Weekly Rundown


  •  David Malpass, ’76, took office as the president of the World Bank on April 9. (CC Communications)
  •  The CC climbing team will head to nationals after finishing No. 3 overall at regional championships in Denver. Claire Bresnan ’19 and Rin Gentry ’19 were named regional champions in their respective categories. (CC Communications)
  •  Six students were awarded Fulbright Fellowships in Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, Moldova, South Africa, and the Kyrgyz Republic. (CC Communications)


  •  CS Utilities announced a $10.24 per month rate decrease effective May 1. (KRDO)
  •  TheatreWorks, a Colorado Springs theatre company, will stage a production of Little Shop of Horrors. (Gazette)
  •  Schriever Air Force Base is investigating allegations that a master sergeant serving there is part of White Supremacist group, Evropa. (CSIndy)
  •  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomed a new wolf pup earlier this week. (KOAA5)
  •  El Paso County led Colorado in population growth in 2018. (DenChannel)


  •  Colorado lawmakers approved a bill to develop a public health insurance option, directing state agencies to recommend a plan. It awaits Governor Jared Polis’ signature. (AP)
  • Researchers at Climate Central released a report that said climates in Colorado are warming faster than the national average. (Gazette)
  • Two-time Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced his candidacy for president. (NYT)
  • Marijuana tax money is targeted for Colorado’s full-day kindergarten rollout. (DenPo)
  • Musical artist Lizzo added a second concert in Colorado due to “overwhelming demand.” (9News)
  • The Colorado Supreme Court announced on Monday it will decide whether a ban on high-capacity gun magazines is constitutional. (DenPo)


  • A video of a Black Columbia University student, Alexander McNab, pinned to the ground by a public safety officer when he refused to show ID, went viral last week.  (NYT)
  • The Supreme Court will decide whether a citizenship question in the census is constitutional. (Hill)
  • Last week, President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. (AP)
  • Gallup says the percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year. (AP)
  • Elon Musk revealed a plan to have fully autonomous vehicles on the road in a year. (AP)


  •  ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on Roman Catholic churches and fancy hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people and injured 500. (AP)
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won a likely-rigged referrendum to change the constitution to extend term limits and allow for his reelection. He is in the process of arresting all dissidents, forging a dictatorial path more extreme than Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring. (NYT)
  • A jade mine collapsed in Myanmar earlier this week, killing at least 50 people. (NYT)
  • A 41-year-old comedian with political experience and few detailed policies named Volodymyr Zelenskiy won the Ukrainian election. (NYT)
  • Rumors are circulating that Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton with family friend Rose Hanbury. (Cosmo)
  • Lyra McKee, a journalist in Northern Ireland, was killed while covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry. Police consider it a domestic terrorist episode. (BBC)
  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested this morning at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London after Ecuador withdrew the asylum it had long granted him. (AP)
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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