Weekly Rundown


• April Ryan, a White House Correspondent for CNN, spoke Tuesday night in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre. She was invited as part of the Midterm Elections Symposium. (Colorado College Communications)

• Colorado College’s “Zomboni” team ran in the Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs. Runners were Liza Huschle ‘20, Jason Gabriel from the financial aid office, Kris Higginbotham from facilities, and Lucy Gerrity, Asst. Coach Women’s Lacrosse. (Colorado College Communications)



• An estimated 500 people attended a vigil co-hosted by Temple Shalom and Temple Beit Torah in honor of the victims of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. Several members of the Colorado College community attended. (Intermountain Jewish News)

• A man was shot and killed Thursday morning in a parking garage in downtown Colorado Springs. This is the city’s 28th homicide this year. (The Gazette)



• A 15-year-old boy was arrested on a first-degree murder charge following a fatal shooting in Aurora. The Aurora Police Department said the boy was arrested Wednesday night. (FOX 31 Denver)

• Recent polling shows Jared Polis with an 8-point advantage over his opponent Walter Stapleton in the Colorado Governor’s race. Voting takes place next Tuesday. (Keating)



• President Trump vowed to end birthright citizenship, which many legal experts say is unconstitutional. The 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.” (CNN)

• Google employees staged a walkout over the company’s handling of sexual harassment. The walkouts began in Asia and spread across the world, including throughout the United States. (NYT)

• Five children were injured while waiting at the bus stop after a car slammed into them in Tampa, Fla. The accident left one child in critical condition. (NBC News)

• Early voting totals in at least 17 states have already surpassed the 2014 mid-term election at this point four years ago according to Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida. (The Washington Post)



• Dozens of refugee children and their families currently set to be transferred from the tiny island of Nauru won’t be allowed to permanently settle in Australia, said the country’s Home Minister Peter Dutton. (CNN)

• Brazilian far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected President by a wide margin. In his victory speech, Bolsonaro declared that he was a “defender of freedom.” (CNN)

• Protests have spread across Pakistan after the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for false charges of blasphemy. (The Guardian)

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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