Alana Mastrangelo

Alana Mastrangelo

Articles by Alana Mastrangelo

Doctors Point to TikTok as Possible Cause of Tic Development in Teen Girls

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, teenage girls around the world have reportedly been showing up at doctors’ offices with newly developed tics — physical jerking movements and verbal outbursts — which doctors believe could be caused by the Chinese-owned social media app, TikTok.

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Supreme Court: Police Shooting Man with Raised Hammer Not ‘Excessive Force’

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Oklahoma police officers who were accused of using excessive force after fatally shooting a man who raised a hammer behind his head, “and took a stance as if he was about to throw the hammer or charge at the officers.” The Court held that the officers are entitled to qualified immunity.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: The statue Authority of Law by sculptor James Earle Fraser stands on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court which ruled that LGBTQ people can not be disciplined or fired based on their sexual orientation June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. With Chief Justice John …

Actor Billy Porter Rips Vogue for Putting ‘Straight White Man’ Harry Styles in a Dress on Its Cover: ‘I was the First One Doing It’

Actor Billy Porter slammed Vogue for featuring pop star Harry Styles in a dress on the cover of its magazine, claiming that he was the actual trailblazer for men wearing dresses, and had to “fight” his “entire life” to be able to wear a dress at the Oscars. Porter suggested Styles was featured on Vogue because he is “white and straight.”

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Loudoun County School Superintendent Admits ‘Failed’ Effort to Provide a Safe Environment, Left-Wing Board Member Resigns

Scott Ziegler, the superintendent of Virginia’s embattled Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), said that the school district has “failed” to provide a safe environment for its students. The superintendent’s comments were in response to local parents outraged over how reports of two sexual assaults were handled inside schools. Following the superintendent’s statement, board member Beth Barts, who previously targeted parents who are against Critical Race Theory in schools, resigned from her position.

"Dr. Scott A. Ziegler was appointed the Superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools on June 8, 2021. Ziegler has served as LCPS’ interim superintendent since January 1 when he was appointed to succeed Dr. Eric Williams." (LCPS)

Katey Sagal Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car

Actress Katey Sagal was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after being hit by a car, according to a report by TMZ. The actress, who is said to be okay, was reportedly at a crosswalk at around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, when a someone driving a Tesla apparently didn’t see her and made a left turn, hitting the “Sons of Anarchy” star.

Actress Katey Sagal attends the 2017 CBS Television Studios Summer TCA Party Red Carpet, August 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Mayor Pete’ Documentary Slammed by Reviewers as Supply Chain Crisis Worsens

Mayor Pete — Amazon Studios’ documentary about U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his failed Democrat primary presidential campaign — is being slammed by reviewers while the supply chain crisis in the United States worsens. Buttigieg has been on paid paternity leave since mid-August, “to spend time with his husband” and their two newborn babies.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cher Sues Former Rep. Mary Bono over Sonny & Cher Royalties

Left-wing pop star Cher filed a lawsuit against former Rep. Mary Bono (R-CA), the widow of her late ex-husband Sonny Bono, alleging that she is illegally withholding royalties from 1960s hits generated by Sonny & Cher.

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Watch: College Students Support Diversity Quotas – But Not for Football Team

Students interviewed on the campus of the University of Florida appeared to overwhelmingly support racial diversity quotas in college admissions and hiring for the workplace — but when asked if they support diversity quotas in college football, the students suddenly disagreed. One student pointed out “just let the skill shine, and whoever’s the best player deserves to be on the team.”

Florida Gators player celebrates with fan

Mastrangelo: How Columbus Day Became a Holiday to Combat Racism Against Italian Americans

The origins of Columbus Day — commemorating Italian explorer Christopher Columbus — stem from efforts to combat racism against Italian immigrants, who endured everything from racial epithets to lynch mobs when they first arrived to the United States. Today, in the era of wokeness, Italian Americans face a new type of mob, one that seeks to ban the federal holiday celebrating Italian heritage.