Roxanne Powell

Roxanne Powell is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she received her BA in Creative Writing Literature. She is now working on her MFA at San Jose State University in Poetry and Screenwriting.When not writing and editing for PopWrapped, she enjoys reading, watching television, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her family.

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Bay Area Highways Shut Down Due To Storm

Both Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported mudslides on Highway 17. Highway 17 was closed around 3 a.m. due to a mudslide caused by the intense storm that has battered the California coast. Traffic slowed fairly quickly, with "both northbound lanes and one of the two southbound lanes closed on the road between the summit and Scotts Valley."PG&E and Caltrans officials are on site attempting to clear the roads, but it looks like folks will have to tak...

Mesha Caldwell And Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Are First 2017 Transgender Murder Victims

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, a 28-year-old two-spirit (transgender) woman, was found dead after her neighbor smelled a "strong odor" coming from Wounded Arrow's apartment. Officers were called to the scene on Friday night.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Wounded Arrow's friends took to Facebook, posting how much they will miss her and how good a friend she was in life.According to the Sioux Falls Two-Spirit and Allies page on Faceboo...

Paul Ryan Claims Planned Parenthood Will Lose Funding With Obamacare Repeal

As if taking away the healthcare that thousands of people rely on away wasn't enough, now Paul Ryan is saying the repeal of this healthcare will also usher in an age without Planned Parenthood.In a statement this past Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Planned Parenthood would lose "hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding" in the Republican party's plan to repeal Obamacare.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});According to Th...

BREAKING: Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 9 Injured

A shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport on Friday afternoon has left at least three dead and nine injured. According to CNN, authorities have taken a suspect into custody and believe him to be the sole shooter. "We have no evidence at this time that he was acting with anyone else. He is currently in custody and we're investigating," Mayor Barbara Sharief said. Parts of the airport were evacuated, and people were led out onto the tarmac while police searched for the shoo...

President-Elect Donald Trump Now Wants Congress To Pay For Mexican Wall

All the way down the campaign trail, Donald Trump has been saying how he will build a wall between the United States and Mexico and make the Mexican government pay for it. According to The Hill, the GOP and the President-elect's team are now working on a new plan that will, instead, use American tax dollars.How will they do this? Apparently, the Trump team found a 2006 measure signed into law by the former President George W. Bush. This measure authorized constructio...

Microsoft Patents AR Glasses To Find Your Lost Items

Do you remember where you put your wallet? If the answer is no, Microsoft has the glasses for you ... almost. The tech company has just filed a patent for a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses "that can scan a user's surroundings and track objects like keys, wallets or other things."The glasses will act in place of the proverbial bread crumb, guiding you back to the last place you remember having your lost item. If it happens to be hidden under something, the AR sy...

Felicia Day Casually Drops A Tweet About Her Pregnancy

If there's one thing we know about Felicia Day, it's that she's a badass. She's also pregnant. How do we know? She casually dropped a tweet 21 hours ago, complete with a very pregnant selfie, saying the baby is coming "in about three weeks."Oh, and it's a girl.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Felicia Day is having a baby girl.Commence freakout session!She's coming in about three weeks so I guess I should announce this and stu...

Studies And Testimonies Prove Hollywood Sexism Is Still A Problem

Emma Watson will forever be our brainy, kickass Gryffindor, but now she has a new title: role model. Since she punched Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy in the nose, we knew she was destined for great things. Now she's starting her own Goodreads book club and refusing to wear corsets. Not to mention she also has a strong position with the HeForShe campaign to fight against sexism and is even a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbyg...

Rumors Fly Around Girl Meets World Cancellation

Maybe we're jumping the gun on this one, guys. Word on the World Wide Web is that the popular Disney spinoff Girl Meets World has been canceled after three seasons on the air. These rumors began after Rider Strong, who plays Shawn Hunter in the spinoff and the original series, Boy Meets World, talked about having directed a few of the Season 3 episodes: “We finished the third season of Girl Meets World. My brother and I were directing a lot of episodes and I acted in...

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