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‘Friendsgiving’: Millennials dominate Thanksgiving trends, 52% to host dinner

For better or worse, Millennials are taking over Thanksgiving. As the Washington Post points out, 52 percent of them will host their own Thanksgiving dinner, which will include friends for “Friendsgiving” as well as family members. There’s also new emerging trends. The Washington Post does acknowledge that this is not surprising given the persona of […]

Our View: How to survive Thanksgiving as the token conservative

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It’s that special time of year to get together with friends and family, give thanks — and lose your voice screaming about politics. Being the lone conservative voice at a dinner table full of extended family can be troubling, but here at Red Alert, our writers have a surefire way to survive the Thanksgiving dinner […]

NIU removes Gideons’ Bibles after atheists call them “obnoxious”


Northern Illinois University (NIU) has removed all Bibles from the nightstands in their campus hotel, according to reports from the Chicago Tribune. NIU removed the Bibles — provided by Gideons International — after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Annie Laurie Gaylor, the co-president of FFRF, told the Tribune that the Bibles were “obnoxious” and […]

“Strong images”: Cornell supports artwork depicting GOP as ISIS jihadists, sex predators

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On Nov. 13 Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) held their social justice roundtable to showcase labor, diversity, and inclusion. The annual event featured some rather unsettling artwork. Hypeline reported that some of the artwork done by Huck/Konopacki included an elephant appearing as a terrorist with a knife. He looks to be […]

Sen. Claire McCaskill to all men: ‘Shut the hell up’

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In a recent stint on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sen. Claire McCaskill released a public service to “encourage more women to run for office.” She also shared how it’s “equally important… encouraging more men to sometimes just shut the hell up.” The full list of “things women no longer need to hear men’s […]

13-year-old homeschooler shoots, kills felon during home invasion

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Two men with extensive criminal backgrounds attempted to break in to a home in Ladson, South Carolina in the middle of the day last week. They were greeted by an unlikely hero: a 13-year-old, who takes public classes online at home. When the alleged burglars attempted to enter the property, the boy killed one of them and […]

After Sanders Endorsement, UFC’s Ronda Rousey KO’d for first loss

After Sanders Endorsement, UFC’s Ronda Rousey KO’d for first loss

Fresh off of endorsing socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, UFC banthamweight (and now former champion) Ronda Rousey was knocked out by Holly Holm. It was reported on Tuesday she had endorsed Sanders “because he doesn’t take any corporate money… I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.” She’s […]

Underwear and t-shirts with Bernie Sanders’ face for sale

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“Feel the Bern” has gone to a whole new level. Feeling “the Bern” and your underwear are not normally two things you’d associate with each other — hopefully.  That hasn’t stopped Sanders supporters from selling underwear bearing the slogan and Sanders’ face across the back. As CNN reported, three Sanders’ supporters from Vermont are behind the project. […]

Do millennials need trophies at work?


As the year’s end approaches, millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce. And by 2030 they’ll compromise nearly 75 percent. Going off those numbers, Forbes offers some tips and guidelines with their piece of “Millennials In The Workplace: They Don’t Need Trophies But They Want Reinforcement.” Those guidelines include: “They want to grow, even […]

March for Life 2016’s theme: Pro-Life and Pro-Woman

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The 2016 March for Life’s theme has been revealed: “Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand.” Roll Call reported on the theme Tuesday afternoon. If it seems that the group is seeking for a political take, that’s because they are. The bulk of Roll Call’s reporting entailed an event planned for Wednesday afternoon for Congressional […]

‘Project Vulva’ criticized… and not for the reason you’d think

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In an effort “to confront society’s stigmas and stereotypes,” and to raise questions about why “society is so comfortable with the image of the penis and vulvas are considered taboo,” students from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. held a “Project Vulva” event. The event took place on Oct. 29 at the nearby Motley Coffeehouse and invited […]

Mets fans forgo rent money to attend World Series, only to see a loss

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While the Mets did not win the World Series, it was considered an accomplishment that the team made it that far at all. Some fans were so ecstatic that they shelled out dollars for game tickets instead of objectively more important things like you know, rent. Not surprisingly, the cost of tickets for the World Series […]

Glamour names PP’s Cecile Richards a ‘Women of the Year’

This image provided by Conde Nast shows actress Reese Witherspoon on the cover of Glamour magazine's 25th Anniversary Women of Year issue. Witherspoon, Misty Copeland, Caitlyn Jenner and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as The Peacemakers of Charleston are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year. Victoria Beckham, billionaire entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards and the women's FIFA soccer Team USA round out the Class of 2015, announced Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. They will be honored at a gala Nov. 9 at Carnegie Hall. (Tom Munro/Conde Nast via AP)

For their 25th anniversary Women of the Year selection, Glamour chose some interesting names. There are some touching inclusions, such as the Women of Charleston, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team. There is also Caitlyn Jenner, which should not come as a shock to anyone despite his or her feelings on Jenner. There’s also […]

Kansas University senate will no longer user him/her pronouns

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Ridiculousness has taken over college campuses. Students are so hypersensitive, that now, words really may as well have no meaning. As the Young America’s Foundation reported, the Kansas University student senate voted to eliminate the pronouns “him” and “her” from the Rules and Regulations document: The reason? His & her are “microaggressions,” and perhaps offensive to students who […]

Politicizing the arts: Stop it

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On Monday morning, Erick Erickson wrote about how he had just taken his 10-year old daughter to her first concert, Taylor Swift. There’s nothing too outrageous about a pre-teen who loves TSwift, and fortunately for Erickson, he too enjoyed the experience. What he wrote had nothing to do politics: The concert was great. I flooded Instagram with […]

Millennials reading less, but still more than other age groups

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A new Pew Research Center survey revealed that Millennials read slightly less than they did last year. This trend is seen throughout all age groups. On an encouraging note, Millennials still do read the most of all demographics, however. According to the survey, 80 percent of 18-29 have read at least one book in any format in […]

Millennials are to blame for unsafe roads, but not how you may think

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A new report shows that Millennials are to blame for unsafe roads. It’s not so much Millennials themselves, at least not in the way people may assume. The Denver Business Journal, says that it’s the “lifestyle habits” of Millennials when it comes to their driving. The report mentioned: In the simplest terms, millennials are driving less […]

College sex life survey: The end of the hookup culture?


When it comes to their sex lives, people may just think that college students are hooking up. It’s worth examining that stereotype in light of a survey on college students and their sex lives conducted by New York Magazine. In reporting on the extensive survey, Teen Vogue points out in their subheadline that “this new (and […]

Are Millennials progressive ‘anti-capitalists’ or just misrepresented?

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There has been a lot written about Millennials, those illusive 20-somethings that can’t make eye contact or speak on the phone but will share everything on their social media accounts. Accused of delaying major life events and eschewing the “American dreams” of generations prior to them, like owning a home, getting a job and owning a […]

Safe for Work: Will Playboy’s nude-less content appeal to Millennials?

This image released by Playboy shows Kate Moss on the cover of the January/February 2014 60th anniversary issue of the gentleman's magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy's print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP)

Will Playboy’s decision to go nude-less actually appeal to younger men? The Washington Post talks about Playboy and a hypothetical 30-year old, the median age of Playboy’s Web readers. Mentioned is how Millennials have alternatives to Playboy, and how they differ from Hugh Hefner and the older generations. Professor Deborah C. Stearns, who teaches psychology and […]