The Weekly Rundown


• “Fun Home” the musical is running at the Fine Arts Center until April 22. Students can attend free.

• Colorado College celebrated Martin Luther King Day with artistic tributes and a panel in Shove Chapel.



• Congressman Doug Lamborn, a six-term republican representative of Colorado Springs, may not make the ballot after petitioners were discovered not to be Colorado residents. (Indy)

• A Judge halted expansion of coal mining in an area that supplies the Martin Drake Power Plant. (Gazette)

• Garden of the Gods will ban cars for part of Earth Day. (Gazette)

• A homeless camp near Old Colorado City was dismantled in the sheriff office’s latest effort to clean up the county. Elections for sheriff are in November. (Gazette)

• Colorado Springs seventh-grader John Harper is a two-time qualifier for the Colorado State Geographic Bee. (Gazette)



• A report on the Colorado Capitol’s culture of sexual harassment found that only a small portion of cases are reported. (Gazette)

• Ivan, a rare tiger at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, died after years of health issues. (Gazette)

• The state Senate passed a $28 billion budget with funding for rural broadband and affordable housing. (DenPo)



• West Virginia teachers were given a raise last month prompting nationwide protests. Last Thursday, Kentucky teachers went on a short strike to protest pension overhaul. This week, teachers in Oklahoma began a strike that is expected to run through the summer. (NPR)

• Two years ago, Ethan Couch went viral for using ‘affluenza’ as a defense for killing five people in a drunk driving accident. He was released this week. (USA today)

• LGBTQ+ Americans will not be counted in the 2020 U.S. census. There will be no option to file under a single-gender household though gay marriage is legal across the country. (NBC)

• Students in Parkland, Fla. were forced to wear clear backpacks to school as a gun-violence prevention measure. (NPR)

• A liberal candidate was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court for the first time in 23 years. (NBC)

• The Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of 173 TV stations across the country, is in the news after it was revealed they were giving mandatory scripts to every station in the country with conservative and pro-Trump bias. (Vox)

• A new study on U.S. college campuses shows that up to 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat. (WashPo)

• Saheed Vassell, an unarmed and mentally ill black man in New York, was killed by police this week after brandishing a metal canister officers thought was a gun. (CNN)



• China put tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pipes and pork, in response to President Trump’s proposal to put 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports. (NYT)

• 16 people were killed in a clash between Palestinian protestors advocating for the right of return and the Israeli government. (BBC)

• Ethiopia’s parliament voted to criminalize transnational adoption after considering evidence that adopted children were being abused and neglected. (Root)

• Salman Khan, one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, was convicted to five years in jail for killing antelopes in 1998. He plans on appealing the sentence. (Guardian)

• Facebook revealed Wednesday that most of its 2 billion users worldwide may have had their data scraped. (BusinessInsider)

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte is a sophomore from New York City who has taken the past two years to immerse herself in the Colorado Springs political community. When she isn't writing articles, she is out making the news. Charlotte is fascinated by current events from campus to Congo. Her go-to's for news are the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post.

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