Unlike the Others : Obama Portrait Stands Alone

By Maya Valentine Staff Writer   Last week, portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled. They are truly stunning. The portraits are currently displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in D.C. Like other presidents before him, President Obama’s presidency is memorialized in canvas. Unlike his predecessors, however,…

Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21

By Mackenzie Farkus Staff Writer     Feb. 21 marks the nineteenth annual International Mother Language Day (IMLD.) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented 2018’s theme with the statement,“Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development.” The United Nations General Assembly formally recognized International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1999, and…

Bitcoin: everything you need to know

By Helen Ruhlin Staff Writer Recently a friend asked me, “So what do you think about all this bitcoin stuff?” Cue nervous sweating and incoherent mumbles. As I not-so-casually attempted to change the subject through awkward laughs and a sudden need to use the bathroom, I realized I knew diddly-squat about bitcoin. So just what…