Current Events Updates: Week 6

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 Brigid Ambuul

Peruvian government officials burned seven tons of illegal drugs to get rid of them and make a symbolic gesture.


from Rebecca McCain

Actress Shailene Woodley was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in riot and taken to Morton County Jail in North Dakota. She was released on Tuesday morning. She was protesting against the construction site project that will destroy Native American land.


from Grace Davis

President Barack Obama confirmed that he was not a demon by smelling his armpit for sulfur, debunking conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones’s theory that Clinton and Obama were demons.


from Mikaila Barker

Two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, claim that Trump has touched them “inappropriately”. These claims contradict Trump’s statements in the second presidential debate when he said that he had never kissed or touched a woman unwarranted.

from Amy Fulton

A gorilla escaped from the London Zoo through an open door. The zoo stated that it was a “small” issue and put into lockdown.