Totally Rad History: “The Incredibly Stupid One”

*Originally published on RYOT.org on September 4th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today on #ThrowbackThursday (not #TomBradyThursday), we bring you some Totally Rad History highlighting interesting figures that you may never have heard of. Today, we highlight a hero veteran Petty Officer Douglas Brent Hegdahl III. Petty Officer Douglas Brent Hegdahl III was born in Clark, South Dakota … Continue reading Totally Rad History: “The Incredibly Stupid One”

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Pope Francis’ Anticipated Visit to America Will Be Quite the Event

*Originally published on RYOT.org on September 2nd, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* For the first time in his life, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, will visit the United States. This is the first time since 2008 that a Pope has visited America by making a quick East Coast trip to the US and with many … Continue reading Pope Francis’ Anticipated Visit to America Will Be Quite the Event

Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 27th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today on #ThrowbackThursday, we bring you some Totally Rad History highlighting interesting figures that you may never have heard of. Today’s Totally Rad History highlights Matt Cvetic. The Pittsburgh-native lived quite the interesting life working as a spy inside the American Communist Party (CPUSA) for … Continue reading Totally Rad History: Matt Cvetic “America’s Communist”

Indonesia’s Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 18th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* After a week-long pursuit, an Indonesian naval ship finally seized the vessel Silver Sea 2 on August 13, according to The Diplomat, for allegedly carrying modern-day slaves.  Colonel Sujatmiko of the Indonesian Navy confirmed to the Associate Press that its navy captured the massive Thai cargo ship and brought it … Continue reading Indonesia’s Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 12th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* Today is World Elephant Day, so take some time to learn about these beautiful creatures and the elephant poaching crisis. An estimated 40,000 elephants a year are killed by poachers and, according to some estimates, since the 60’s the population has been dwindled down from … Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About Elephants Today on World Elephant Day

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is the Grassroots Movement Sweeping the Nation

*Originally published on RYOT.org on August 11th, 2015 by Sean Sawyer* While the crowded Republican party has been grabbing headlines with large personalities and their early debate, Bernie Sanders has been flying under the radar. On Monday, Sanders traveled to Los Angeles and held a rally with over 27,000 supporters. This crowd represents how big Sanders’ … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is the Grassroots Movement Sweeping the Nation