Category politics

WHITEFISH ENERGY SCANDAL SLOWS PUERTO RECOVERY EFFORTS

Article by Katy Zielinski – EsPResso Staff Writer On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. On Oct. 2, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) granted Whitefish Energy a $300 million contract to rebuild the power grid. After several federal inquiries, the contract was canceled on Oct. 26. PREPA has been criticized […]

BILL O’REILLY FIRED FROM FOX

Article by Sarah Pickett | esPResso Staff Writer After years of sexual harassment allegations, political commentator, Bill O’Reilly was dropped by Fox News Network, igniting a social media uproar.  For the past 20 years O’Reilly has been the face of Fox News as the host of the number one cable show The O’Reilly Factor. An […]

Diverse Voter Turnout Could Sway the Election

Article by Caroline Wolf | esPResso Committee Member Have you ever wondered who the president would be if only one demographic could vote? When Donald Trump supporters started to call for the repeal of the 19th Amendment, a woman’s right to vote, people began to question how voter diversity could change the election. This reaction […]

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION — HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION OPIOID EPIDEMIC AWARENESS WEEK

Article by Sarah Booth | esPResso Staff Writer Every day people are making choices; some that are beneficial and some which threaten their lives. Within the United States, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death and in the past 15 years, the death rate due to opioid overdoses had quadrupled according to the […]

Uproar in London initiates Article 50 of EU laws and affects global market

Article by David Zambuto | esPResso Staff Writer A country-wide referendum issued by former Prime Minister David Cameron announced a turning point in relations between the UK and European Union. According to BBC, after the 52% to 48% polling results portrayed the Leave choice winning, David Cameron announced his resignation and the reign of Britain’s new Prime Minister, […]

Trump Takes Over The Tonight Show

Article by Olivia Kalentek | esPResso Staff Writer Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show, had presidential candidate Donald Trump on his September 16 show. As per usual, something interesting always happens when Donald Trump is on the show. However, this time, the event was thought up and encouraged by Jimmy Fallon. The whole thing began […]

Trump Refers to 9/11 as 7/11

Article by Samantha Caffrey | esPResso Staff Writer At the moment pretty much everyone in America is aware of Donald Trump and his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election. Towards the beginning of his campaign, many people did not take him seriously, thinking there was no way he was possibly running for president. They thought […]