Gator Bits: Rebeca Muñoz

Rebeca Muñoz, Editor

 

Little “bits” of information presented by landingsnews.com & Rebeca Muñoz

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On March 23rd, the United State’s first female secretary of state died of cancer. This woman broke ground shattering boundaries for women, not just in our country, but in the whole world.

 

“We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.” Said one Twitter post, according to The Alabama news.com 

 

As a secretary of state, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton back at the time. She was basically a foreign affairs adviser as said on the US Dept. of State website.

 

Madeleine Albright was also an author who wrote tons of books that you can look up and surprisingly stood “tall” although she had a short stature of only 4 ’10. 

 

Overall Albright led an inspiring way of life for thousands of young women across the globe. 

 

Remembering Back

On March 24th, 1989, leading into the 90’s pollution problem that still has not been solved to this day there was a massive oil spill in Alaska.

 

An oil tank named the Exxon Valdez (which is a pretty cool name if you ask me) leaked nearly 11 million gallons of oil to Alaska’s St William Sound’s frigid waters. It impacted 1,300 miles of shoreline and hundreds of thousands of species of wildlife all around Alaska.

 

 This was one of the worst oil spills in US history and the captain of the Exxon Valdez was fined 50,000 dollars and 1,000 hours of community service to pay off the massive destruction caused by the spill.

 

     

The “Sunshine” State

I suppose we can all agree that the most prejudiced state is FLORIDA. I mean, when everyone thinks of Florida they think of surfing and everyday beach day and old people. 

 

But on the contrary, Florida is CRAZY! Sure there are other words for Florida, like Bipolar, or Indecisive, or Unpredictable, but overall I guess it could be called crazy.

 

 It’s insane how literally last week we were under 60 degrees yet right now were nearly in the triple-digits. Overall Florida is CLEARLY not the “paradise” we thought it would be.

 

Weekend Weirdos

Some people under the pressure of having a lot of money do weird things, no really! Housekeeper Shrishti, who works at a hotel explained how the president of a big company, and one of the top 500 richest people in the world, did some pretty strange things during his stay at the hotel. 

 

He would do a routine every night where he would surround himself by dozens of guards at the hotel lobby and begin acting like an actual animal. He would, according to the housekeeper, “start crawling and growling on the floor like an animal.” The other visitors would just watch in “sheer horror” as Shrishti said. 

 

He would also ask to sleep on the table surrounded by lobsters and waste thousands of dollars on expensive Italian wine just to soak a shirt in it and rub the drowned clothing all over his face for hours. All in all, money can clearly drive a person insane.

Order On the Court!

One of the funniest sports there is yet can be extremely challenging for thousands of girls worldwide, volleyball- especially beach. 

 

Watching a men’s volleyball tournament is no less fun than watching a womens, what’s the difference though. If you haven’t gotten a clue it’s the clothes.

 

 On the beach, volleyball girls are forced to wear bathing suits even though in most courts there’s no beach around, and you guessed it! Most times the bathing suits are bikinis, while men’s beach volleyball wear knee-length shorts with tank-tops. 

 

Even indoors, shorts worn for women’s volleyball are really short. I am not too affected by this fashion rule but there are thousands of girls worldwide that can’t play because of their religion or they simply just feel uncomfortable. 

 

Last year a Norwegian women’s beach volleyball team got fined a ridiculous 1700 dollars for having their girls wear mid-thigh shorts instead of the traditional bikini bottom. These girls are here to play! Not be Victoria’s Secret models! These rules are seriously outdated and it is now time for a change.