Category Crisis Hotline

Verizon Strike: Corporate Greed or Digital Reality?

Article by Sarah Pickett | esPResso Committee Member 36,000 Verizon workers have walked off the job and gone on strike across the East Coast. The CWA Union workers and corporate leaders have failed to see eye to eye on a new labor agreement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this is the largest […]

Google Tries to Pick Up Their Dropped Mic This April Fools

Article by Taylor Romano | esPResso Staff Writer Google fooled themselves on April 1 this year and no one is laughing. The company pulled their 16th annual April Fools Day prank by adding a new button to Gmail, “Send + Mic Drop” which would mute the thread of the email and attach a GIF of a […]

Tainted Water, One Drop at a Time

Article by David Zambuto | esPResso Committee Member When we think of satisfying our thirst, for many of us our first solution is water. The classic thirst-quencher, we have come to view water as a safe and healthy option. However for the citizens of Flint, Mich., this has not been the case. According to USA Today, […]

Mars Recalls Tips from Johnson & Johnson to Save Reputation Long-Term

Article by Lizzy Peper | esPResso Committee Member On Jan. 8, one German woman found a less than sweet surprise in her Snickers bar when she discovered a piece of red plastic in her candy. The woman’s complaint sparked the recall of Mars products across 55 countries that were produced at the same Netherlands plant. […]

The New Starbucks Rewards: Not So Rewarding to Customers

Article by Taylor Romano | esPResso Staff Writer To its surprise, Starbucks has received considerable backlash and negative feedback after announcing upcoming modifications to its rewards program. The most significant change is that customers will receive two Stars per dollar spent instead of one Star per visit. With this change will come an increase in […]

GOP Candidates Slammed on Social Media for Reactions to San Bernardino Shooting

Article by Alex Hernandez | esPResso Committee Member The recent shooting in San Bernardino, CA, is the United States’ most deadly shooting since the tragic massacre that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, three years ago. Last Monday, breaking news interrupted every major network station with a report that 14 people were killed and 17 were […]

Wake Up Call

Article by Nikki Tackley | esPResso Committee Member It’s 1 a.m. and after a long day getting lost in Venice and packing all night, your phone is going off like crazy. Your parents and friends are messaging you asking where you are, if you are safe. You open Twitter, and are bombarded with CNN updates; #PrayforParis is […]