Current Events Updates: Week 18

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 Saryn Mandak

The US State Department warned college students against traveling to Mexico during spring break because rampant crime has made traveling dangerous.


from Rachel Howard

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to ban marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas. The vote was 3:2. Opponents argue that marijuana was already legalized by popular vote, and this new ban would be in violation of that.


from Aubrey Gehman

A video of BBC professor Robert E. Kelly went viral after his two children came into his office during a live interview.


from Carly Truscott

The Fed hiked interest rates up by 0.25 percent, marking the second increase this month. Future increases will be gradual.