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Katie Zehnder

Katie is recent grad of Regent University who is currently job hunting. In addition to Red Alert, Katie is an Editor for Red Millennial and writes for Campus Reform, PolitiChicks and The Federalist Papers Project.

Articles From Katie

Trump tweets spike enrollment in political science courses

President Trump’s unique social media presence has sparked an interest in politics amongst students who otherwise would not take an avid interest in current affairs. In fact, students are signing up for government and political science classes in record numbers. Michelle Whyman, a political science professor at Duke University, says the Trump administration has certainly […]

‘Gender bias’? Professor says artificial intelligence has become sexist

University of Virginia Professor of computer science Vicente Ordóñez has noticed a pattern in image recognition software which he says indicates gender bias. This has caused him to question whether or not he and other researchers subconsciously inject biases into software. According to the findings of Ordóñez’s research team, both Microsoft and Facebook, two of […]

Free college is more expensive than Oregon planned

Last year, Oregon declared free tuition for new students at community colleges. This year, the state is walking back its promises. It comes as no surprise that Oregon won’t be able to fully fund the program. A high interest/participation rate coupled with limited funding doesn’t jive. Some individuals who signed up will not be able […]

Some states are imposing a “Netflix Tax,” but it’s really just a “Millennial Tax”

Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, and North Carolina have passed what is being dubbed as the “Netflix Tax.” Essentially, Netflix has become such an ingrained part of society, several states are considering it a utility. The tax is being implemented as states try to accommodate for a decline in sales tax. “Sales tax revenue last year grew […]

Facebook is getting into television: Will conservatives be welcome?

Facebook Inc. is making moves to enter the TV industry… kind of. The company is looking to increase its video offerings, so that it can compete with the television market. Its content will range from sporting events to nature specials and parenting programs. The product will be called ‘Watch’ and its initial release will only […]

Housing is expensive: Californians may soon be living on top of trash

Housing is expensive is Southern California, but tech jobs for millennials seem abundant. Where are these young career men and women supposed to live? Apparently in Santa Clara County, the price of housing is so high that regulators are considering the idea of building houses on top of landfills as a legitimate option. Some tech […]

Are you a “Broflake”? Liberal feminists probably think so

You can’t go a day in 2017 political discourse without hearing the word “snowflake.”  “Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offence and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views […]

Home ownership prospects? In one city, the average millennial-owned home is $737,000

The older end of the millennial spectrum is reaching the mid-thirties range — a time in life, at least theoretically, where you’re ready to become a homeowner. But in reality, are older millennials financially prepared to buy a home? With historically high student loan debt and a 20 percent lower income stream than the Boomer […]

MTV calls Article V constitutional convention “a desire to shore up white supremacy”

MTV writer Ana Marie Cox published an op-ed in which she labels the conservative Convention of States (COS) project as racist. Her commentary seems to be sparked by Jim DeMint’s recent endorsement of the COS project when he joined the COS staff as a senior advisor. Cox said, “A convention of states would be an end run […]

Stanford proves the War on Drugs is junk science

Red Alert reported yesterday on the Pew Charitable Trust study (PCT) which showed that incarceration of drug abusers does nothing to bring down the rate of drug abuse. As millennials will be the ones paying the bill for those incarcerated drug abusers, criminal justice reform is an issue which influences their bank account directly. Stanford Neuroscientists and […]

Stanford study claims police are less respectful to blacks

According to new research from Stanford, the first systematic analysis of footage from police body cameras showed that officers consistently use less respectful language with blacks that with whites in everyday traffic stops. According to the study conducted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), “Such disparities in common, everyday interactions between police […]

Miss USA: I stand by what I said about healthcare and feminism [VIDEO]

On Sunday, Kara McCullough won the Miss USA pageant, but most of the focus from her victory were her responses during the Q&A portion of the pageant. McCullough, a physical scientist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was lauded by conservatives for her brave responses to controversial topics like healthcare where she said it’s a privilege […]

Miss USA’s victory is a major loss for third-wave feminism

The Miss USA pageant held on Sunday evening awarded the crown to Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough. During the question and answer period, McCullough shocked liberals for her more conservative views. Not only did she assert that healthcare is not a right but a privilege, she also rejected “man-hating feminism in favor of equal […]