Hope Lawrence

Hope Lawrence

The LEGO Batman Movie – Everything is Still Awesome

The LEGO Batman Movie – Everything is Still Awesome

Whether you grew up reading the comics, watching Adam West, The Animated Series, or loved Christopher Nolan’s rendition of the caped crusader, there’s something everyone can love about the LEGO Batman Movie. A spinoff of The LEGO Movie, released in 2014, shows a much lighter side of the lonely and ever abrasive “dark knight” but everything…

President Trump vs. Mayor de Blasio

President Trump vs. Mayor de Blasio

President Trump has been in office just seven days and he’s already signed four executive orders, keeping up with campaign promises, one of which was taking a step further into deporting millions of undocumented immigrants as well as building that infamous wall (that’ll probably never be built). The order titled “Enhancing public safety in the…

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Has His Dream Come True?

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Has His Dream Come True?

With the current political and social climate, it may seem as if things would worsen for people of color, and other minorities, under a Trump administration. Even with his campaign promise to “make America great again” by building a wall on Mexico’s dime, accusing Mexico of “not sending their best” in terms of immigration, along…

Using Technology to Earn Money While Getting Fit!

Using Technology to Earn Money While Getting Fit!

With just over a week left of 2016, many of us are probably contemplating our typical New Year’s resolution: lose excess weight and get healthy. But many lose more momentum than weight by the time Día de los Reyes rolls around. Emerging technologies, such as various diet-tracking apps and Fitbit, have helped; sometimes more motivation…

VIDEO: What is the Electoral Vote?

VIDEO: What is the Electoral Vote?

This video, courtesy of the US National Achieves, explains how Trump won the presidency via the electoral vote, even though Clinton won the popular vote. Why is there an electoral vote? What does it outweigh the popular vote? Watch this video to understand what exactly is the electoral vote, which by the way was the…

FINALLY…A Policy Discussion at Second 2016 Presidential Debate

FINALLY…A Policy Discussion at Second 2016 Presidential Debate

The second of the three presidential debates took place on Sunday, Oct 9th, in Washington University at St. Louis, MO, and was orchestrated to that of a town hall: two moderators, Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC, a small live audience, and the candidates were able to walk about a little as…

Diversity, or Lack Thereof, at NYCC 2016

Diversity, or Lack Thereof, at NYCC 2016

New York Comic Con really brings the fandom out of the city. With the comic book deals to merchandise sales to costuming (known as cosplay), there’s so much to take in at this convention, as well as similar ones around the country. Though there has, and may still be a lack of diversity in the…

The Aftermath of the Trump vs. Hillary Debate

The Aftermath of the Trump vs. Hillary Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently just about tied in the 2016 presidential race and Monday, September 26th, their first presidential debate was held at Hofstra University in Long Island. It was scheduled to last for 90 minutes with the moderator, Lester Holt of NBC News, planned to have three 30-minute segments to focus…

Trump Needs to Learn the Constitution — on Constitution Day

Trump Needs to Learn the Constitution — on Constitution Day

With Trump previously accusing Texas senator Ted Cruz of being ineligible to run for commander in chief due to his Canadian birth as well as stating that President Obama wasn’t born in the US, either (though Trump was proven wrong and only just admitted it), it makes you wonder how much of the US Constitution…

Independence Day — More Than Just a BBQ and Fireworks

Independence Day — More Than Just a BBQ and Fireworks

Most of us are familiar with the story of the 4th of July – when the Declaration of Independence was signed by America’s Founding Fathers. It marked a new beginning, a new nation – a democratic one, at that. No more rule from the English Crown. No more taxation without representation. The citizens of the…