December 8, 2017

All good things must come to an end. So it goes.

I always like to say that people are at the same time, more complex and less complex than we make them out to be. Yet we all have something valuable to say about our world and our experiences. At this point in many of our...

December 7, 2017

CBS announced Friday, December 1 that the U.S. edition of Celebrity Big Brother will be premiering on Wednesday, February 7 from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.

While no casting announcements have been made, here’s what we do know:

  • The show will have a concentrated run, 13 episodes...

December 1, 2017

If you’re a college freshman, this is likely the first time you’ve been away from home for an extended period of time. If you’re older, you remember that feeling: you’d been responsible for your own well-being and now you were headed back home under your parent’s roof.


November 30, 2017

On Wednesday, NBC executives announced in a statement that Matt Lauer, the morning news anchor of the "Today Show," had been terminated.

The decision came after a colleague came forward and met with network executives and human resources to discuss her allegations of se...

November 28, 2017

Last week, a man arrested in connection with the murder of Kaitlyn Kearns, a 24-year-old bartender from Mokena, Illinois, plead not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, in front of a Will County judge, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Kearns was found dead in...

November 17, 2017

Women are eight times more likely than men to be sexually assaulted, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Also, college women are 20% more likely than men to be sexually assaulted on campus. Without a debt, sexism is alive and well in our society....

November 14, 2017

On November 3, Netflix executives released a statement that actor Kevin Spacey will not be appearing in the sixth and final season of House of Cards.

In the statement, a Netflix representative said, “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of C...

November 7, 2017

Edit: According to the Washington Post, as of October 29th, the Biloxi school district has allowed To Kill A Mockingbird to be taught in eighth-grade classrooms. However, Biloxi eighth-graders will have to get signed permission from their parents in order to participat...

November 3, 2017

You’ve got a research paper, project and 2 exams in 2 weeks! Chances are, you’re feeling the pressure. Where do you begin? College can be stressful but how is it just the name of the game or has it gotten out of hand and how do we deal with it?

This week we begin talki...

November 1, 2017

Last Monday, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers pulled over a 10-year-old boy who was driving a 2004 Toyota Avalon on I-90. The car belonged to his mother’s boyfriend. The chase began shortly after 8:30 a.m.

According to The New York Post, the boy was waiting for his ol...

October 31, 2017

“But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.”

16-year-old Aza Holmes knows she’s not in control of her thoughts.

As she sits at the lunchroom table among her friends at Winter Park High School or at home watching televisi...

October 27, 2017

Those who are in power rule the world and depending on what they do with it, this notion can be terrifying.

This time, we begin talking about living in an unsettling political landscape, by talking with the Encounter’s very own Social Media Director; Ivan Flores.

What wa...

October 26, 2017

A dance teacher at a South Florida school has been fired after throwing an X-rated party on school property. The incident occurred at Mater Lakes Academy, a charter academy that teaches grades 6-12, in Miami-Dade after school on Wednesday, October 18th.

According to WSV...

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