Simone Biles Statement on Withdrawal from Olympic Finals

July 29, 2021

Legendary 24-year-old Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, made the decision to withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympic Finals to prioritize her mental health. Simone Biles spoke to NPR about her mental health and her mindset before the finals. Biles stated that she was shaking before the Olympic team gymnastics final and that she withdrew after realizing that […]

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Youngest Olympian, Hend Zaza, Makes her Debut

July 25, 2021

12-year- old Hend Zaza from Syria made her debut in the Toyko Olympics this year. Zaza is a table tennis player and in order to make it into the Olympics, Zaza played a woman more than three times her age at the women’s singles preliminary round. She beat a 42-year-old Lebanese player when she was […]

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Returning to the Runway is Rochester Fashion Week

July 25, 2021

Over the weekend, Fashion Week returned to Midtown Athletics club. This was the 12th fashion week to date. They held two shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30. The ‘Hot Summer Nights’ runway show was held at an outdoor pop-up event space this year due to social distancing guidelines. At the show, patrons enjoyed a […]

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U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Opt Out Of Olympic Village Accommodations

July 24, 2021

After a team member tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team decided to not stay in Tokyo’s Olympic Village for safety reasons. According to NBC News, USA Gymnastics stated that the squad had always intended to stay at a hotel instead of the sealed-off, a waterfront section of Tokyo reserved for the 11,000 […]

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Tokyo Olympics Has *Somewhat* Relaxed Its Rules On Athlete Protests

July 24, 2021

Let the games begin. The Olympic games kicked off yesterday and some rule adjustments were made on the rights of athlete protests. Currently, the rules on expression pertain to Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” […]

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Noticing the Hazy Sky? Western Wildfires Are Affecting People 3,000 Miles Away

July 22, 2021

Large fires have been actively burning for weeks across the Western U.S, such as California and Oregon, and in Canada. The largest fire in Oregon has now burned more than 600 square miles of land. The fire has become so large that it has created its own weather. Smoke has drifted over major cities nearly […]

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Surprises for the School of the Arts from Alum Taye Diggs

July 15, 2021

Yesterday, the School of the Arts was presented with surprises that include bringing a boost to their classrooms. AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington teamed up to provide much-needed funds to classrooms, and this year’s partnership is raising more than $75,000 to be donated to the School of the Arts. Each classroom will receive about $750 to help […]

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You Could Win ROC Summer Soul Festival Tickets By Getting Vaccinated

July 10, 2021

You could win tickets to the ROC Summer Soul Festival by just getting vaccinated. Anyone 18 and older getting vaccinated at a Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub or Monroe County-run clinic could win tickets, between now and July 31st. Weekly drawing for a pair of festival tickets will be each Sunday from July 11th through August […]

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“The Color of Health” from Common Ground Health Focuses on Impacts of Racial Inequity in Healthcare

July 10, 2021

A local healthcare organization, Common Ground Health, is calling attention to the impacts of structural racism and inequity on the state of healthcare for communities of color. Specifically, their new report, titled “The Color of Health” focuses on the toll of racism on Black lives in the greater Rochester area. According to Common Ground CEO […]

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Google Play Store Fees Cause More Than 30 States To Sue

July 8, 2021

About 36 states, including New York, are accusing Google of operating as an illegal monopoly. A lawsuit was filed yesterday against Google, the attorneys general wrote in the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; “Google uses anti-competitive barriers and mandates to protect its monopoly power.” States are accusing Google […]

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