Newsroom round-up 02/14


“The Abortion Battle on Virginia’s Border”

Bristol is a twin town that is both in Tennessee and Virginia. Following Roe v. Wade, abortion is illegal in Tennessee, yet legal in Virginia. This article follows a story of a clinic right on the border of Tennessee who faced many obstacles moving into Virginia. The author illustrates the challenges.


“The Casual Anti-Spectacle of Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance”

On Sunday, Rihanna announced her pregnancy while performing at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show. This was Rihanna’s first major performance since 2018 and she hasn’t released an album since 2016. Over 118.7 million people viewed her performance while only about 116 million watched the Super Bowl. Her performance was an empowering show of her accomplishments as a business owner, a mother, and a performer.


“Victims of Sexual Misconduct Slams UN Response” 

An Ebola treatment facility run by the World Health Organization, located in the Republic of the Congo, is facing several accusations of victimizing, exploiting and sexually abusing multiple different women. Many countries who knew of these accusations have simply ignored it to keep their own institutions secure. However, women right activists are still seeking an investigation so the correct prosecution can occur.

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