Weekly Roundup 9/25-29

Adelae Norwood, News Editor

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 Anastasia Reimann

A Russian couple is suspected of killing and eating up to 30 victims from 1999 until now. A cell phone was found in the Russian city of Krasnodar a few months ago with disturbing images in its memory, including one of the male suspect posing with a dismembered female. The remains of the woman were found bagged the next day. As of yet, Russian authorities have also found a canned human hand. The male suspect has only confessed to the murder of the woman in the photo and another person in 2012 so far. Read more here.


from Rachel Howard

Saudi Arabia has finally announced that women will be allowed to drive in June 2018. The law against female drivers has been justified in many ways, including the beliefs that letting women drive would “corrupt society and lead to sin”and an evidence-less statement that “driving harmed women’s ovaries.” Women have been campaigning for driving rights since 1990 and have shown much relief at this taste of freedom. Read more here.


from Paige Townsend

The Department of Homeland Security has begun funding 8 prototypes of Trump’s infamous border wall with each prototype costing around $500,000 each. It has yet to be decided as to who will fund the actual wall that will separate Mexico and America from one another. Six companies across the US have been chosen construct 8 prototypes of the border wall in San Diego during a time period of about 30-days. The final border wall is estimated to cost around $38 billion total. Read more here.


from Cara Brinkman

Russia and the US will be working together on the first-ever moon station known as the Deep Space Gateway. The Russian space agency Roscosmos is partnering with NASA, providing anywhere from “one to three modules” in addition to a docking station. So far the three launches of the modules are expected to be started anywhere from 2021 to 2023 and finish launching by 2026. Read more here.


from Anonymous

ISIS leaderĀ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi splits the 11-month silence with a lengthly audio recording in which he “mocks the United States,” and states that ISIS is still standing despite its obvious downfall. He also encouraged jihadi attacks globally, voicing that “America, Europe and Russia are living in a state of terror.” Read more here.