This Week in News: 11/9 – 11/16

As we enter the middle of November, news has taken a turn for the worse across the world from Marist to Paris. This week in the Outside the Bubble category will first cover the disaster in Paris which was one of the worst attacks Paris has seen.

  1. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terrible attacks on Paris which were the worst Paris has seen since World War II. It was said that these ISIS members came to Europe as a part of the new procedures to help Syrian refugees leave Syria. Students from Marist College were planning trips to Paris this past weekend which ended up being cancelled because of the bombings.

Junior Victoria Malatesta put out a Facebook post saying, “To everyone who is concerned back home in the U.S., I am safe in Florence. I am not traveling to France this weekend as planned due to the horrible terror attacks that are occurring. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France and everyone affected.” Marist is affected by this attack across the world as well as the problems the campus experienced this weekend.

2. Friday November 13th, Marist College was on lock down because of a threat  on twitter directed at Marist and the New York FBI office.

Marist College was on lock down, classes were cancelled and there were cop cars posted at the entrance of campus preventing people from entering campus. Poughkeepsie Police reported that a 16-year old boy was arrested but announced the threat was not legitimate.

2015-11-13 07.59.07Certainly a scary weekend for Marist College, but the College did a great job handling the situation and was able to avoid a bigger issue.

3. Big news is sports this weekend as Ronda Rousey the undisputed champion and thought of as the best women’s fighter was knocked out by Holly Holm. Rousey and her crew were surprised by the knockout and didn’t know how to handle the loss as Rousey was at the hospital.

This is Ronda Rousey’s first loss in UFC history and most people are already calling for a rematch. The sporting world is blown away because this was not supposed to happen, Rousey was head and shoulders above all other fighters. Rousey skipped the press conference after because she was in the hospital and while she did not have any serious injuries, she will need plastic surgery on her now busted lip because of the severity of the gash.

4. The Presidential race is continuing to be a crazy roller-coaster with more and more people having faith in Donald Trump and Ann Coulter went so far to say that, “They can wait if they like until next November for the actual balloting, but Donald Trump was elected President tonight.

Since the day Trump entered the race for Presidency we have seen crazy extremes of what it would be like and we see how he handles the spotlight. Ann Coulter is an extremely conservative commentator and she backed Trump because he linked stopping terrorism to, “no more Muslim immigration.”

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