News Brief (1/22 to 1/27)

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Tuesday, Jan. 22

  • The 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning with “Roma” and “The Favourite” each tied for a total of nominations.
  • The Morton Ranch girl’s basketball team lost 39 to 38 against Seven Lakes.
  • On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York State passed the Reproductive Health Act, a piece of legislation that updated women’s reproductive rights throughout the state. The matter divided people, as critics said the bill went to far in granting abortion rights for late term pregnancies. The bill grants late-term abortions only in the event of health-related risks to the mother.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

  • The Spring Town Pep Rally took place at MRHS to recognize the spring athletes.

Thursday, Jan. 24

  • The 30th anniversary of Ted Bundy’s execution was recognized with the release of a Netflix documentary about the notorious serial killer.

Friday, Jan. 25

  • President Donald Trump signed the bill to end the longest government shutdown in history to reinstate government funding and reopen programs until Feb. 15. The President said a new plan will need to include border wall funding by then, otherwise he will announce a National Emergency to allocated funds for a border wall.
  • MRHS Boys basketball team won 46 to 40 against Tompkins remaining undefeated in district play.

Saturday, Jan. 26

  • A man from Louisiana, Dakota Theriot, killed five people and was on the run until his arrest early Sunday morning.
  • Senior swimmer Frederic Kizek won the 200 IM with a time of 205.36, which makes it a school record.
  • MRHS Wrestling had an undefeated season and claimed the title of District-Dual Champions.

Sunday, Jan. 27

  • Former CEO of Starbucks announced that he might run for president in 2020.
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