Current Events

Fake Rejection Letter Goes Viral

Chicago Senior Molly McGaan wrote a fake Harvard rejection letter as a submission for her high school’s humor publication, the “Citizen Poke.” The letter went viral during the first week of March on websites such as Reddit, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Prom Raises Red Flags

Seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico originally decided to hold a Communist themed Prom — “Prom-munism.”

Tensions Rise in Russia After Assassination

On Friday, Feb. 27, Boris Y. Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and a well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was fatally shot in Moscow. Two men, Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev, were arrested and charged for suspected involvement in Nemtsov’s murder, and three other suspected accomplices have also been jailed.

Iranian Nuclear Deal Nears End of Talks

Through the Iran Nuclear Deal, an understood contract between Iran and other nations concerning its nuclear energy dealings, Iran, after two years of struggle, has agreed to several limitations regarding nuclear production. Recently, Israel and Saudi Arabia as well as Republican legislators in the United States Congress, have been attempting to make the deal more beneficial for them, slowing down the entire process.

Oklahoma Restricts APUSH Curriculum

On Monday, Feb. 16, Oklahoma state legislators voted to cut funding for Advanced Placement U.S. History, claiming that the class emphasizes, “what is bad about America” and fails to teach “American exceptionalism,” according to Tulsa World.