to the hospita…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Everything You Need To Know About How The "OAR" Athletes Are Doing

Russia's medal count at the 2014 Sochi Games was the highest of any participating country — until it wasn't. When evidence of the Russian doping program emerged, many of those wins were overturned and the United States overcame Russia. As the 2018 Py…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Winter Olympics Stadium Can Get Scary Cold

After issues with warm weather at the last two Winter Games, PyeongChang faces a unique problem: It's cold. Really cold. The temperatures are projected to range from 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the coming weeks. With the addition of wind chills, a…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Parents Of A Republican Candidate Donated A Ton — To The Woman He's Running Against

Parents spend much of their children's lives teaching them right from wrong and left from right. One Wisconsin family has taken that to another level with some tough love for their fully grown son: Republican Kevin Nicholson's parents donated to Demo…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Canada Set Up A Pride House At The Olympics For LGBTQ Athletes & It Will Inspire You

Since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, there has not been a Pride House at the Winter Games. Despite the inclusion of LGBTQ athletes in London and Rio, the Russian government opposed its creation at the Sochi games. But thanks to Canada, the Olympic Prid…
By Joseph D. Lyons