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Brian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.
Michael Jordan Hopes to Bolster Team and Community

When Michael Jordan first bought a stake in the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006, he knew he was not likely to see immediate returns on his investment. And when he bought a majority-stake in the organization in 2010, Jordan remembered that …

Jennifer Lawrence Lands Role in Biopic ‘Joy’

In a move which proves that Hollywood is absolutely obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence and that they believe anyone will watch anything as long as she is starring in it, director David Russell has signed The Hunger Games actress to star …

GoDaddy Files for a $100 Million IPO GoDaddy Files for a $100 Million IPO

In 2006, web hosting company GoDaddy.com decided it was time to file for an initial public offering (IPO). However, it quickly changed its mind after learning that it would have to take a 50 percent haircut (a loss on the …

Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity …

Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty for Information Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty for Information

In January 2012, New Zealand police arrested internet icon Kim Dotcom due to claims from the United States that Dotcom had used his website to host pirated files, costing the music and movie industries more than $500 million in assets. …

Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market

Elon Musk, co-founder of companies such as PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX (and sometimes known as the modern-day Tony Stark, aka Iron Man), has has fulfilled his promise of “doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind …

Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was …

Lenny Dykstra’s Son Selected by Braves in MLB Draft

In 1993, former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra broke the hearts of many Braves fans when he crushed a 3-2 pitch in the top of the 10th inning for a home run to give the …

Audra McDonald Has Record-Breaking Night at Tonys

When Audra McDonald took home the award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2012 for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, she tied Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury for most Tony awards of all time, and she was one …

‘The Beast’ Asteroid Set to Pass Earth on June 8th

On Sunday, June 8th, an asteroid nicknamed “The Beast” will approach uncomfortably close to the Earth – 3.25 times the distance between the Earth and the moon, to be exact. The passing is uncomfortable for a couple of reasons: 1) …

Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister …

North Korea has Detained Another American Tourist

According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), North Korean officials have detained Jeffrey Edward Fowle, an American tourist, for acts inconsistent with the purposes of tourism. This makes the third American …

Jon Jones vs. Gustaffson Rematch Slated for UFC 178

With the defeat of Renan Barao at UFC 173, Dana White now believes that “There’s no debate now. Jon Jones is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.” With such notoriety comes many burdens and great responsibility. Jones knows that …

Johnny Manziel Visits Youngsters; Struggles in OTAs

On Wednesday, Cleveland Browns backup quarterback, former Heisman Trophy winner, and media juggernaut Johnny Manziel ventured into a different arena – an elementary school. Manziel and other first-year Browns players kicked-off the team’s new charity program, First and Ten, at …

Moncton News: Shooter of 5 Mounties Still at Large

At 7:20 pm Wednesday night, five Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to a phone call reporting an armed man, wearing camouflage, traipsing about a small neighborhood in Moncton, New Brunswick. At 8:30 pm, photographer Daniel St. Louis arrived on …

Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders Fame, Goes Solo

Next Tuesday, Chrissie Hynde, formerly of The Pretenders, will release her first solo album of her career, entitled “Stockholm”. And while Hynde’s name may be the only one on the front cover, this album was definitely not composed solo. “It’s …

The Colbert Report Informs More Viewers Than Others

When Stephen Colbert started The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he stated that his goal was to “feel the news” at his audience, purporting that anyone could read the news to them. According to a new study released by the …

Jonah Hill Tries to Save Face After Use of Gay Slur

On Tuesday, the celebrity-gossip site TMZ made its best attempt to bring down the career of yet another Hollywood star. This time, however, their plan may have backfired. Jonah Hill, most well-known for his roles in Superbad, 21 Jump Street, …

Joni Ernst Wins GOP Primary in Iowa for US Senate

In order to achieve a majority in the United States Senate after the next election cycle, the Republican Party must win six additional seats. Fortunately for conservatives, fate seemed to be smiling on the GOP Tuesday as Republican candidate Joni …

David Ortiz Declares War on Rays’s Pitcher Price

In Game 2 of the American League Division Series last October, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz embarrassed Tamp Bay Rays pitcher David Price by hitting not one, but two home runs in the Sox’s 7-4 victory. Adding insult …

Agnieszka Radwanska Defeated at French Open

When the No. 2 ranked women’s tennis player in the world, Li Na, lost in the third round at the French Open to 21-year-old Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday, the world saw the occasion as simply a routine upset which occurs …

Tim Tebow Still Receiving Flak From NFL Peers

When one discusses the biggest flops in the history of the NFL, several names consistently rise to the top: Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, and Tim Couch. The common theme amongst this group, you ask? All three were highly touted quarterbacks …

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks; Patrons Never in Danger

When Alejandro Garibay ventured forth from Stockton, Ca to visit Chicago, he was told that he must do one thing while there – visit the Skydeck at Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower). “I told them this was one of the …

Stoned to Death: Pakistani Woman Dies Anachronistically

In late middle school or early high school, we all had a deep-seated fear of stoning placed in us by Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”. In said story, members of a town draw slips of paper until one family …