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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NY Governor Cuomo is Calling for Vaccination Mandates for State Employees

July 29, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a Zoom Press conference to update the state on a new mandatory. Starting on Labor Day, the state will require COVID-19 vaccines or mandatory COVID-19 testing for state employees. This new regulation will mirror the vaccine and testing mandate that the federal government is planning for its workers. In addition […]

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URMC study mixes up COVID vaccines to see if combinations boost immunity

July 28, 2021

The University of Rochester Medical Center is starting to research whether or not we will need vaccination boosters or if they are even effective. They are testing the boosters by mixing the vaccines. Infectious disease professor and researcher, Dr. Ann Falsey stated: “What we want to do is stay ahead of the problem. Frequently with […]

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The Weeknd to Receive Quincy Jones Humanitarian Honor at First Black Music Action Coalition Awards Ceremony

July 28, 2021

On September 23, The Weeknd will receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the first annual Music in Action Awards hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition. The awards are meant to honor those in the music industry working to fight for social justice. Variety reported: “Since the pandemic started, the Weeknd has donated several […]

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Swastika is found carved into an elevator at the State Department

July 28, 2021

On Monday, a Swastika was found carved into an elevator within the State Department building. After the incident was uncovered, Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the hateful act and explained that the horrible action is an example that anti-Semitism is still alive. In a memo, Blinken wrote: “As this painfully reminds us, anti-Semitism isn’t […]

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Kansas City Chiefs plan to keep nickname but retire mascot ‘Warpaint’

July 27, 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they will not be changing their nickname, but they will be retiring their mascot, according to the organization president, Mark Donovan. The Chiefs mascot was a horse named “Warpaint.” The football team will be joining the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins in fighting against discrimination. On […]

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Kanye West Rep ‘Confirms’ Aug. 6 Release Date for ‘Donda’ Album, For What That’s Worth

July 27, 2021

On Monday, a new release date for Kanye West’s new album, “Donda” was confirmed by a rep for the artist. “Donda” was first announced in 2019, but after the announcement no one heard much about the album. However, the album has resurfaced this month when West held a listen on July 17th in Las Vegas. […]

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Irondequoit Police Officer Resigns After Using Racial Slur

July 26, 2021

A now-former Irondequoit Police Officer has turned in his badge after an incident at a bar on East Ave. Jason Hughes resigned from the IPD last week after he allegedly used a racial slur. The incident took place at Temple Bar on East Ave. Hughes was not on duty at the time. The Irondequoit Town […]

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No Swimming At Ontario Beach Park Due To E. coli Concerns

July 26, 2021

Before you head out to the beach to enjoy this great summer weather you need to know there will be no swimming. Due to E. coli, the beach will not be open for swimmers. Because of the rain we recently had and the sediment in the water flowing through the Genesee River there is a […]

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Set to Hit Vegas, a Whitney Houston Hologram Tour

July 26, 2021

Over the weekend, Whitney Houston’s estate announced that a Las Vegas tour featuring the late icon Whitney Houston’s hologram is scheduled to hit the stage on Tuesday, October 26, more than a year after its European debut. “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert” will feature a holographic recreation of the singer performing […]

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