Week of November 24th – 28th

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Every other weekend, MDO staff picks articles of interest to share with our readership. These articles range from serious political issues to updates on celebrity life and everything in between. We hope you enjoy these further readings!

Science

  • Things may be cooling down and dropping record-high snow drifts in Buffalo, but the increasing heat may strip away our icy landmarks for good.

Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

Sports

  • Some are calling a catch made by New York Giants rookie Wide Receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys possibly the greatest NFL grab in history. And, if you assume his one-handed miracle touchdown was just a lucky reception, take a look at a few catches Beckham made during warmups. Skill or luck?

Politics

  • Obama revealed his controversial U.S. immigration reform plan Thursday evening. The President’s speech was only the beginning of a fight with the Republicans and possibly another government shutdown. To read more, check out the link below

News

  • This article lists what is and what is not allowed in your carry-on. Some may say what is and is not allowed on is ridiculous. How could a tennis racket or ice skates be allowed but not a golf club?

Skates on a Plane? Yes! Peanut Butter? No

  • Ferguson protests continue after the court verdict.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/us/ferguson-missouri-violence.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=span-ab-top-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

  • Thanks, Obama.

http://wgntv.com/2014/11/24/woman-saying-were-ready-for-ferguson-accidentally-shoots-self-in-head-dies/

  • A 12 year old carrying an airsoft gun in Ohio was shot and killed by a police officer after pulling the gun from his waistband when told to raise his hands.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/23/12-year-old-boy-brandishing-fake-gun-at-rec-center-dies-after-being-shot-by/

  • Bailiffs cleared a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on Tuesday, triggering fights, arrests, and a standoff between protestors and police.   Major pro-democracy activist named Leung Kwok-hung was one of the protestors arrested, causing uproar in the pro-democracy community.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/25/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-mong-kok-clearance/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Arts and Entertainment

  • Sony recently pulled a PS Vita ad from YouTube under accusations that it was sexist, not the first time an electronics giant has been slammed for sexism.

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/world/sony-removes-ps4-ad-youtube-sexism-complaints-article-1.2022018

  • The American Music Awards happened over the weekend, here’s what you missed

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/things-you-missed-at-the-2014-american-music-awards?s=mobile

  • Unclaimed Baggage Center is a second-hand store in Alabama filled with mishandled airplane baggage. People from over 40 countries come to buy what various things travelers have left behind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/business/a-place-where-lost-luggage-gets-another-shot.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=mini-moth&region=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0

  • This Saturday at 8 PM, Lifetime is airing a Christmas special about Grumpy Cat, the feline Internet celebrity. Grumpy Cat will be voiced by Aubrey Plaza, best-known for her role as sardonic government employee April Ludgate on Parks and Rec. “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” also stars Daniel Roebuck and Megan Charpentier.

http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/grumpy-cats-worst-christmas-ever

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