Robertson’s Reportings: 1/4 – 1/10

Sophia Robertson, Staff Writer

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Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! News is quickly spreading of how Disneyland, California’s version of Disney World, has raised ticket prices due to the opening of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” an expansion opening this summer. The one-day adult ticket increased approximately $14, and the Premier Pass, which combines Disney World and Disneyland, increased almost $400. Parking prices have also raised from $20 to $25, and the cheapest park ticket is now over $100. The Star Wars expansion occupies 14 acres which includes a cantina with alcoholic beverages. This cantina is the first place in Disneyland to sell alcoholic beverages to the general public.

On January 5 and 6, almost 3,600 people visiting various beaches in Australia were stung by bluebottles, a type of jellyfish. The stings are painful but harmless and can easily be treated with ice or hot water. Unfortunately, if someone is allergic to a bluebottle, a sting can lead to death. Many of the stings were from bluebottles on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Bluebottles have tentacles, typically three centimeters, that hang below a gas filled bladder which keeps the jellyfish afloat. One beach even closed because they realized that this “wall of bluebottles” was rapidly approaching the shore.

Super Bowl 53 is rapidly approaching, but who will play? On January 12, the Dallas Cowboys will go head to head with the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Indianapolis Colts. On January 13, the Los Angeles Chargers will play the New England Patriots. Later that day, the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New Orleans Saints. The winning team of the Dallas/Rams game will play the winning team of the Eagles/Saints game, and the winning team of the Chiefs/Colts game will play against the winner of the Chargers/Patriots game. These Championship games will be played in the afternoon on January 20. The winning teams will fight for the title of Super Bowl 53 Champion on February 3 at 6:30 in the biggest National Football League event of the year.

On January 8, Kim Jong Un, North Korean dictator, arrived in Beijing to meet with Xi Jinping, Chinese President. This visit is Kim Jong Un’s fourth visit to China in the last year. At this meeting, called a summit, the two are working to plan another summit with the President Trump to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. Tension has been rising as North Korea refuses to halt their many potentially deadly nuclear and missile programs. Xi Jinping is expected to visit North Korea at some point this year.

After three weeks of a partial government shutdown, citizens are realizing that it is a possibility that people, including young children, will not be able to receive food due to running out of food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be at risk because 38.6 million Americans rely on this program to receive food, and the program is running out of money. Even worse, January and February are the lowest months to get donations because many people spend a great deal of money during the holiday season. If the government shutdown does not end by mid-February, millions of Americans will be at risk. See you next time on Robertson’s Reportings, coverage you can count on!


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