TBT: Top News Stories 2013-2014
By: Anthony Fusco
World News 2013-2014
• Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams win the U.S Open.
• Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 people at a Washington Navy Yard. He was killed in a shootout with the police.
• Nine Inch Nails new album Hesitation Marks is released
• U.S. government shutdown over the Affordable Care Acts.
• 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits the Phillipines.
• Boston Red Sox won the World Series
• Miley Cyrus new album Bangerz released
• Chris Christie re-elected as Governor of New Jersey
• Typhoon Haiyan hits the Phillippines and caused a lot of damage to the islands
• Hulk Hogan left TNA wrestling
• Xbox One and Playstation 4 available in retail stores
• Former South African President, Nelson Mandela died this month
• Britney Spears new album Britney Jean released
• There were 52 Russian researchers stuck in Antarctica for nine days. Crew members on a Chinese ship saved them.
• Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl
• 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics held in Russia. U.S.A won 28 total medals
• Philadelphia Sixers traded Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, and Lavoy Allen for multiple 2nd round picks and a package of players
• Plane leaving Malaysia completely disappears
• Foster the People release their new album Supermodel
• Philadelphia Eagles traded a fifth round draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for Darren Sproles
• Heavy Metal band, Black Label Society’s new album Catacombs of The Black Vatican will release
• Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories will release
The Tesla Quartet Performs This Evening!
Head to Neumann’s Sacred Heart Chapel, which is located on the first floor of the Bachmann Main Building, to enjoy a free concert featuring the award-winning Tesla Quartet from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m.
According to Gerard P. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.,they will perform selections by Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn for your enjoyment and relaxation. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the Bachmann Building during intermission.
TBT: Top Ten Biggest Celebrity News in 2013
By: Torry Hofacker
10. Angelina’s Surgery
Angelina Jolie had some work done in 2013 but it was not for cosmetic reasons. The actress went under the knife for a preventive double mastectomy to decrease the risk she has of developing breast cancer. Jolie’s mother passed away from breast cancer in 2007, which lead Jolie to get tested for the mutated MCRA1 gene to see if her chances of developing cancer were higher (which unfortunately was the case). Angelina told her news to the world in the New York Times on May 14th 2013. Her reasoning behind her written story was to “tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy”. She also wrote, “But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
9. Gandolfini’s Goodbye
Star of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini died at age 51 after having a heart attack in a Rome hotel room. His death was shocking and heartbreaking in the world of entertainment. He left behind son, Michael, daughter, Lilliana and wife, Deborah Lin.
8. The Real Convicts of New Jersey
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, Teresa and Joe Giudice, were charged with 39 accounts of federal fraud on July 29, 2013. They allegedly were hiding their assets during a bankruptcy case and lying to the IRS and a number of banks about their income in order to get $4.6 million in loans. The couple pleaded not guilty, and the court case is still pending. We are still waiting to see what they will be charged with and if they will be facing jail time.
7. Rest in Peace, Paul
Paul Walker star of the Fast and the Furious franchise died tragically in a car accident on November 30, 2013. The accident happened during a charity car show for Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide organization where he was the passenger in a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car was engulfed in flames after hitting two trees and a lamp post, claiming the life of Paul and the driver, Roger Rodas.
6. Amanda Bynes Meltdown
Everyone knew Amanda Bynes as the cute and funny girl next door actress, but that changed in 2013. Bynes began tweeting inappropriate things about fellow celebrities and drastically changing her appearance and her overall style. On May 23, Amanda was arrested for reckless endangerment, drug possession and evidence tampering after reportedly throwing a bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment. She was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in July on a 5150 involuntary hold after allegedly starting a fire in a neighbor’s driveway. She later entered into rehab for Schizophrenia and Bipolarity.
5. North West
Summer 2013 welcomed a new celebrity baby to the world. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby girl, North West, was born on June 15, 2013. The engaged couple shared their pregnancy journey on Keeping Up With The Kardashian and allowed fans to see Kim’s entire pregnancy. On the show we also saw Kanye’s extremely extravagant marriage proposal that made headlines. The name, North West, was all the buzz on the internet, but Kim prefers to call her by her nickname, Nori.
