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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


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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


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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 ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2015


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1. Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault Despite sexual assault accusations occurring since the 1960s, actor Bill Cosby has never been charged for the crimes until now. An incident that happened in 2004 finally shined light on the situation. On Wednesday, Cosby was charged by the Montgomery County prosec...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2015


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1. Star Wars movie in theaters Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh edition in the Star Wars film series. The movie premiered on Dec. 14, while the opening day was Dec. 18 in American movie theaters. It broke the previous record for Thursday night sales, earning  over $57 million. Watch the m...

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

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

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2015


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  1. Investigations on California shooters   Since the San Bernardino shooting on Dec. 2, investigators have speculated of a terrorism tie to the attack. The discovery that one of the shooters, Tashfeen Malik, was radicalized by ISIS two years ago in Pakistan sheds some light on the t...

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

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

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


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Obama presents speech Obama addressed the recent terrorism attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California during his recent speech on Sunday. This was one of his rare prime-time speeches from the oval office: he has only made two others. He reassures the people of the United States that the...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 29- Dec. 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 29- Dec. 5

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2015


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World leaders attend climate change meeting About 150 world leaders are attending the meeting that will focus on a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting is being held in Paris and three major carbon-emitting countries, the U.S., China, and India, are present. Recent riots and protest...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 23-28

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 23-28

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015


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  1. Belgium charges suspect involved in Paris attacks Authorities charged another subject involved in the recent Paris attacks. This individual was one of 21 people detained for the 29 raids in the capital, Liege and Charleroi. The city of Brussels tightened security on Saturday, shutting do...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

November 15, 2015


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Terrorist attacks in Paris The Islamic State (ISIS) plotted six attacks in Paris and executed them on Nov. 14 at multiple restaurants, a soccer match, and concert. In total, approximately 132 people died from the attacks. Two terrorists have been identified, one who posed as a refugee from...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 8-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 8-14

By Mora Downs, Editor

November 9, 2015


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Football players plan to go on strike: African-American football players at the University of Missouri plan to go on strike until the university’s president Tim Wolfe is removed from office. Students of color believe Wolfe has been ineffective in combating racism at the college. Racial slurs a...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2015


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Attack on ISIS: In alignment with Syria, the US announced a new series of offensive attacks on ISIS. The alliance, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, will target the terrorist group using tactics such as coalition air strikes and land offensives with the goal of seizing areas of Hasakah from ISIS...