Here you will find some of the current events news stories that are of interest of our writers. The descriptions of each story includes a link to that story; you will leave our website should you choose to click on any of the stories.
Minnesota Woman Killed for Honking Car to Hurry Up Male Companion
Originally shared by Gianna Grasso, this story tells of a Minnesota woman that was allegedly killed for honking to hurry her her male companion. Gianna found it shocking that anyone could kill another person, let alone for something seemingly so trivial. The original story, published on January 6, 2020, can be found here.
North Carolina Resource Officer Shown Slamming Student in Shocking Video
Shared in class by Anaia Garvin, this story prompted much discussion amongst the Journalism students. First published on CNN.com on December 16, 2019, Anaia wanted to share this with the class because she found it shocking! The original CNN article can be found here.
The Black Plague Returns?
Submitted by Guadalupe Cardenas, this article is about two people in China being diagnosed with the Bubonic Plague. First published on CNN Health, Guadalupe found this article interesting in that one of the deadliest plagues in history seemed to have returned. This story was published on November 13, 2019, and it can be accessed here.
Is a Four Day Work Week Better Than a Five Day?
Cindy Cogan chose to share this story from the New York Times that investigates the benefits of a four day work week. Sounds pretty good, right? Cindy certainly thinks so; you can check out the story here.
Florida Man Strikes Again
In the next of a long line of stories featuring the infamous "Florida Man", Aidan Murry shares this story about a poker game gone wrong. The Journalism class has caught the "Florida Man" bug and always seems to find interesting stories having to do with this internet sensation. Aidan's story first appeared in the NY Daily News on November 14, 2019. Click here to check it out!