Stephanie Casella
Political and news writer. Lover of thought and conversation.
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The Average American Can't Attend The RNC

For some reason, choosing a president this time around seems to have everybody in a blur of strong political opinions about something or someone. Political views are more vocally prominent in the U.S. than the nation has seen in a long time, yet so f…
By Stephanie Casella

Who Is On The Olympic Gymnastics Team In 2016?

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are quickly approaching. Friday, August 5 is the opening ceremony, and Sunday, August 21 is the closing event, which means that these games are just under a month away. My favorite event was al…
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The 2018 Winter Olympics Are Far From Rio

With all of this Summer Olympics chatter, one may start to drift off and wonder about the next Winter Olympics — because, honestly, summer sports aren't for everyone. For fans of snowy and icy activities, the next opportunity to see the classics like…
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There Are Some Security Concerns About Pokemon GO

In the late 1990s, when I was in late elementary school and early middle school, Pokémon was my jam. I had a Game Boy and a Game Boy Pocket — the red version — and I always started my game with Bulbasaur, because I was fascinated by a cute animal wit…
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Updates To The Michigan Courthouse Shooting

In another tragic event to mar the month of July, a shooting has taken place at a courthouse in Berrien County, Michigan. Around 2:25 p.m. local time, a "disturbance" was reported on the third floor of the courthouse. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bail…
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EuroCup 2016 Final Memes & Jokes For The Win

Congratulations to Portugal in their victory at the 2016 UEFA European Championship final against France, with a score of 1-0. After about a month of serious competition, Euro 2016 is sadly over, though it certainly is not the last the world will see…
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Updates To The Piedmont Park Hanging Investigation

In a seemingly endless series of tragedies across the nation over the past week, a black man was found hanging in Atlanta, Georgia's famous Piedmont Park on Thursday. Police have said that the incident appears consistent with suicide rather than foul…
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7 Shark Myths You Probably Think Are True

The long-awaited "Shark Week" is making its annual appearance this week on Discovery Channel, and shark fans (and foes) around the world are pumped as they are each year for some glorious underwater television. Oddly enough, considering how many of m…
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How To Watch The Hot Dog Eating Contest On The 4th

It's almost July 4, and now's the perfect time to get those plans in order for the patriotic holiday. Whether it's a barbecue in the agenda book, a trip to the beach, or figuring out how to watch the Coney Island hot dog eating contest, Independence …
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Judge Persky's History Of Dealing With Rape Cases

In January 2015, two passersby spotted Stanford swimmer Brock Turner on top of a motionless woman behind a dumpster outside a fraternity house. Aaron Persky, the California judge who presided over Turner's sexual assault case, bestowed upon him a six…
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Will Texas Abortion Clinics Be Able To Reopen?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 to overrule two requirements under the omnibus bill HB2, a Texas law which limited women's access to reproductive services. HB2 was found to have imposed an "undue burden" on women seeking reproductive serv…
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Keep An Eye On This Anti-Choice Group

On Monday, the controversial (and now unconstitutional) Texas omnibus abortion bill HB2 was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The case challenged the 2013 Texas law HB2, which required that …
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Obama Will Make You Feel All The 'GoT' Feels

In another super-cool presidential moment, President Obama and BuzzFeed made a hilarious new video encouraging Americans to take voting seriously come November — and always! And, in the very exciting wake of the final episode of Game of Thrones seaso…
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The Supreme Court Justices Who Voted For Abortion

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld its first abortion ruling since 2007, a 5-3 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. Abortion has remained a polarizing issue among Americans, even amid decades of decline in pregnancy termination. Prior to t…
By Stephanie Casella

Does John Oliver Have Any Kids?

If you've ever seen an episode of Last Week Tonight, then you've maybe asked yourself at least one time: Does John Oliver have any kids? Well, the great news for the preservation of the human race and future generations of people is that Oliver does …
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The Best Pride Signs From The Celebrations In 2016

Love is love is love is love is love, as the saying goes. Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of marriage equality — the Supreme Court ruling that officially allowed gay marriage to occur — and is also — not coincidentally — the day of the New York…
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This Sit-In Tweet Says All You Need To Know

On Wednesday morning, and then into the afternoon and evening, House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the Congressional floor in an attempt to force a vote on gun control measures that have for years gone neglected. This effort is a protest of the GOP …
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Of Course Paul Ryan Disapproves Of The Sit-In

As the Democratic House of Representatives' "sit-in" on gun control inaction continues into the evening, Speaker Paul Ryan has a disapproving response to the sit-in and the day's events. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday evening, h…
By Stephanie Casella

You Can See What The GOP Didn't Want You To

Democratic members of the House of Representatives staged a "sit-in" on the Congressional floor on Wednesday afternoon in response to the repeated lack of action from many members of Congress on the issue of gun control. Unfortunately, for those who …
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The Rep. John Lewis Quote That Explains The Sit-In

In response to the repeated lack of action from many members of Congress on the issue of gun control, House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the Congressional floor on Wednesday afternoon. The effort is a protest of the GOP leadership's refusal to vote…
By Stephanie Casella