Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 4 -10

By Amelia Nowicki and Halle Pepper

  1. The outcome of Super Bowl LII has given the Philadelphia Eagles their first Super Bowl win in the team’s history. The final score was 41-33, putting the Eagles above the New England Patriots
  2. The long awaited announcement of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi Webster, came in the form of an 11-minute documentary uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 4. The video ended up to be number one trending on the site.
  3. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Tuesday, Feb. 6, leaving many on the island stranded. Forty thousand homes are without resources, and as of now there have been 117 reported deaths. Rescue efforts have encountered many cases of trapped citizens in the rubble of buildings.
  4. The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off Friday, Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea with a performance to go down in history. Figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics, winning the American team a bronze medal.
  5. In a broadcast that made history, 2.3 million people tuned in to watch the launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy. On Feb. 6, the launch of the most powerful operational rocket in the world, drew the attention of enthusiasts around the globe. The rocket itself has the ability to bring 64 metric tons into orbit with the motive of bringing people to the Moon or Mars.