4. Cory’s Final Song
Another tragic and shocking death that happened in 2013: Glee star, Cory Monteith, was found dead on July 13, 2013 in a Vancouver hotel room. Cory struggled from a young age with drugs and alcohol and, after the autopsy came back ,it was discovered that the cause of his death was a combination of heroin and alcohol. His fiancé (on-and-off camera), Lea Michelle, relied on friends and family to comfort her during this time. Glee did a wonderful job remembering Cory in their episode entitled “The Quarterback.”
3. Miley Gone Wild
Miley Cyrus made headline after headline in 2013. If she was not taking risks with her look, she was twerking on and with anything she could find. Her MTV Video Music Awards performance broke the record for most tweets sent, with 306,000 tweets per second. Her entire image changed in the course of one year and she is now expressing herself in a way that no one expected. Her music and her appearance changed the most, but she is still the same girl that we watched when we were younger. She is simply growing up.
2. Justin Bieber’s Bad Boy Streak
Justin Bieber had no problem shedding his wholesome boy-next-door image, publicly and fast. In 2013, Bieber was arrested, abused drugs, urinated in public and received numerous tattoos. His group of friends changed and he began hanging around with up-and-coming rappers who influenced his new sound. His love life also took a downward spiral when things ended with his girlfriend of two years, Selena Gomez. They were off-and-on for most of 2013 and still continue to break up and get back together.
1. A Royal baby
Two years after having one of, if not THE most famous weddings, Prince William and Duchess Kate, brought their very own prince into the world. Prince George Alexander Louis was born on July 22, 2013 and is now third in line for the crown. The labor was long and difficult, but at 4:24 pm Cambridge welcomed their new royal baby.
Happy National Coffee Day!
Every college student’s favorite holiday. Don’t forget to stop by Dunkin Donuts in Aston for a free medium dark roast coffee, or make your own with Neumann Radio’s Keurig!
#TBT: What Will You Miss the Most about Neumann?
By: Alex Maurizzio
As the year closes and the seniors prepare to leave, here is what some of our graduating students will miss the most after their time concludes at Neumann University.
“It is the oldest story in the world, one day you are seventeen and preparing for someday, and then quietly without you never really noticing, someday is today, and that someday is yesterday, and this is the rest of your life.”
Diandra Gore, Communications & Media Arts
“We came in as strangers and are leaving as family. I am going to miss my family.”
Kathleen Poliski, Communications & Media Arts
“I am going to miss hanging out with my Neumann Media family.”
Katie Moretti, Communications & Media Arts
“I am going to miss Neumann Media, and all of the great experiences and friendships I made being involved in the club.”
Rosie Kays, Sport & Entertainment Management
“I am going to miss seeing my best friends every day.”
Tiffany Connelly, Biology
“I am going to miss the welcoming environment.”
Frank Altamuro, Accounting
“I am going to miss my Neumann family.”
Elizabeth Blevin, Early Elementary/ Special Education
“I am going to miss the many service opportunities and working with the Neumann community.”
Breanna Binck, Sport & Entertainment Management
“I am going to miss all of the relationships that I made during my time at Neumann, from friendships to professional relationships with the faculty and staff of Neumann University.”
Erica Forcina, Nursing
“I am going to miss my friends and all of the good times and memories that we have made together. Whether we were going out on the weekends or hanging out during the week, we always had a good time and I will miss that after leaving.”
Papa Johns Neumann Appreciation Day
Papa Johns (490 Conchester Hwy, 610-485-5646) is hosting a Neumann Appreciation Day tomorrow, Thursday, September 25! (they deliver!)
Large 1 Topping Pizza for Only $8 Each
Promo Code: NUL8
Any Large Specialty Pizza for Only $10 Each
Promo Code: NUANY
8 Piece Papa Wings for Only $6.00
Promo Code: NUWG
2 Liters of Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Orange Crush or Mountain Dew for Only $2.00 Each
Promo Code: NU2LTR
Visit: www.neumannactivities.com/papajohns for more information.
They are offering 20% of Regular Menu Prices all year also! Just show your Neumann ID.
9/11 Night of Remembrance
If you have any questions, stop by BMB 43.