Articles by Nikky Raney

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Steve Jobs Passes at 56

Yesterday all over my Facebook feed I saw “RIP STEVE JOBS” from my peers. At New England School of Communications we thrive on Apple products. Every computer classroom has an iMAC and most students have…


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Kristin Cavallari Leaves DWTS

Kristin Cavallari and her partner Mark Ballas performed Beyonce’s Crazy In Love for the Monday night performance. The performers were supposed to pick a song from a year that was memorable, and I remember her…


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Amanda Knox Back in Seattle

Amanda Knox reminds me of Casey Anthony; I don’t know why this is, but it could be the fact that they are both woman who “got away with murder.” Amanda Knox will be returning to…



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New York Comic Con

San Diego’s Comic Convention over the summer was a big hit and now the New York Comic Con is on just around the corner. The days of New York Comic Con are October 13-16. Kinetic…


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Jaime Zapata Case Study

Originally posted at NikkyRaney.com – The Future of Journalism Ice.Gov In the case of the murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, agent Jaime Zapata the media had adequate coverage. It is actually surprising that…


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Jersey Shore: More Drama

Jersey Shore last night was pretty intense, and it was followed by an after show to discuss with the cast all that happened. Some specifics that should be talked about: 1) Jionni and Snooki. Jionni…


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Debby K! Fitness Help

Debby K! has been helping me since last November and in my last Youtube video I didn’t give her enough credit so I made another video to explain more in depth how she has been…


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Gary Johnson vs Ron Paul

Ron Paul has always been set a part from all the other Republicans running for President, because he is so much different in his views than the others who stood on the stage with him….


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Jersey Shore: Jionni is a Jerk

Last night’s episode of Jersey Shore was so intense, and there is a lot to say about it. The cast starts off worrying about Nicole, because of course Snooki ended up in jail with Deena,…


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Jersey Shore Tonight

MTV has hyped tonight’s episode of Jersey Shore to be intense – and definitely worth watching. From the clips released in previews we know that Snooki’s boyfriend Jionni is coming to visit, and this will…


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Charlie Sheen’s Roast

The Roast of Charlie Sheen was on last night and it was quite amusing – other than that Amy blonde chick who tried to make a joke about Ryan Dunn’s death; granted Ryan Dunn would…


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Cantaloupe Recall

A farm in Colorado has to recall its entire cantaloupe harvest due to one of the melons testing positive for Listeria. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause complications during pregnancy, it can cause serious…


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President Obama’s New Plan

President Barack Obama has laid out a new deficit plan earlier today, Monday, September 19. The New York Times reports: “The president proposed raising taxes by $1.5 trillion, mostly on the wealthy, while making only…


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The Paleo Solution

I just bought Robb Wolf’s book The Paleo Solution and received it in the mail, and I am going to try to read this book and do the 30-day-challenge that comes along with it. There’s…


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Jersey Shore: Meatballs in Riccione

Team Meatball dominated episode seven of season four of Jersey Shore. The crew all went on a vacation to Riccione, Italy – which the cast members describe as being like a beach and Snooki goes…



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Dr. Phil Met With Casey Anthony’s Parents

Casey Anthony’s parents have met with the famous televised psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw. Radar Online talks about the excerpts of the show that were shown on the Today Show earlier today, and it’s really interesting:…


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September 11 Memory

On September 11, 2001 I was 11 and in the 6th grade. Our school kept everything hush hush until the afternoon announcements when our principal had told us that there was an attack – no…



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Jersey Shore: Italy Episode 6

Fist pumps, push-ups and chapstick. In Italy this episode Vinny and Pauly D decided to go “straight up Guido” and get dressed up like the typical “Jersey Guido” according to them. Instead of “GTL” it…


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GOP Debate

The GOP Debate is going on right now at the Reagan Presidential Library on MSNBC. Related Blogs


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Jersey Shore Over-Hyped

All the commercials led viewers to believer that Ronny had in fact beat up The Situation and put him in the hospital – well, what a disappointment for viewers. This episode was so overhyped and…



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Punky Brewster Writes A Book

