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October 12, 2020

Grief, Gratitude, and Grit: RBG's Impact on My Life as a Young Jewish Woman

With the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing underway, teens around the country are reacting to this unprecedented confirmation. Alexandra is one of these teens, and she has a message for the politicians pushing this process forward.

Alexandra Cohen

September 26, 2020

Climate Change and the Economy: What Are the Real Costs?

While the halting of climate change and the protection of the economy are often seen as clashing causes, the two are becoming increasingly interwoven as environmental destruction disrupts economies around the world.

Sarah Chong

June 29, 2020

Defunding the Police: an Overview

“Defund the Police” is a phrase used to demand that a large percentage of police funding be redirected into schools, mental health services, homeless services, addiction rehabilitation, and other means of positively reinforcing how communities function and serve their most vulnerable populations.

Lillie Davidson

March 16, 2020

COVID-19: The Latest Updates

With schools shutting down, US President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency, and flight restrictions being imposed around the world, COVID-19 is pretty much all that anyone can talk about. Here at RevNow, we’ve summarized all the key info that you need to know to help you understand this rapidly changing situation.

Lillie Davidson

December 15, 2019

12/15/19: This Week in the Social Media News Cycle

"This Week in the Social Media News Cycle" is a bi-weekly column where RevNow clarifies, elaborates on, and fact-checks the biggest 'news stories' circulating social media platforms. Learn about the fake university created by ICE, the hate crime policemen allegedly committed against a man in custody, and more. 

Elizabeth Bratton

December 3, 2019

The Impeachment Report: Everything you Need to Know

On Tuesday, House Democrats wrapped up the first phase of the impeachment inquiry by releasing a full 300 page report, shedding light on the inner-workings of the hearings and foreshadowing how the impeachment process will likely develop in the days to come.

Lillie Davidson

September 15, 2019

The Aftermath of the Sudan Meal Project Scam: the Charity Craze That Exposed Social Media Activism’s Dark Side

We live in a society where one can easily exploit a country’s crisis and be aided with the blind participation of well-meaning masses.

Gianna Jirak

August 12, 2019

Unrest in Puerto Rico: A Timeline

What led Puerto Ricans to take part in the U.S. territory’s largest protest in decades? And what was the aftermath of this sudden shift in political power? To understand these historic events, one must follow a complicated timeline.

Lillie Davidson

May 2, 2019

One Killed and Three Injured in Poway Synagogue Shooting

Officials say that John Earnest entered the Chabad of Poway synagogue before noon on Saturday morning and opened fire.

Lillie Davidson

March 15, 2019

Key Takeaways from The White House's Proposed Budget Plan

This budget gives the American people a look into the Trump administration's agenda for the upcoming years.

Lillie Davidson

January 8, 2019

Was 2018's ‘Time Person Award’ a Jab at Donald Trump?

Two years ago, Trump won the ‘Time Person of the Year Award.’ Two years later, is the magazine taking a dig at him?

Elizabeth Bratton

December 17, 2018

New Findings in the Mueller Investigation Send Micheal Cohen to Prison

He's joined the growing list of Trump personnel arrested due to findings from the Mueller investigation.

Lillie Davidson

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July 10, 2018

An Overview of Trump's Zero Tolerance Policy

Is it ethical to criminalize immigrants who are fleeing from dangerous countries?

Amalie J

September 28, 2020

Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sets Senate Up for Partisan Fight

This article is the second piece of a two-part series about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the race to nominate a new justice. In the first part of the series, RevNow honored the late RBG through a timeline of her life.

Lillie Davidson

September 9, 2020

The Ongoing Torture of Uyghur Muslims in China

Since 403 pages of government documents detailing the detention of Uyghur muslims in China were leaked, the treatment of Chinese Uyghurs has become an international cause for concern.

Elizabeth Bratton

May 8, 2020

Spotlight: No Longer in the Race for President, O’Rourke Speaks on the Future of Politics

 As a Dallas native who saw the effects of O’Rourke’s previous campaigns firsthand, I had the pleasure of getting his take on grassroots politics, youth activism, and the ongoing growth of the Democratic Party in Texas.

Lillie Davidson

February 27, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Sexual Assault - Could Face Up to Twenty Five Years

The case is a landmark of the #MeToo movement, which has brought an avalanche of sexual assault and harassment allegations against powerful men and prompted conversations about gender and misconduct in all walks of life.

Hannah Williams

December 11, 2019

The Impeachment Inquiry Enters Explosive Next Phase: a Timeline

With the release of the House Democrats' 300-page report, entered a new phase. After another week of hearings, the house has begun drafting the articles of impeachment.

