Week of December 8th-12th

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Week of December 8th-12th

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Reese Witherspoon at a White House greeting with President Barack Obama. Witherspoon stars in "Wild," a film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir.

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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!


  • Mars is becoming a more attractive planet to inhabit as the Mars Rover finds evidence that supports what scientists believe a planet capable of sustaining life requires.

Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life

  • Also on Mars:

Curiosity Rover’s Quest for Clues on Mars

  • This article describes why “accidents” happen to patients undergoing psychoanalysis. It details the story of a woman named Elizabeth, a woman who became depressed because of her intense relationship with her mother.



  • Defenseman for the New York Rangers, Kevin Klein, wins it in OT against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Klein had left the game earlier after having a part of his ear ripped off from a high stick. Klein needed 13 stitches to sow it back on before he came back out to win the game for the Blueshirts. For more details on the exhilarating game between rivals last night, check out the link below



  • Tensions run high between school children and fascist dictator.


  • A yard sale in Anaheim, CA offers “truly” free materials and services in a humble demonstration against capitalism.
  • College Professor in Denver Colorado makes students recite an anti-American Pledge of Allegiance. Professor Charles Angeletti has been making students recite his spoof of the pledge for 20 years as a part of his lesson plan.


  • Although George W. Bush left the White House almost 6 years ago, the United States is still dealing with the national security policies he left behind. A Senate report on the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods is being hotly debated; stirring up arguments first started after the September 11, 2001 attacks.


World News

  • Protesters staged a “die-in” at the Barclays Center during Nets-Cavs game last night. During their warmups, players on both teams were seen wearing shirts that read “I Can’t Breathe,” a quotation of Eric Garner’s last words.


  • Gas prices have hit a 4-year low this past weekend; drivers everywhere can now rejoice!


  • Typhoon Hagupit, Filipino for “smash”, ripped through the Philippines over the weekend, causing death and injuries in the wake of destruction from last year’s Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Arts and Entertainment

  • “Wild,” the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of her time hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, premiered yesterday in Oregon, the state where most of the filming takes place. The movie stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed, a role already courting Oscar buzz.