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News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Scarlet Staff

October 15, 2020

1. No ConFusion A small pond has been no trouble for Jackson Oswalt of Memphis, Tennessee. On the eve of his 13th birthday, Oswalt successfully constructed a homemade nuclear fusion reactor in his own home. The machine was able ...

The Bullock Hall Coronavirus Incident

Will Mahan, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

This week a sudden positive case of COVID-19 at  Clark University’s campus alarmed the Clark community. Unlike most previous cases, this COVID-19 case was contracted by a student in Bullock Hall which caused some students to e...

“Mr. Vice President, I am speaking”: A Recapitulation of the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Greg Bernier, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

At the University of Utah this past Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee and current California Senator Kamala Harris, met for their first and only Vice-Presidential debate before the general elect...

California is Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot!

Mary Kelley, Scarlet Staff

October 2, 2020

California is currently burning. Already unbearably hot, the stretch from August to October is typically known as California’s burning season; however, the deadly combination of dry air and extreme heat have caused the current un...

News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Scarlet Staff

October 2, 2020

1. In a Timely Manner Let’s admit it. When we first watched “Back to the Future,” we all wanted to be in Mary McFly’s shoes. But we simply could not do that because we would make a time paradox… right? Maybe not, at lea...

News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2020

1. Roll for Initiative  Talk about dedication, Canadian citizen Robert Wardhaugh, is now entering a new year with the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) game campaign he runs. For Wardhaugh, 2020 marks his 38th year running the...

News of the Weird: 5 Odd Topics in News this Week

Phoebe Cohen, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

1. Put Your Heart Into It In Verviers, Belgium, construction workers at the city’s old stone fountain renovation site got a hearty surprise encased in the rock. The city’s former mayor, Pierre David, had his heart preserved in...

Markey, Kennedy, and The Future of The Democratic Party

Everett Beals, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

September 3, 2020, marked the end of a long, fierce contest between incumbent Senator Edward Markey, and challenger, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III. On election day, Markey emerged the winner of the Massachusetts U.S. Senat...

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