Lillie Davidson

November 30, 2019

What the 403 Page NYT Leak Regarding China's Muslim Detention Centers Reveals: RevNow Breaks it Down

403 pages of documents belonging to China’s ruling Communist party have been leaked to the New York Times, exposing the full extent of the persecution against and the detention of around 1 million Chinese Uyghur Muslims.

Elizabeth Bratton

September 7, 2019

The Top Jefferey Epstein Death Conspiracy Theories: Debunked

With Epstein's lips sealed forever, there's yet another obstacle blocking prosecutors from separating the truth from the rumors.

Lillie Davidson

June 30, 2019

Students at Johns Hopkins University Protest Private Police Force

John Hopkin's plans to implement a private police force sparked outrage in the student body due to the history of racially-motivated private police brutality in Baltimore. 

Quincey Fireside

April 20, 2019

A Walkthrough of the Events That Took Place During the Columbine Shooting

It was a scene of chaos, pieced together through the shaky voices of teenagers, some wondering how it was they got out alive.

Hannah Williams

February 17, 2019

Trump Declares Border Security a 'National Emergency' in an Effort to Fund Wall

With another government shutdown narrowly averted, the next phase of the border battle is just beginning.

Lillie Davidson

December 21, 2018

Donald Trump Orders Partial Government Shutdown Just Before Christmas

The shutdown appears to be in response to an argument between president Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.

Lillie Davidson

August 25, 2018

Being Eco Friendly is Expensive and Hard - Here's How to Make it Cheap and Easy

 

The good news is: you don't have to be a retired billionaire to do your part.

Carolyn Grimm

September 28, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life in Pictures

This timeline is the first piece of a two-part series about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the race to nominate a new justice. In the next part of the series, RevNow breaks down how the nomination could play out in the Senate.

Lillie Davidson

September 7, 2020

Mail-in Voting: Fact and Fiction

 Many people have been opposed to this method of voting, bringing up various claims of its lack of effectiveness and security. Let’s dispel some of the biggest myths about mail-in voting once and for all.

Chikamso Chijioke

April 4, 2020

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Accused of Sexual Assault

Biden has come under fire due to a series of sexual misconduct claims, as well as Tara Reade’s recent allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.

Elizabeth B & Sujannya R

January 12, 2020

1/12/19: This Week in the Social Media News Cycle

"This Week in the Social Media News Cycle" is a bi-weekly column where RevNow clarifies, elaborates on, and fact-checks the biggest 'news stories' circulating social media platforms. Learn about the USA-Iranian conflict that has led to the widespread circulation of WW3 memes on the internet. 

Elizabeth Bratton

December 9, 2019

Priyanka Reddy: Will Justice Ever Truly be Served?

Over the past few weeks, The rape and murder of Priyanka Reddy has sparked global outrage, with large-scale protests and outspoken citzens exposing the Indian authorities’ failure to secure justice for Indian women.

Elizabeth Bratton

September 21, 2019

Is it a Boy or a Girl? - How Devotion to Binary Gender Leads to Child Genital Mutilation for Intersex Individuals

Thousands of intersex people have been subjected to Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) -- i.e. surgical procedures done on the genitals of intersex children who are too young to consent.

Maggie D'Isa

September 7, 2019

A Breakdown of Jeffrey Epstein's Death: What We Know

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell after accusations of sex trafficking minors. What do we know surrounding Epstein’s sudden death, and how does it all connect?

Lillie Davidson

June 19, 2019

Key Takeaways From the House Judiciary Committee Hearings on the Mueller Report

RevNow has summarized the details of these hearings into 4 important takeaways. 

Lillie Davidson

April 9, 2019

I Reported My Sexual Assault to College Officials - and Then I Was Expelled

One brave RevNow writer has written a piece on her experience reporting an assault - and being met with backlash.

Hannah Williams

January 27, 2019

Five Congresswomen Who Are Changing the Game in 2019

These congresswomen are forming a government that reflects the diversity of the American people more than ever before.

Lillie Davidson

December 21, 2018

Your Guide to Navigating Bigoted Relatives This Holiday Season

Revolution Now has compiled these helpful tips so you can speak your mind without setting grandpa off on a tangent about the “good ol’ days.”

Lucy Wampler

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July 16, 2018

Being a Transgender Veteran in Trump's America

Navy veteran Mikayla MacPherson shares her heartfelt story as she battles for transgender military rights once again.

Makayla Gubbay