Weekly Rundown


• Alex E. Chávez explored how the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7–9 p.m. in the Cornerstone Screening Room. (CC Communications)

  Vanessa Voller ’16, who graduated from Colorado College with a degree in sociology, has been awarded the 2018 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship from the School for International Training to develop a community project in Bolivia. (CC Communications)



• The 15-year-old girl who went missing from northeast Colorado Springs on the evening of Dec. 5  was found and is safe, police tweeted. (Gazette)

• Colorado Springs celebrated the 33-year anniversary of the Festival of Lights parade on Dec. 2 (Colorado.com)



• The state of Colorado is debating new rules for oil and gas drilling near schools. The proposal would require new wells be at least 1,000 feet from buildings as well as outdoor areas that schools use. (Denver Post)

  There have been multiple shooting and bomb threats at three different schools in Johnstown, Colo. Many parents have kept their children home during the ordeal. (FOX 31 Denver)

• Colorado became the fifth state, plus Washington D.C. to issue non-binary state IDs on Nov. 30. (Westword)



• A state funeral occurred for President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The former president passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

• Director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, briefed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senior U.S. Senators stated that they’re certain that Mohammed Bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, was behind the murder. (NYTS)

• A Florida Highway Patrol trooper pushed a man out of the way of an out-of-control car, and then was hit by the car. He was released from the hospital. (Huffington Post)

• At least one person died on the evening of Dec. 5 when a truck traveling the wrong way on Interstate 74 in Illinois slammed head-on into a bus carrying a women’s junior varsity basketball team, officials said. (Fox News)



• A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday Dec. 6, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. Five remain missing. (Yahoo news)

• A large sports complex that was being used to shelter more than 5,000 migrants in Tijuana has been closed “due to health issues,” according to Mexican officials. (CNN)

• UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen are due to begin in Sweden. (BBC)

• A shallow earthquake of magnitude 6 struck northeast of Australia’s Norfolk Island on Dec. 6, the United States Geological Survey said. (Reuters)

• In Katowice Poland, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is occurring this week and next. Countries will discuss climate change and finalize the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. (NYT)

Elias Asher

Elias Asher

Elias Asher joined the Catalyst in August of 2018 and writes for the News Section. He is part of the class of 21'. He is a Political Science major born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, but now resides in Austin, Texas. His grandparents and father were born in the Boston area which contributes to his devoted love of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoys watching the Red Sox and Patriots with friends and family back home, and with Boston haters at CC. One of his favorite pastimes is walking and spending time with his dog Fenway. Can you tell he loves Boston?
Elias Asher
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