Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy
Rosie is a senior at NYU Gallatin concentrating in long-form journalism and women's studies. She's an avid decaf coffee-drinker and loves Downton Abbey. Her favorite color is, and has always been, pink.

Another Debate, But No More Handshakes

The debates may be over, but Clinton and Trump seem less united than ever. Unsurprisingly, the final presidential debate did not end with much camaraderie between the two candidates — in fact, Clinton and Trump did not shake hands at the beginning…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Clinton Isn't Letting Trump Take Any Bernie Voters

Donald Trump may be attempting to court Bernie Sanders' supporters, but at the debate on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton was clear she's invested in Sanders' supporters, too. Clinton reiterated many of Sanders' economic policies at the debate…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Is Sarah Palin At The Final Presidential Debate?

Donald Trump seems to have a thing for inviting controversial figures to be his guests at the presidential debates. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that Trump invited Sarah Palin to the final debate on Wednesday night. Politico reported…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Voter Registration Deadlines May Leave You Out

With the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, the November 8 election feels as if it is just around the corner — and it is. Unfortunately, as October comes to a close, that means that the voter registration dates in many states have already…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Read The Presidential Debate Transcript

It seems unlikely that anyone in America didn't tune in for Monday night's presidential debate; however, just in case, the transcript of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's debate is now available online. The Washington Post even published a…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Donald Trump's Tax Return Comment Is A Major Gaffe

Well, after less than an hour of debating on Monday night, Donald Trump just slipped up, majorly. When Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, asked Trump why he hasn't released his tax returns — something that all presidential candidates do — Trump…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Leslie Jones Takes On The Debate Via Twitter

Right in time, Leslie Jones returned to Twitter for the presidential debates on Monday night, and the Saturday Night Live comedian's coverage of the much anticipated event is sure to be fabulous. Jones quit Twitter in August after hackers leaked…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Karen Vaughn Is Donald Trump's Debate Guest

The first presidential debate of the year will take place on Monday night, and it should come as no surprise that the GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, chose a handful of controversial guests to bring along to the event. One of Trump's…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Attacking Huma Abedin's Religion Is A New Low

Well, it has begun. And sadly, no one should be surprised. Conservative media outlets are using Huma Abedin 's Muslim beliefs against her boss, Hillary Clinton, unfairly attacking the political staffer. According to The New York Post, Abedin served…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Americans Apologized For Ryan Lochte After Rio

For some Americans leaving Brazil after the Olympics, saying goodbye to Rio also meant apologizing on behalf of disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte. On a board set up at the Rio airport intended for passengers' farewell messages to the Olympic host city,…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Trump's Sexist Swipe At Mika Brzezinski

So much for Donald Trump changing his tone to something more presidential. On Monday morning, Trump unleashed incredibly sexist tweets about Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe. The GOP candidate has blatantly displayed his sexism over,…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Speedo Just Dropped Ryan Lochte

Well, this is not surprising. On Monday morning, Speedo announced it's dropping Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer who was recently caught lying about a late-night encounter in Rio. The Speedo snub could only be the beginning for Lochte — the…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Women Are Dominating Primetime Olympics Coverage

It's no secret that American women are killing it at the Rio Olympics — from Simone Biles to Katie Ledecky, women athletes are simply outshining their male counterparts at the 2016 Games. While the women athletes' success certainly doesn't come as…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

The Double Standard In Ryan Lochte's Robbery Claim

Well, it looks like Ryan Lochte may have lied. According to The Associated Press, Lochte may have made up the story of being robbed in Rio, after he and three other American Olympic swimmers allegedly damaged a bathroom door at a gas station on…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

U.S. Swimmer Jack Conger Is Detained In Rio

American swimmer Jack Conger may not be quite as famous as his teammate Ryan Lochte, but he's becoming quite well known, and it's not because he helped win the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Olympics. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Conger was…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Brazilian Judge Keyla Hears Rio Robbery Case

What exactly happened the night U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and James Feigen claimed they were robbed in Rio? Well, Brazilian Judge Keyla Blanc de Cnop is trying to figure that out. Judge Blanc de Cnop isn't sure about the…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Sanne Wevers Brings This Move To The Olympic Stage

American gymnast Simone Biles isn't the only gymnast competing in the Rio Olympics to have a move named after her. So you might be wondering: Who is Sanne Wevers? The Dutch Olympic gymnast created a double turn completed with a horizontal leg, on…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

Questioning Shang Chunsong's Age & Weight Is Wrong

Shang Chunsong is undeniably an incredible athlete. Therefore, the continual criticism that the Chinese gymnast has faced during the 2016 Olympics is disheartening. Ever since her first appearance in Rio, rumors have circulated about Shang's age,…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

John Oliver Is Over Donald Trump's Campaign

John Oliver is not impressed with Donald Trump's week. Sure, it's no secret that it's been a week full of gaffes for Trump, but in an Aug. 14 episode, the Last Week Tonight host pointed out that this was hardly The Donald's first bad week. In fact,…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy

"Love 4 Gabby" Twitter Hashtag Shuts Down Bullying

This is so not okay. According to USA Today, social media critics ruined Gabby Douglas' Rio Olympics experience. Douglas, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, has received so much social media hate over the last week in Rio that she's had to speak…
By Rosie Holden Vacanti Gilroy