TCR’S WEEKLY WRAP-UP: The Headlines You Need to Know & What To Look For Next Week

Photo Courtesy of NYTimes.com

Monday, October 26th

Mike Pence’s Aides Test Positive for COVID-19: Pence Fails to Follow CDC Guidelines

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/24/politics/mac-short-coronavirus-positive-test/index.html

Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed to the Supreme Court

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/26/927640619/senate-confirms-amy-coney-barrett-to-the-supreme-court

Tuesday, October 27th

COVID-19 Cases Hit an All-Time Peak, Surpassing Summer Records

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/27/928062773/u-s-cases-surpass-summer-peak-and-are-climbing-higher-fast

Systemic Racism Exposed at the Virginia Military Institute

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/us/vmi-systemic-racism.html

Wednesday, October 28th

The Supreme Court Rules on Key Mail-in Voting Cases

https://time.com/5905063/democrats-supreme-court-voting-victories/

McConnell Adjourns the Senate- Without a Relief Bill

https://www.businessinsider.com/senate-adjourns-until-after-election-without-covid-19-bill-2020-10

Photo Courtesy of Time.com

Thursday, October 29th

Fauci Warns Americans About a “Whole Lot of Pain” in the Winter Ahead

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-int/task-force-sees-unrelenting-covid-19-spread-daily-u-s-cases-up-by-record-91000-idUSKBN27F0D6

The Death of Walter Wallace Jr.: Philadelphia Reacts

https://www.nytimes.com/article/walter-wallace-jr-philadelphia.html

Three Killed in Horrific Attack in Nice, France

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54729957

Friday, October 30th

“Don’t End Up a Real Ghost!”: How Countries are Bracing for Halloween During a Pandemic

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/30/asia/south-korean-virus-surge-poster-scli-intl/index.html

Texas Early Voting Surpasses 2016 Total Turnout

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/30/early-voting-continues-soar-texas-passes-total-turnout-2016/

Unrest Continues in Washington State Following Vigil For Black Man Shot and Killed By Sheriffs

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/31/us/washington-state-protests-tense/index.html

Photo Courtesy of CNN.com

Saturday, October 31st

Happy Halloween! What Experts Say About COVID-Friendly Celebration- (Hint: It’s Not Trick-or-Treating…)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html

Once in a “Blue Moon”, this Natural Event Occurs…

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/when-is-the-next-blue-moon

Magnitude 7 Earthquake Devastates Greece

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/30/world/europe/greece-turkey-earthquake-izmir.html

Closing Night of Head Over Heels

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=27390496013&story_fbid=10158405827326014

LOOKING AHEAD


An End to the Election Season- Or Is It?

Predictions for an unprecedented election cycle seem to change every hour; to keep your finger on the pulse of national politics, tune in to the daily NPR Politics Podcast. There is no better time to be alert, educated, and involved.

 If you have not yet voted, visit: https://www.fandm.edu/votes/voting-in-pennsylvania-in-2020 to answer any and all questions. Remember, your vote is your voice- make it count!

Finally, don’t forget to watch this Tuesday as election season draws to a close. Still, don’t expect to see results by midnight, as mail-in ballot counting may keep this contest rolling through the end of the week. Check back with the College Reporter for updates.

COVID-19 on the Rise: Doing Your Part

Though F&M is currently keeping their cases low according to their PORT Weekly Reports, COVID-19 outbreaks are on the rise all over the country, as well as hospitalizations due to the virus. From Wisconsin to North Dakota to Florida, states are struggling to keep COVID under control.

That is why we must continue to do our part here as best we can in an effort to protect ourselves and the health of others. Continue to wear masks, social distance, wash your hands, and adhere to all other COVID-19 safety guidelines!

The Civil Rights Movement Continues

The fight against police brutality continues in the wake of the deaths of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Kevin Edward Peterson Jr. in Clark County, Washington. Unrest persists just three days before the election, and the impact of the protests on the outcome is uncertain.

Campus Events

  • 11/2/2020
    • IES Abroad in Paris Info Session
    • CEC Monday Trivia Night
    • Election Chat Drop-in Hours Hosted by the DEI Team (2-4 PM)
  • 11/3/2020
    • Election Chat Drop-in Hours Hosted by the DEI Team (10-12 PM)
  • 11/4/2020
    • Common Hour @ 1:30 PM: Fear and Loathing in Our Discourse: Dangerous Speech and What To Do About It
    • Election Chat Drop-in Hours Hosted by the DEI Team (2-4 PM)
  • 11/5/2020
    • Election Chat Drop-in Hours Hosted by the DEI Team (10-12 PM)
  • 11/6/2020
    • Election Chat Drop-in Hours Hosted by the DEI Team (2-4 PM)
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