SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 15TH, 2016
Forget WrestleMania, this is the slugfest of the year. A debate in New York put on display the tension between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Ahead of the crucial New York primary which would either solidify Clinton’s status as frontrunner or bolster Sanders’ campaign, this debate was the last chance for the candidates to showcase themselves in a state where both are equally likely to win. In one of the many attacks thrown in this debate, Sanders questioned Clinton’s judgement, citing her accord with the war in Iraq as well as her relationship with Wall Street as indicators of such.
Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has been bouncing from NFL team to NFL team, his latest trade being to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, a conservative website has a different career path in mind for Tebow. Red Alert Politics wrote an editorial, advocating that the struggling quarterback run for a seat in the House of Representatives. Should Tebow win the seat, he would be representing Florida’s 4th district, an area that encompasses his hometown area. The editorial lauded Tebow’s various accomplishments, asserting that he has done more good than any congressperson.
WARM WEATHER SETS OFF EARLY ICE MELT
Greenland’s ice sheet, measuring approximately 656,000 square miles, is the second largest contributor to rising sea levels, coming behind Antarctica’s ice sheet. It has steadily been melting at a rate of 287 billion metric tons per year. While a total meltdown of the entire ice sheet is not an immediate possibility, scientists did report that melting started much earlier than it has in previous years. Nearly 12% of the entire ice sheet saw some ice melting. For clarification, that does not mean 12% of the ice melted; rather, scientists say that approximately a millimeter or so melted over 12% of the ice sheet.
‘WILD THING’: AN ICON OF ROCK AND ROLL
In 1965, Chip Taylor, sitting in a recording studio in New York, created ‘Wild Thing’. Taylor went out of his comfort zone with this song. As a relatively new country singer, Taylor’s ‘Wild Thing’ had more of blues-y feel to it. It’s a groovy song, one that has lasted through generations. It has been performed by Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams Jr., and the Runaways, but the most famous version comes from The Troggs. Their version of ‘Wild Thing’ topped the charts three months after it was released, remaining the only song with an ocarina solo to do so.