The housing market has begun to strengthen. This will in return help the economy to grow which will allow people to feel more comfortable in their financial situations. This will lead to more people spending money on clothes, shoes, and other accessories. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/12/03/lower-priced-homes/1736035/. Chelsea M.
Rape is an epidemic in Africa but Sonette Ehlers decided to do something about it. Ehlers never forgot what a rape victim telling her "if only I had teeth down there". Then a man came in sometime later with his male part zipped into his zipper in excruciating pain. So the idea for this device just came to her. Ehlers replied that this was a "medieval punishment for a medieval crime" when critics complained that this device is a medieval punishment. -T Mueller
Hostess announced that they will no longer be making the products that so many people love. The result of this has created a rise in the demand and price of the "Twinkie". On Amazon a box of 10 is going for around $38. The stores shelfs have been cleared of most hostess products and the internet and black markets are the only places you can find the delicious treat now. -T Mueller
The Washington State Cougars came back to win after what was believed to be an ultimate shut out. The cougars were down by 18 and ended up coming on top of the University of Washington Huskies in Over Time. WSU Fans then rushed the field and the tight end player on the UW team was knocked out by the fist of a rushing fan. -T Mueller
The last Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, just recently came out. The film managed to earn $141 million in the first weekend alone. The series started out as books written by Stephanie Meyer and were subsequently made into the teen hit movies over the last several years. Lions Gate production was happy with these figures from the weekend. Young females are sad that it is the last movie of the series, but many others won't deny that they are glad the hype is finally over. -Stephanie R.
The American Music Awards took place last night on ABC. They pulled an all time low audience count, down 2.5 million viewers compared to last year. Justin Bieber won artist of the year and performed live twice. Korean Internet phenomenon Psy also performed his new hit single "Gangnam Style" to finish off the show. -Stephanie R.
Nov. 10th is a day know to those in the military field as the birthday of their Marine brothers. Tradition has it that the first piece of cake goes to the oldest Marine in the room and the second piece goes to the youngest. -T Mueller
On this Vetrans day there is one soldier that stands out among others. His name Sgt. Dipprasad Pun, he alone fended off 30 Taliban fighters dead set on killing him. In the process Pun went through more than 400 rounds of machine gun ammunition, 17 grenades, and a tripod. Yes a tripod, when one of the Taliban fighters tried to rush his position and Pun's weapon malfunctioned he used a tripod from the machine gun mount to gain control of the situation. -T Mueller
Obama won reelection after a close white knuckle election. The close election has left Romney supporters upset. Obama has more time to keep his promise of change and finish what he has set out to start. -T Mueller
Referendum 74 is one that would allow for same sex marriage in the state of Wa. The push for equality has taken all new modes especially with the release of Macklemore's new song "Same Love" which was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show and made its way to the top 10 in Itunes. -Tyler M
Initiative 502 is one that would legalize marijuana and people can posses less than 40 grams at a time in Wa. The state is torn as some are concerned of the effects of legalizing marijuana on the state level while it is still illegal on the federal level. -Tyler M
"Voters go to the polls with an unusually clear choice in U.S. economic policy: We can double down on the current approach in the hope that bigger government will create jobs, or we can adopt growth policies that are more market-oriented and less government-centered. Current economic policy will lead to a recession in 2013, according to warnings from the Congressional Budget Office, and to rapid increases in the national debt." www.wallstreetjournal.com Christina P.
After more than one million television ads, countless appearances and three contentious debates, the 2012 presidential election remained on a knife's edge with both candidates seeking to shore up support in states crucial to their chances Tuesday. www.http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-politics-campaign.html Christina P.
The prices of gas continue to keep falling. The underlying reason behind this is due to people effected by Superstorm Sandy and driving noticeably less because of they aren't driving as much or simply can't find gas since so many gas stations are left without power. Oil prices are also dropping as well. Gas has fallen 8 cents in the last week and 28 cents in the last month. The national average of gas this last Friday was below $3.50 which as been the lowest price since March. -Stephanie R.
Soldiers Guard the Tomb of Unknowns During Hurricane Sandy
During Hurricane Sandy, The guards are undaunted by the presence of the storm. They stand guard over the tomb of the unknown soldier just as it has been guarded everyday all day since 1948. The demonstration of loyalty, respect, and the unfaltering will of the American people is clearly present. -Tyler M
New York(CNN) Planes, trains and other forms of transportation ground to a halt on Monday as superstorm sandy made her presence known. Much of Tuesdays air and rail service has already been canceled and more than 10 million public transit commuters are without service. www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/health/hurricane Christina P.
Hurrican Sandy is headed towards the Northeast and will cause serious havoc, not just for the community but for the economy as a whole. This could slow business, and cause consumers to change views. g.dauer
Hurricane Sandy has just hit the Atlantic Ocean today (October 26). It was a category 2 hurricane with winds reaching up to 115 mph. Luckily the storm died down before reaching the United States. This is throwing the schedules of Obama and Romney off because they need to be careful now in this region, making them stay away from states that may be at harm. -Stephanie R. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/hurricane-complicate-final-week-presidential-campaigns-191623549--election.html
Obama and Romney are locked in a close race in national opinion polls. The final debate between them, both men intend to embark on a final two week whirlwind of campaigning. The president is slate to speak in six states during a two-day trip starting Wednesday. Already 4 million ballots have been cast in early voting in more than 2 dozen states. www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/presidential-debate-2012 Christina P.
The second presidential debate went on tonight, October 16th. Sparks flew as current President Obama fought back as Mitt Romney, Republican candidate, stood his ground. In a poll taken afterwards, Americans were voting that Obama had won the debate. The event took place at a University in Hempstead, New York. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/16/politics/debate-mainbar/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 -Stephanie R.
With only a few weeks left until the start of ‘The X Factors’ first episode they have finally locked in the hosts for this upcoming season. Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will lead this season as more people try out to be America’s new up and coming hit. Kardashian doesn’t have much experience leading talkshow’s, besides her radio show in Miami, but has been featured on television's reality shows with her family. www.mtv.com –Stephanie R.
Tina Fey and Amy Poahler will be hosting the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. With the spark of the award season, many of the latest fashion trends are established through celebrities. Also both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been increasingly popular within the past five years
Pizza hut has retracted its original offer of free pizza for life if someone asked "pepperoni or sausage?" during the presidential debate. After receiving heavy criticism from almost every corner of the internet Pizza Hut has rethought their offer and have changed it. Now you can vote online at their website for either pepperoni or sausage and they will select one winner for free pizza for life. -Tyler M