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By Haley Doss, Opinion Editor —

As we finish out the first week of the semester and our schedules become increasing busy, it can be difficult to stay up to date with current events. For this reason, I have compiled a list of the most notable news stories covered this week:

Oprah at the Golden Globes 

If you have not watched Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, you owe it to yourself to do so. It is intelligent, insightful and immensely powerful and really gets to the bottom of the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” Movements that has lead Hollywood’s (and the world’s) discussions for weeks. Her speech has been the talk of social media and 24/7 news outlets since Sunday, even leading to a question of Oprah running for the presidency in 2020?

CFP National Championship 

The 2018 CFP National Championship was probably the most dramatic football game I have never witnessed. After a decent lead for most of the game, the Georgia Bulldogs lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide 26-23 in overtime. With a politically controversial halftime show, an Alabama linebacker loosing his cool (without getting kicked out), a player collapsing on the Alabama sideline and Trump’s presence at the game, it was crazy to say the least.

North and South Korea Discussions 

South Korea will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics this year in PyeongChang. As world tensions rise with neighboring North Korea,  the two nations met face-to-face on Tuesday for the first time in two years to ease tensions after North Korea’s nuclear missile threats. According to an article by CNN,  it has been determined that North Korea will arrive at the Olympics with a “high-level delegation comprising athletes, a cheering squad, an art troupe, a visitors’ group, a Taekwondo demonstration team and a press corps”.

Princess Charlotte starts nursery school

Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate, started nursery school this week and the royal family commemorated the occasion with the most adorable new pictures.

Trump Administration gives Salvadoreans deadline to leave 

After over a decade, Homeland Security will be ending a program called Temporary Protected Status, sending over 200,000 Salvadoreans living in the United States home. This is a direct effect of the newest immigration polices set in place since the Trump presidency began. These Salvadoreans will be given until September 2019 to leave the country. For more information, check out this article.

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