Article by Marie Bardelli – EsPResso Staff Writer On May 29, Starbucks said in a statement that they will close 8000 stores nationwide to hold “racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination” in its stores. The closure comes after two African-American men were arrested in a Philadelphia store last week. The two men were waiting for a friend in the coffee shop when Starbucks employees called the police. … Continue reading STARBUCKS TO CLOSE ALL U.S. STORES FOR RACIAL BIAS EDUCATION
Article by Paisley Haddad – EsPResso Staff Writer On February 18, Fergie took the stage at the 2018 NBA All Star game in Los Angeles to sing the National Anthem. Her rendition was not like how most singers would have sung it, with her adding many note changes and stylistic elements. Players and crowd members were confused throughout her performance, and immediately after finished the … Continue reading FERGIE’S RENDITION OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM HAS TWITTER USERS TALKING
Article by Marissa Kelly – EsPResso Staff Writer It seems as if everyday the world let’s out a collective sigh as another male in Hollywood is accused of some sort of sexual misconduct. The Harvey Weinstein scandal was the tip of an iceberg that led to a consecutive domino effect, leading the United States through a journey of shock to now a sad, disappointed expectancy. … Continue reading LOUIS C.K. ISSUES STATEMENT AMONGST SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS
Article by Sarah Lynch – EsPResso Staff Writer Sexual assault cases have tarnished many a household name, from Cosby to O’Reilly and countless more in between. Recently, the transgressions of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein have come to light and the media is bursting with allegations. When faced with such ruinous charges, it is the job of the accused’s PR team to somehow prevent this … Continue reading WEINSTEIN’S RESPONSE TO SCANDAL MAKES MATTERS WORSE
Article by Sarah Lynch – esPResso Staff Writer Social security numbers. Driver’s license numbers. Credit card numbers. Names. Birthdays. Addresses. Equifax’s recent security breach has potentially exposed the personal information as many as 143 million Americans, more than one third of the U.S. population. The company has also announced that 100,000 Canadians and 400,000 U.K. customers are likely affected, making it one of the most … Continue reading EQUIFAX ENDURES A PR NIGHTMARE
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 strike in the United States since Verizon’s last strike in … Continue reading Verizon Strike: Corporate Greed or Digital Reality?
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 minion, dressed as the queen dropping a mic. This ‘joke’ … Continue reading Google Tries to Pick Up Their Dropped Mic This April Fools