Spotlighting Summer News

Riley Hazel, Editor-in-Chief

With a busy schedule, many students disregard the news that occurs throughout the summer. They become so caught up with their soccer practices and their travels that the current events become irrelevant in their daily activities. If you happened to skip over the news this summer, give this a read!

Simone Biles Stuns Judges With Record-Breaking Triple-Double on Floor

Simone Biles, five-time Olympic medalist and four-time World all-around champion, has broken yet another record at the US gymnastics championship in early August. The “most decorated female gymnast” with 5 Olympic medals, according to NBC Sports nailed the triple-double (three twists and two flips) while performing her floor routine. Cheers followed from the crowd.

Democratic Debates Holds Over 20 Candidates

The Democratic Debates kicked off in June with two nights. Questions have arisen on why the numbers are so high for the Democratic Party. Because of the low approval ratings and unpopularity of Donald Trump, Democrats believe they have a shot at securing the spot, according to CNN. Topics throughout the debate included structural change within the government, healthcare, and climate change.

Stranger Things: Season 3 Debuts on Netflix

The 4th of July weekend consisted of binge-watching the new season of Stranger Things, a Netflix series based around a group of teenagers follow an extra-terrestrial-like creature as it terrorizes the town of Hawkins in the year 1984. Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfharf, the popular show received a rating of 8.8/10 from IMDb. 

Amazon Rainforest Catches Fire

The Amazon Rainforest received international attention as various fires have erupted and caused major destruction. As a result of slash-and-burning, a technique used by farmers to maximize the growth of their crops, the size of the fires equates to an area just smaller than the state of New Jersey. During what’s called the “dry season,” forest fires are increasingly common, but what makes the Amazon fires unique is that the rainforest is reaching its tipping point of being able to withstand the deforestation. Pressure has since been put on Brazil’s government to provide aid and resources.