Alana Mastrangelo

Alana Mastrangelo

Articles by Alana Mastrangelo

Walmart to Pay 100% of College Tuition and Books for Employees in ‘Live Better U’ Program

Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will “pay 100% of college tuition and books” for its employees seeking additional education through the company’s Live Better U (LBU) program. The company states that 1.5 million employees will be able to earn college degrees or learn trade skills at zero cost to themselves. Previously, the LBU program was offered at low costs but Walmart workers still shoulders part of the education costs themselves.

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Student Groups Condemn Penn State’s Plan to Remove Fidel Castro Quote

Student groups are pushing back against the removal of a quote by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro from a wall on Penn State’s campus, citing racial “concerns.” According to the students, the decision “reveals the hypocrisy of University administration and lack of support for students of color at Penn State.” The Campaign to remove the quote was organized by a Venezuelan student.

HAVANA, CUBA: Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen (L) salute a passing honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the State Council in Havana 09 September 1999. Hun Sen is on a four-day official visit to Cuba following Castro's invitation. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO …

FAA Rule Change Strips ‘Astronaut’ Title from Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been stripped of his “astronaut” titles by the FAA. According to the agency’s revised definition of astronaut, the term may only be used for those that “demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human space flight safety.”

VAN HORN, TEXAS - JULY 20: Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Mr. Bezos and the crew that flew with him were the first human spaceflight for the company. (Photo by …

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Churchgoers to Connect with God on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg believes the coronavirus pandemic has created a new opportunity for Facebook to grow. His plan involves incentivizing churchgoers — who have become familiar with virtual services over the past year due to lockdowns — to permanently move their religious worship online.

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Rapper Lil Nas X Raises Money for Criminals with Nude Prison Music Video

Rapper Lil Nas X released the music video for his song “Industry Baby” on Friday, which doubles as a fundraiser for The Bail Project, an organization that funds bail for incarcerated people, and claims that the justice system in the U.S. “criminalizes race and poverty.”

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Sex Pistols Rocker Johnny Rotten Blocks Band’s Songs from Being Used in Disney Series

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon — also known as Johnny Rotten — said he is “heart and soul” against allowing the English punk rock band’s songs to be used in an upcoming Disney-backed TV series, which he called “nonsense.” Lydon has also previously blocked the Sex Pistols’ song, “God Save the Queen” from appearing in Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: John Lydon poses in front of the winners boards after accepting the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award for PiLat the Glenfiddich Mojo Honours List 2011 at The Brewery on July 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)