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

Photo provided by Coach Gary Pinkel's Twitter.

Photo provided by Coach Gary Pinkel's Twitter.

By Mora Downs, Editor

    1. 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 and symbols used by other students at the university caused massive uproar from minority students. Another student at Missouri is on hunger strike until Wolfe steps down. Read more here

    2. School shooting plot foiled:

      Three teens from Argentine County, Michigan were charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder and false report or threat of terrorism. All were charged as adults. The punishment for conspiracy is life in prison and 20 years for terrorism. The intended targets were Linden High School and Linden Middle School. Police were tipped off about this threat after an Instagram post. To learn more about the story, click here

    3. Metrojet Flight 9268 bomb theory thrives:

      The downed Russian plane suspected to have been hit by a bomb from ISIS exploded over the Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31. As the investigation ensues, American intelligence officials seem confident in the likelihood of this hypothesis. CNN tells you more here.

    4. State flag debate in Mississippi:

      State politicians in Mississippi debate over keeping their current flag with the confederate cross in the corner. Opponents of the current flag suggested a new design with a ring of white stars to replace the confederate symbol. This debate follows the racially-sparked shooting in Charleston, South Carolina in June. Learn more from the New York Times here.

    5. 49ers running back plans to sue St. Louis:

      Reggie Bush is preparing to sue St. Louis after tripping over a concrete strip, hitting the wall and tearing his medial collateral ligament, which required him to get surgery and ended his season. A week prior, Browns quarterback Josh McCown also sustained an injury at the Edward Jones Dome. Read more about the case here.