Current Events Updates: Week 11

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 Erin Marquez

NASA recently released an image taken by the rover Curiosity at the base of Mount Sharp on Mars. The rocks in the pictures appear purple due to an iron-oxide mineral.


from Amy Fulton

Obama has offered his condolences to the Turkish Prime Minister after a nightclub in Turkey was attacked during a New Year’s Eve celebration, leaving 39 people dead. ISIS has claimed responsibility.


from Anna Davis

Approved in the November 2016 election, a San Francisco tax on all soda and sugary beverages is now in effect. The tax is one cent per ounce of beverage.


from Anastasia Reimann

Tilikum, the bull orca featured in the documentary film “Blackfish,” died Friday morning at SeaWorld. The exact reason is unknown.