Articles by: Sarah Goodwin

Police Question Motives of UCLA Gunman Who Murdered Wife, Professor

Police Question Motives of UCLA Gunman Who Murdered Wife, Professor

The motives of former University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduate student who killed a professor, his estranged wife and then himself are being questioned amid allegations that another professor may also have been on his “kill list.”  It is now known that Mainak Sarkar’s first victim was his estranged […]

by December 7, 2016 5 comments Trending, World
The Internet is Upset About Captain America Becoming a Hydra Nazi

The Internet is Upset About Captain America Becoming a Hydra Nazi

The internet is in an uproar this week about a comic book reboot of Captain America that has a shocking reveal: in the end of the issue, Cap flings an ally out of an airplane, looks at his captive and says “Hail Hydra!” Hydra is the Nazi-like group of villains […]

by December 2, 2016 6 comments Arts, Trending
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Spoiler Summary of New West End Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Spoiler Summary of New West End Play

Harry Potter is back in a big way! Several years after the seventh and final book in author J.K. Rowling’s beloved series, new material about the Wizarding World is being released in the form of a new play. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play which debuted […]

by November 26, 2016 7 comments Arts
Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]

by November 25, 2016 5 comments Science, Trending
Ancient Mayan Salvadoran Village is “New World Pompeii”

Ancient Mayan Salvadoran Village is “New World Pompeii”

Archaeologists are buzzing about the newest research at Ceren, in El Salvador. Ceren is the most well preserved Mayan village in Latin America. Unfortunately, the village met a tragic end when it was destroyed by a volcano sometime around A.D. 660. Professor Payson Sheets of the by University of Colorado […]

by November 15, 2016 9 comments Uncategorized
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smashes Sales Records: Is It Worth the Wait?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smashes Sales Records: Is It Worth the Wait?

It will be a busy spring season for smartphones, with the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone’s anticipated iPhone 6 and 7 derivations. The early winner in the smartphone sweepstakes is the Galaxy S7 Edge. Debuting ahead of Apple’s next offerings, Samsung Galaxy S7 has already broken records for pre-orders […]

by November 9, 2016 6 comments Trending
7 Classic 1980s Experiences Today’s Kids Will Never Have

7 Classic 1980s Experiences Today’s Kids Will Never Have

1) Child Crossing Guards It may be hard for kids growing up today to imagine, but in the 1980s, crossing guards were often other children. Typically sixth, seventh and eighth graders were given a badge and a vest and asked to help police traffic and help other kids cross the […]

by November 8, 2016 7 comments Food, Trending
FTC Crackdown on Herbalife Could Doom Other Multilevel Marketing Schemes

FTC Crackdown on Herbalife Could Doom Other Multilevel Marketing Schemes

Herbalife has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The diet and weight loss company has been in the crosshairs of the government for what regulators deemed a near-pyramid scheme. Herbalife is based in Los Angeles and has built a billion-dollar empire by convincing people it has the […]

by November 5, 2016 7 comments Food, Trending
New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

New York City Startup Serves Up Rare Dishes Cooked by Refugees

Even in a city as diverse as New York City, few people have ever had a taste of momo, the bite-sized dumplings that are popular in Nepal. The traditional Nepalese dumpling is filled with meat, flavorful spices, wrapped in delicate dough and then steamed or fried. Thanks to a new […]

by November 4, 2016 4 comments Food, Politics, Trending, World
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Why Russian Athletes Were Banned From Paralympics and Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee is in the midst of a battle with Russia, its athletes and President Vladimir Putin over what officials call a system that prioritizes “medals over morals.” Fresh off issuing bans to the entire Russian track and field team, the Paralympic Committee hit Russia with a total […]

by October 23, 2016 1 comment Trending, World