Weekly Rundown


• The Student Organization for Sexual Safety is hosting Classy Christmas in Bemis on Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. “Dance the night away and celebrate the holidays in a safe and inclusive environment.” (CC Communications)

• President Tiefenthaler wrote an article in U.S. News & World Report titled, “What a Liberal Arts College Is and What You Should Know.” (CC Communications)



• A 24-year-old woman from Colorado Springs has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the starvation death of her 6-week-old baby boy last year. (FOX 31)

• Ty Evans, who will graduate from Palmer Ridge this fall, has decommitted from University of Colorado and will play Quarterback at North Carolina State University next fall. (Gazette)



• Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Arvada, Colo. helped broker a deal that will likely ensure Nancy Pelosi is next Speaker of the House. (Denver Post)

• The fiancé of a Colorado woman missing since Thanksgiving Day is cooperating with police. Kelsey Marie Berreth, 29, a mother of a 1-year-old girl, has not been heard from in nearly three weeks. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)



• President Donald Trump and minority leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer engaged in an intense discussion in front of the press about the President’s quest to secure funding for the border wall. (NPR)

• After spending days trapped in an abandoned coal mine in West Virginia, three people were found and rescued on the evening of Dec. 12, authorities said. (NY Times)

• The Senate voted 56–41 to limit presidential war powers in Yemen and send a potent message of official disapproval for a nearly four-year conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and brought famine to the country. (NY Times)

• Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the oldest and most influential evangelical Christian seminaries in the U.S., released a report on Dec. 12 detailing the school’s extensive historical ties to slavery, the Confederacy, and white supremacy. (Wall Street Journal)

• Anti-Semitic graffiti was written on the wall of the Washington DC headquarters of the American Federation of Teachers, whose leader is a prominent Jewish figure in the U.S. labor movement. (The Guardian)



• The gunman in the Christmas Market attack on Strasbourg, France who killed two people and injured 12 others was shot and killed by authorities. (BBC)

• Two Israeli soldiers were shot dead on Dec. 13 at a bus stop on a main road in the Israeli-controlled part of the West Bank. A third soldier and a fourth person were wounded in the incident, according to officials. (CNN)

• A gunman opened fire on a church in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Dec. 11, killing four people before turning the gun on himself, CNN affiliate Record TV reported. (CNN)

• Prime Minister Theresa May won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party after a leadership challenge earlier this week. (BBC)

• Investigators revealed they found the 22-year-old British woman’s body “intact” in an area of bush in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges. A 26-year-old man appeared in a New Zealand court on Monday charged with her murder. (Sky News)

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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