Current Event Essay
Select a news article from a reputable news source (online) that covers national and/or international events. A few exemplary sources could include the New
York Times, the Washington Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post,
and Time Magazine. Students will select
an article of their choosing and in a 500 word essay do the following:
1. Summarize the article/event
2. Write your personal thoughts and reaction/response to it.
Some current conflicts today could range from something on
an international scale, like war in the Middle-East, terrorism/nuclear weapons
issues, sexual violence in Sierre Leone, political upheaval in Africa, or the
debt crisis in Europe, to events on a national scale, like the teachers protest
in Chicago, gender inequality in the workplace, sexual harassment—anything
where there are conflicting opinions (abortion, immigration, same-sex marriage,
the economy, healthcare, etc.). Be sure to
include a link of the news article to which are referring.