America’s first digital generation has been criticized for being ‘newsless.‘ Most concerns suggest that adults age 18 to 34 do not visit news sites, read print newspapers, watch television news, or seek out the news. A study conducted by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, proves these critiques otherwise.
Every month since President Trump’s inauguration there have been hundreds of protests across the country, most of them in opposition to the new administration and its policies, according to the Crowd Counting Consortium. The White House is not sitting idle, they are fighting back in the courts where 194 protesters face up to 60 years in prison after being rounded up during the inauguration day riots and charged under the federal statute.
Arlington, VA, about five miles outside of D.C., was recently ranked the best city for millennials in 2017, according to Niche.com. The website uses key factors as criteria for why a millennial would want to live there, such as affordability, job prospects, and lifestyle choices such as access to bars and restaurants. Though Arlington was ranked highly for affordability, the District itself did not fare so well.
Hundreds of women have come forward to accuse dozens of America’s most powerful men of sexual harassment. Now, many of the accused have been forced to justify or make a statement regarding their actions and several have even been fired or forced to step down from their positions.
After Maricruz Abarca’s mother brought her into the United States illegally as a teenager, Abarca began building a life. She’s now a mother and business owner in Baltimore, she recalled during a Wednesday demonstration organized by immigrant rights advocates in the shadow of the Capitol. But the life she’s settled into was upended in September after President Donald Trump reversed Obama-era provisions that insulated from deportation people who, like her, were brought to the country illegally as minors.
Today’s younger generation is more left-leaning compared to older generations. A study from the Pew Research Center showed that about 55 percent of millennials are more likely to identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning. Millennials and people born in Generation X are the most Democratic generation, according to Pew’s 2016 study. Baby Boomers are about evenly split, and the Silent Generation is the most Republican.
2018 is on the horizon and it’s the perfect time to look back at beauty and fashion trends that shook up 2017. The comeback of Vans, the introduction to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line and long braids gave people a new style that set the year of 2017. From the sidewalk to the red carpet, these were some of the hottest trends that rocked this year.
The majority of today’s professional and collegiate athletes are millennials.
In October, a man fired indiscriminately from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas into a crowd of country music concertgoers, killing 58 people. The massacre at the Route 91 Harvest music festival marked the single deadliest mass shooting in recent memory. Authorities found 23 guns in the gunman’s hotel room, about half of which were equipped with bump stocks that allowed for rapid fire, according to the Washington Post.
Millennials are still coming to Washington, D.C., but employers need to do more to make sure the generation stays put, according to a 2017 American University report. Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – make up a larger part of the population in the District, Maryland, Virginia, – or DMV – area compared to the rest of the U.S., according to the school’s millennial workforce trends report.