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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor
March 20, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. President Obama travels to Cuba President Obama and his family arrived in Cuba today, making it the first time a U.S. President has traveled there since 1928. His first stop was Havana to meet with staff at the newly opened U.S. embassy. This trip is part of President Obama’s 2014 plan to reopen d...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

By Alex Harring, Web Assistant Editor
March 14, 2016
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1. Terrorist attack in Grand Bassam L'Etoile du Sud hotel on Africa’s Ivory Coast was the location of an attack on March 13. It was supervised by Al-Qaeda and left 16 dead, but the shooters have been neutralized. L’Etoile du Sud is in Grand Bassam which is a popular tourist attraction in Africa. Rea...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Nancy Reagan dies at age 94 Former first lady Nancy Reagan died on Sunday, March 6 from congestive heart failure. An influential member of the White House, she was devoted to both her husband and his politics. In times of stress, Nancy Reagan often provided the guidance that he needed, especiall...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

By Erin Kaled and Asia Simmons
March 2, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Breaking down the Oscars During a night featuring ball gowns and velvet tuxedos as some of the main events, Chris Rock delivered a fair share of jokes about the lack of diversity surrounding the award show. Movies like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road picked up multiple awards, while Spotlight received best ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2016
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1. Kalamazoo shooting leaves six dead On Saturday, Feb. 20, Jason Brian Dalton’s rampage left six dead and two injured. An investigation into this event led  police to conclude on Sunday that the victims were random. Though the shooting was intentional, the victims were killed at various locations: t...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2016
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1. Long-time justice passes Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died at age 79 on Feb. 13, 2016, in Shafter, Texas. Appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia’s death brought controversy over whether President Obama or his successor should appoint the new justice. President Obama commented...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

By Emma Puglia, Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 In the third most-watched program in TV history, only behind the Super Bowl XLIV and the Super Bowl XLVII, the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos 24-10 during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Though quarterback Peyton Manning continued his strong...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2016
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1. Zika virus spreads The Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes is connected to thousands of cases of brain damage in Brazilian babies. The World Health Organization has predicted the virus will spread to most countries in the Americas. As a result President Obama is taking action by implementing...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2016
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1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump On Jan. 19, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, announced she would be supporting Donald Trump. After her announcement, Palin appeared alongside Trump at his campaign event in Ames, Iowa. Palin’s endorsement put Trump at the top...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

By Lauren Sexton, Multimedia Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Michigan governor plans to fix toxic water in Flint In April of 2014, the state switch of Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to Flint River caused the government to save money for the state and city. However, citizens complained that the water was tasting funny and didn’t look right. Research...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

By Mora Downs, Editor
January 11, 2016
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1. State of the Union to be delivered President Barack Obama is set to deliver his eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. This address comes a week after President Obama announced his plan to bypass Congress to expand gun control. Likely topics of this speech are immigration, G...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
January 5, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Saudi Arabia and Iran cut ties On Sunday Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran due to the execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric the day before. Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Jubeir, made an announcement that Iran had 48 hours to remove all diplomats and shut down all of their offices in Saudi Arabia. The ...