Alexandra Svokos

Alexandra is a News Editor at Bustle. She previously was the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily and worked at HuffPost. She has been published in The Daily Beast, Vox, Glamour, Playbill, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

John McCain Has Died Of Brain Cancer At Age 81

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Saturday, Aug. 25, Arizona Senator John McCain died of brain cancer. His death comes a little more than a year after he announced his brain cancer diagnosis in July 2017. The senator was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain…

This Lawmaker Running For FL Attorney General Is Fighting For Parkland Students' Cause

ByAlexandra Svokos
When student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida came to Florida State Rep. Sean Shaw’s office early this year demanding action on gun control, Shaw readily agreed with them and said he supported their cause.…

Melania Trump & Michelle Obama Were Total Opposites When They Met Queen Elizabeth

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Friday, July 13, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania met with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. The first couple was following tradition in meeting with other foreign leaders, but in many ways, it was a very different occasion from…

People Are Wondering If Trump Will Meet Prince William & Kate When He Meets The Queen

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Friday, July 13, President Donald Trump will be meeting with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. This highly-anticipated meeting comes as part of Trump's first official visit to the British nation as president. But while it…

Stormy Daniels Was Arrested, But Not For A Reason You Might Expect

ByAlexandra Svokos
In the early hours of Thursday, July 12, adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested in Ohio. While Daniels, who was born Stephanie Clifford, has been in the public eye because of a legal battle she is fighting against President Donald Trump, her…

This Is What A Democratic Senator Suggests You Do To Protest Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Monday night, July 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the space vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia judge leans…

If Roe Gets Overturned, Women Seeking Abortions Would Have Safer Options Than In Pre-Roe Days

ByAlexandra Svokos
It's likely you've heard stories about what abortion was like before Roe v. Wade declared it a protected right in 1973. In states where the medical procedure wasn't legal, women would seek out undercover networks to find someone who would secretly…

This Is How Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Could Impact Abortion, According To A Woman Who's Fought For Rights

ByAlexandra Svokos
In March 2016, Amy Hagstrom Miller, the founder and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, went to the Supreme Court with one goal: to persuade Justice Anthony Kennedy to agree with her charge that a set of anti-abortion laws in Texas were an unconstitutional…

This Is What Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Mean For Abortion Rights, & It's Not Pretty

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. With this, President Donald Trump has another opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. What this amounts to is that…

This Is Why Justice Kennedy Is Stepping Down From The Supreme Court

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will be retiring. The justice has been on the court since 1988, and the reason why Justice Kennedy is stepping down from the Supreme Court is fairly simple. Kennedy made the…

These Members Of The U.S. Women's Hockey Team Aren't Done Pushing For Gender Equity

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Feb. 22 in PyeongChang, South Korea, the U.S. women's hockey team was down one goal against their rivals, the Canadian team, in the final game at the Olympics. With just 7 minutes left, Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored to tie the game, sending it…

Here's What Trump's Staff & Family Are Doing While Families Are Separated At The Border

ByAlexandra Svokos
It has been a generally difficult week to be tuning into the news. Over the past week, stories of families being separated at the southern border of the United States have proliferated, reaching a breaking point as President Donald Trump signed an…

This Ohio Community Is Bringing Refugees Together Over A Soccer Tournament

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Saturday, June 23, the local Cincinnati, Ohio community will converge on the soccer field at Xavier University where, for the fifth annual time, RefugeeConnect is hosting a World Refugee Day soccer tournament. Just as Belgium and Tunisia face off…

Beyoncé Rapped All Over Her New Album With JAY-Z & Fans Are Loving It

ByAlexandra Svokos
In her new album with JAY-Z, which the pair dropped as a surprise on Saturday, June 16, Beyoncé showed off the wide breadth of her musical skills, and these tweets about Beyoncé rapping on Everything Is Love prove that the Beyhive can't get enough…

JAY-Z & Beyoncé Got Real About Their Close Circle On This New Track

ByAlexandra Svokos
As I'm sure you know by now, on Saturday, June 16, JAY-Z and Beyoncé dropped a surprise joint album, Everything Is Love. With the album out, naturally, fans have been pouring over the lyrics to see what we can learn about the elusive couple's…

Sarah Sanders' Response To Questions About Separating Children At The Border Is Hard To Watch

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Thursday, June 14, during the daily White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed by reporters from multiple outlets about the administration's policies on immigration. Specifically, she was asked about the…

This Is What It's Like To Write American Girl Doll Books For A Living

ByAlexandra Svokos
When you declare your college major, there's no box you can check to become a professional cat cuddler, ice cream taste tester, or cat video maker. Heck, you probably never even believed those kinds of careers could exist — but they do. In Elite…

This Olympic Gymnast's Form Of Self-Care Is Seriously Relatable — EXCLUSIVE

ByAlexandra Svokos
During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Laurie Hernandez won America's hearts with her bubbly personality and epic beam skills, and she went home with a gold in the team competition and silver on the balance beam. The gymnast was 16 years old at the time,…

Kanye West Rapped About Stormy Daniels & You'll Wince At It

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Friday, June 1, Kanye West dropped his newest album, Ye. Within just a handful of songs, Kanye managed to touch on a whole breadth of subjects — including the woman at the center of a presidential controversy. However, Kanye West's lyrics about…

Trump Finally Tweeted About 'Roseanne' & Made It All About Himself, Of Course

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Wednesday, May 30, the moment all of America had been waiting for finally happened. That's right, Donald Trump tweeted about Roseanne getting canceled. This heavily expected tweet came just under 24 hours after ABC canceled the reboot of…