WTF Is Up?! – Hurricanes, Robberies, and Rehab – oh my.


By Darby VanHoutan


You have to take the wins with the losses. That’s what I learned this week after seeing six puppies right before shattering my iPhone. The world took some W’s and L’s this week too! Really, WTF happened this week?!

WTF Is Happening in Florida?

Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina have been evacuated after warnings of a category 3 Hurricane Matthew. President Obama has issued an emergency declaration for the state of Florida. I’m not completely positive what this entails but it. Sounds. Spooky.

Hurricane Matthew was fatal to an estimated 100 people when it hit the Caribbean. On Thursday afternoon before the storm is set to hit, winds were already up to 140 mph. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott has declared Florida coasts unstable and begged his residents to evacuate. “Do not surf. Do not go on the beach. This will kill you. There is no reason not to leave” said Scott on Thursday. Many news stations have an ongoing hurricane tracker to brace for when Matthew hits the United States.

Why Kid Cudi is Important

On Tuesday night Kid Cudi did one of the bravest things a human being can do. He admitted that he needed help. In a Facebook post, the rapper announced that he had checked himself into rehab for depression on Monday. Cudi starts the post talking about how difficult it was to find the words. “I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. There’s a ragin’ violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax. My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it”, Cudi said in his post.

Throughout the entire post Cudi apologizes and thanks friends and fans that supported him. This is why it’s important. There is no need to apologize for a disease so why do people treat mental diseases differently? Cudi is brave and honestly, has some bangers. I hope for more bangers in the future. His website provides one clear message; “cudi. #brb”

Why Kim Kardashian is Important

It was late Sunday night/ early Monday morning when things got bad for television personality Kim Kardashian West. Kardashian West attended a Paris Fashion Week reception in Paris, France with bombshell sister Kourtney Kardashian. It was hours after the pair left the event that the world learned of Kardashian West’s robbery.

According to Paris officials Kardashian West was in her apartment (2 miles from the reception) alone when two men burst in. She was then bound, gagged, and robbed at gunpoint of nearly $9 million in jewels. Her husband Kanye West abruptly left the stage at his concert in Queens, as soon as he found out the news (obviously).

Kardashian West was unharmed but reportedly very shaken (obviously). The internet, of course, has since been petty. Petty AF. Millions have attacked her saying she asked for it in what she wears, what she puts on social media, and how she portrays herself. Lovely insight world! I’m no expert but in my humble opinion; no one asks/deserves to be bound, gagged, and robbed. Kardashian West hasn’t spoken out personally but was seen safely leaving for Los Angeles with husband and ~adorable~ offspring on Thursday.

Trump DC Gets Tagged

Republican Presidential nominee and all around deplorable Donald Trump recently has a new hotel in the works in Washington D.C. I know. BREAKING NEWS. It gets better. On Saturday afternoon the construction site was found covered in graffiti saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘No Justice, No Peace’. Authorities have made no arrests and the sites have since been covered with plywood. Plywood. Of course, because makeshift coverings of activism will cover up a world-wide movement for equality. View pictures → here.