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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 5/12/24

3 Up

1. Mother's Day - Happy Mother's Day to all the variations of Mothers out there. 

And of course, strength, power, and prayers to those who have lost a mom and moms who have lost. 

2. Northern Lights - I didn't learn about this until it was too late - pretty much scrolling pictures of Instagram in complete shock. Where was this? I could've seen this?! HUH?!

God's earth truly is amazing. 

3. "Not Like Us" - So much can be said (and has been) regarding the entire Kendrick vs. Drake spat. For me, Kendrick won. However, I've never witnessed a diss track that is not just a dance banger, but also mainstream - easily one of the songs of the summer for sure! 

3 Down

1. Rafah Dire - The entire situation continues to be saddening, and as you can imagine, a cause for concern worldwide. 

2. Campus Protests - This one links to the above "down" as we enter Commencement season on so many college campuses. It's quite unfortunate, especially as the Class of 2024 who went through COVID as High School Seniors, now tackle another world affair in the midst of what should be a celebratory time. 

3. School District Budget Cliffs - With so many schools around the country set to deal with this massive budget cliff that was set up due to COVID, we are at the beginning of what is likely an upcoming debacle of education in our country. We have to be better.

3 Interesting 

1. Confederate Name Rollback - Virginia voted to restore names of Confederate leaders to schools. Patriotism sure looks funny at times in this country. 

2. Trump Criminal Case - What a mess. That's it. That's all. A Presidential Candidate - and one projected to win - is on trial. We're in some really interesting times in our nation. 

3. Gala - I don't get the Met Gala. Not hatin', as it's interesting. But yeah, I don't get it. I know, I know, it might just be me. :::shoulder shrug:::

Cover Photo

The northern lights flare in the sky over a farmhouse, late Friday, May 10, 2024, in Brunswick, Maine.

ROBERT F. BUKATY / AP

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