Current Events Updates: Week 4

Current Events Updates are a compilation of news stories posted every Friday. They are researched over the school week by Journalism staffers. The Crimson is not responsible for any factual inaccuracies in the stories reported. The Current Events Updates from previous weeks can be found here.


from Alex Parker

The Swiss People’s Party wants to make it illegal to wear a hijab for a Switzerland passport photo. They argue that if hats are not acceptable, then hijabs shouldn’t be either. The group is speaking out and gaining followers. Germany, Spain and other European countries have some form of a ban on full-face veils as well.


from Mikaila Barker

The Anti-Defamation League just added Pepe the Frog to their database of hate symbols because of racist and anti-Semitic versions spreading on social media.


from Amber Bacardi

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his plan to send humans to Mars. Ideally, Mars would be fixed up with nuclear reactors and artificial magnetic fields, though the plan will not materialize without a huge sum of money and technical help.


from Rebecca Campbell

Five hundred million Yahoo! Accounts were stolen, in what is believed to be “one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.” The data breach “may have been committed by a state-sponsored actor. The accounts included passwords, security questions, names, emails, and phone numbers. The FBI is now investigating.