Alyana Castro

Alyana Castro

Trump’s Social Media Accounts Permanently Suspended after Pro-Trump riot

On January 8th, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s Twitter account after the invasion on Capitol Hill in the White House. After the invasion on Wednesday, Trump’s account was initially temporarily suspended for 24 hours, but officiated the permanence due to the President’s, “further incitement of violence,” as stated in a Twitter blog post.   The …

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President-Elect Joe Biden Introduces His First Cabinet Picks

On Tuesday, November 24th, President-Elect Joe Biden held a press conference to introduce his cabinet nominations for his soon-to-be presidency. The Biden administration is undergoing the official election transition process. The Trump administration approved this transition, after some delay. Biden has nominated members from his economy nominees and appointees, national security nominees and appointees, and …

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Representative AOC Plays Video Game “Among Us” On Twitch to Encourage Voting

On October 20th, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played an emerging online video game, Among Us, on Twitch, a popular game-streaming platform.  She played the game alongside streamers, Pokimane, Hasanabi, Dr. Lupo, and several others, along with Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to encourage and inform viewers about the importance of voting.  Early on Tuesday, she tweeted, “Join …

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Musk’s SpaceX wins Pentagon Award for missile tracking satellites

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, has received a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, Business Insider reports. This contract would be the first SpaceX contract affiliated with the government. Four satellites will be placed in the Starlink assembly plant at the US Space Development Agency located in Redmond, Washington. These satellites will have the ability …

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World Food Programme Wins Nobel Prize

On October 9th, it was reported that the World Food Programme, a program affiliated with the United Nations, received the 2020 Nobel Prize Award for their efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe, as stated by NBC News. The organization was rewarded for “its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected …

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Whistleblower from ICE Detention Facility Files Complaint Alleging ‘Jarring Medical Neglect’ Within the Facility

On September 14th, a nurse named Dawn Wooten, expressed concerns over the high numbers of questionable hysterectomies performed on Spanish-speaking women that are detained at the Irwin County Detention Center, states NPR.  She filed a complaint on Monday, claiming the issue of the lack of medical attention by refusing to test detainees with symptoms as …

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