A group of NSA protestors in Berlin.

NSA & GCHQ: Who Watches the Watchers?

In efforts to find possible links to terrorism, the National Security Agency is filtering through millions of personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world in order to counter the violence or other criminal measures.According to The Washington Post, the NSA captures hundreds of thousands of email addresses everyday from private accounts on Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail, and Twitter. Facebook has recently changed their privacy policy to accommodate the spy agency’s operation. The Post discovered the collection strategy from confidential documents bestowed by former NSA analyst, Edward Snowden, which was confirmed later by senior intelligence officials. The NSA’s Special […]

by · October 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS
The Government Shutdown and the Affordable Health Care Act: Are Students Affected?

The Government Shutdown and the Affordable Health Care Act: Are Students Affected?

For the first time in 18 years, Congress caused a government shutdown that sought to destabilize the progress of funding the Affordable Care Act. Among others, university students will be impacted. A total of 800,000 federal employees will not clock in to work due to the government’s inability to pay them; 400 national parks and museums will close; federal loans will not be available and the federal government will run out of money to pay its bills on October 17th, giving an increase to the $16.7 billion debt deficit. The only good news for many is that the IRS will […]

by · October 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS
Protesters at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in July 1963

Protests in Baltimore Kept Many From the Historic March on Washington

Some Baltimoreans had a hard decision 50 years ago. According to Pete O’Neal, an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and a history enthusiast, this was the question: “Do I go to the park – or do I go to the March on Washington?” The “park” was the popular 64-acre Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Baltimore County, which dated back to the 1890s and which excluded blacks. For nearly 10 years blacks and whites had been demanding an end to segregation. Many of them were beaten, stoned and spat on as they protested. In July 1963 more than 400 people were arrested for […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NATIONAL NEWS, SECTIONS
D.C. native Calvin Gilliam, 63, with his homemade sign.

Thousands of Protestors Gather for Prelude to MLK’s Dream Anniversary

Twenty-three year old Oxon Hill, MD, resident Antonio Harris woke up at the crack of dawn on Saturday, Aug. 24 in order to get a good view of the speakers at the National Action to Realize the Dream March. Harris and a friend spent hours making their way to the national mall via public transportation, facing crowded buses and trains. Still, Harris felt that the trek was worth it. “There are some points that King addressed back then that still ring true today,” said Harris, a recent soldier turned civilian who felt compelled to be part of such a movement. […]

by · August 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS
Super Teen: Fourteen Year Old Anticipates College Graduation

Super Teen: Fourteen Year Old Anticipates College Graduation

Right now, the average fourteen year old is clothes shopping with her friends to prepare for her new look as a sophomore in high school, but Thessalonika Arzu-Embry will be  receiving her college degree. At just fourteen she is finishing up summer classes to graduate on Aug. 30 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. Embry, who resides in Great Lakes Naval Station near North Chicago, was home schooled by her mother, a navy veteran, Wonder Embry from ages 8 to 11. In her last year she received the equivalent of a high school diploma.  Now, the […]

by · August 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS