Weekly Rundown


• Colorado College hockey defeated Air Force 6-1 to earn their first Pikes Peak Trophy. The trophy was created in 2013 in honor of former Colorado College and Air Force hockey coach John Matchefts.



• The Colorado Springs city council will hear an ordinance that would “make it illegal for anyone to feed a non-domesticated animal, excluding bird feeders for birds.” Violators would at first receive a warning; however, the second offense would result in a $500 fine. (KRDO)

• A shooting occurred on Hartford Street in the Stratmoor Valley area Sunday night. A two-year-old boy fatally shot himself in the head and later died at the hospital. No other details were released. (Denver Post)



• A Montrose County sheriff found a marijuana grow with about 1,500 pounds of plants worth an estimated $4.5 million. The sheriff was serving a warrant for overdue property taxes when he noticed marijuana growing outside of the residence. (Denver Post)

• “The Peyton 23-JT Board of Education voted last week to designate teachers and other staff as security guards following training.” Meaning, teachers and other school employees will soon be allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus. Superintendent Tim Kistler says school personnel will not be permitted to carry guns on campus until specific plans are approved by the board. (FOX 31 Colorado)



• An 18-year-old who had been charged in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer was shot and killed on Monday after being pursued by the police. The police had been searching for the suspect since Saturday when officer Antwan Torrey was shot and killed while responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school in Snellville, Ga. (NYT)

• The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX in an attempt to define gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth. This new definition would eliminate federal recognition of about 1.4 million Americans. (NYT)

• A three-week trial over racial discrimination in Harvard’s admissions policies against Asian-Americans began last Monday. “Students for Fair Admissions is suing the school on behalf of Asian-American students who say they are less likely to be admitted because they score low on likability traits despite high academic marks and test scores.” (Axios)

• The combined jackpots of Mega Millions and Powerball now total more than $2 billion. The drawing for Mega Millions and Powerball will be revealed on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. (CNN)



• President Trump said last Saturday that the United States would withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. (Reuters)

• About 7,000 Central American migrants are making their way through Northern Mexico en route to the U.S. Mexico border. UN officials estimate this number will increase as they go farther North. (USA Today)

• 18 people were killed and 160 were injured when a train derailed in Taiwan on Sunday. The train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast. (NBC 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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