Even if you are not super interested in popular culture, it is important to stay involved and up to date on what's going on in the world around you
Prior to and after major high-profile events like award shows, sporting championships or notable galas, take time to peruse social media or other entertainment news sites.
These types of events have high visibility and chances are one or more of your judges may have an interesting question on one of these topics. While you don't need to be an expert on this category, if you get a question about it and you are completely in the dark it could immediately create a barrier between you and the judge.
For example, I didn't watch the Emmys this past week, but I know a winner proposed to his girlfriend from stage and Tracy Ellis Ross wore a billowing gown on the red carpet. Just knowing these two simple details would allow me to connect with someone who takes great interest in events like this.
Today's Miss America
Miss America 2018, Cara Mund released her "Today's Miss America" letter on Facebook. She wrote, "I want to share a statement I wrote at the end of January for the 2018 State Program Books. Although it served as a depiction of my feelings during that time, I was told I couldn’t publish it. Never let someone tell you that your feelings, thoughts and voice don’t matter. Nearly 9 months later, and this statement continues to resonate with me."
In her statement, she talks about what characteristics Miss America should have and wrote, "Her crown jewels are found within her service heart and educated mind."
Spanish Golfer Killed on Iowa Golf Course
Celia Barquín Arozamena was fatally stabbed while golfing earlier this week. Her body was found in a pond near the ninth hole at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Iowa. Collin Daniel Richards was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Police say the victim and murderer likely did not know each other. "My girl. Such bad luck she had," Celia Barquín Arozamena's mother said.
Aboriginal Man Fights Deportation
Daniel Love, an Aboriginal man, is facing deportation from Australia to Papua New Guinea. He was born in Papua New Guinea, but has lived in Australia for over 30 years and has an Aboriginal Australian father. Love does not have Australian citizenship, but had resided in the country on a visa. His visa was cancelled last month after serving a jail term.
"Because Daniel is a member of the Aboriginal race and he is a member of the Australian community, he should not be penalized by laws regarding naturalization and aliens," law firm Maurice Blackburn said in a statement to the BBC. Love has 5 children and has been in an immigration detention facility since his visa was cancelled.
Questions to Consider:
Should Cara Mund continue to speak out about her year as Miss America?
Has there been an increase in violent crime?
Do you feel safe going places alone?
Should countries cancel visas for a criminal record?
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What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
Titleholders need to have a sense of boundaries. A question like this could be asked to see where you stand. Our favorite answer:
Abby (ii_ii_vi) There are lots of things that i think are too serious to be made into jokes. all forms of abuse, acts of violence, mental illness, sexualities and disabilities are just a few things that are commonly joked about that i think shouldn’t be. These are all very very serious issues that should be taken seriously and not laughed about.
Abby points out the severity of the issues she pinpoints. She shows she is sensitive to these topics and has clear boundaries on what she one should joke about.
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