Soleil Moon Frye is better known for her role on Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Roxy and her role as a rambunctious young girl Punky Brewster, which aired in the early 1990s. In an interview…


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Hurricane Irene

I already made a post about Irene on the New York blog, but as the storm has progressed updates are necessary. Here is a video of what Bangor, Maine is dealing with as my cat…


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Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter Split

MTV reports that actress Minka Kelly has split from boyfriend, Yankees player Derek Jeter. The two dated for three years, but sources say that the split was amicable. When is a split ever really amicable?…


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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Steve Jobs is 55-years-old and has been suffering from pancreatic cancer, as reported by PBS. He has been on medical leave since January 17, 2011 and he has recently (just hours ago) announced his resignation…


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The Glee Project Winners

Did everyone just win the Glee Project? Seems like it. Damian and Sam both have won seven episodes of Glee each, and Alex & Lindsay both won two episodes of Glee each, so in reality…


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PETA Wants Vegans on Mars

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have gone another step higher on the crazy ladder. MSNBC reports: “Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to…


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Bachmann Bribes Voters

Anyone who voted for Bachmann at the straw polls was able to enjoy music from Randy Travis, Grammy winning country singer. Bachmann spent lots of money getting him out there and made it so if…


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T Paw: Race Claims First Victim

Despite coming in third place in the Straw Polls yesterday, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has dropped out of the race. The Associated Press reports: ” “I wish it would have been different. But obviously…



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Ron Paul Wins Republican Debate

Fox News hosted last night’s Republican Debate in Ames, Iowa. It is pretty clear that Ron Paul was the winner of the debate, based on votes and just a general observation of the way the…


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Rebecca Black Drops Out of School

Bullying is a huge problem in schools, and after being bullied over the Internet for her Friday song and video, it is no surprise that school bullying has caused Rebecca Black to drop out of…



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Diana Nyad Ends Epic Swim

Yesterday I blogged about Diana Nyad beginning her epic 103 mile swim from Cuba to the Key West, but on CNN this morning it has been reported that due to very bad winds the 61-year-old…



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Jersey Shore: Season 4 Italy Premiere

Last night was Jersday. The cast is staying in Florence, Italy; and I am watching this show alongside someone who has been there. The Jersey Shore house hit Italy – and they hit Italy hard….


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Joyce Meyer Sued

Joyce Meyer, televangelist, is being sued by an insurance company in regards to a wrongful death suit involving a former bodyguard. Saint Louis Today online reports: ” An insurance company is asking a federal judge…


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Randy Moss Retires

After 13 seasons of the NFL the 34-year-old Randy Moss is retiring. ESPN reports: ” “After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he’s decided to retire,” Moss’ agent, Joel Segal, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam…




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Vince Young Joins Philadelphia Eagles

Vince Young was once the quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, but Long Island Press reports that now the Philadelphia Eagles have picked him up as their back-up quarterback, backing up Michael Vick. : ” Despite…


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David’s Bridal Honeymoon Giveaway

David’s Bridal has come up with a great way to help couples enjoy a great honeymoon while simultaneously gaining “likes” on Facebook. The Facebook page describes the Royal Treatment Contest as the following: “Round trip…







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Oslo Government Building Damaged

Oslo, Norway experienced an explosion which caused damage to the government building and killed one citizen. There have been several injuries, but the Christian Science Monitor reports that the Prime Minister has not been harmed:…


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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Review

Yesterday, July 20, the new software for Mac was released. The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion software has a lot of differences compared to the previous Snow Leopard. This account is from the first hand…






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Roger Clemens Mistrial

Roger Clemens, pitcher of the New York Yankees and formerly for the Boston Red Sox, may have all charges dropped due to potentially being double jeopardy. CBS reports: Clemens will now argue all charges should…


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Casey Anthony Will Be Released Wednesday

Casey Anthony has been in jail since 2008 and CBS News reports that she will be released on Wednesday: Anthony was sentenced Thursday by Judge Belvin Perry to four years in prison for lying to…


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Casey Anthony: Not Guilty of Murder

Fox News live coverage of the Casey Anthony trial – Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of first degree murder, child abuse, aggravated manslaughter but guilty of providing false information. Wow, so Casey Anthony…



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