The alert appeared in the same format as an AMBER Alert or weather warning. courtesy AOL

Presidential alert phone messages widely received

The presidential alert test was part of an effort to establish a reliable emergency system. Across the nation, cellphones buzzed as the Federal Management Agency conducted its first-ever system that sent presidential alerts to a majority of United States citizens. “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System,” the text read. “No […]

Tulsa rebrands Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The holiday was renamed in favor of the victims of Native subjugation throughout American history. Since 1934, the United States has celebrated Columbus Day every second Monday in October. Many cities hold parades to celebrate the holiday, producing a sanitized version of Columbus’s actions, which include murder, rape and enslavement. As a counter-holiday, dozens of […]

#MeToo successful in generating discussion

On the anniversary of #MeToo, it is important to recognize the movement’s shortcomings and triumphs. It’s been a year since the New York Times exposed Harvey Weinstein for his repeated sexual misconduct. The impact of the exposé was instant and struck social media and the news like a meteor — while thousands of stories erupted […]