This week in world news



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By Llana Samuel, News Editor

Winter storm Jonas is causing a ruckus along the East Coast, halting travel plans, stopping Broadway shows and burying whole towns in snow. The storm caused a riot of its own down south, sending Savannahians wild on social media with their magical videos of snow flurries early Saturday morning. Stock up on your milk and bread now, Savannah.

Stacey Dash, your girl from Clueless, is facing heat from many African-American entertainers after her comments on FOX news regarding the Oscars nominees announcement. The actress’ comments about segregation which included “if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET,”come after zero nonwhite actors were nominated for Oscars this year. Angry fans and celebrities took to social media platforms to say how they really felt using the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. Since the social media uprising, many actors have declined to attend the awards ceremony.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasted that he “could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” at a speech in Iowa. The billionaire’s confident admissions come as no surprise to those who have been following his campaign. Many Trump supporters admire him for his outspokenness and stance against politically correct terminology, but he won’t be at the next GOP debate according to an announcement from his campaign manager.

A 17 year-old was arrested last week in La Loche, Saskatchewan, and charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a school shooting. The town has a long history of violence, drug crimes and suicides. It has been known for having little recreational activities to do for youth. The motive for the shootings has not yet been discovered. 

Rapper B.o.B decided to flatten the age-old debate about the shape of mother Earth, tweeting various pictures of the horizon and schooling his followers about their false beliefs. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson reassured the “Airplanes” rapper “Being five centuries regressed in in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music.”