Robertson’s Reportings: 1/24 – 1/30

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

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Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! The Grammy’s took place on January 26. Lil Nas X, 21 Savage, Lizzo, and Dan and Shay were all winners. Billie Eilish, most famous for her recent songs including “Bad Guy,” won five different awards. Tanya Tucker, a country singer, also won multiple awards.

Kobe Bryant, former basketball player for the Lakers, was killed in a helicopter accident on January 26. Nine people in total, including the pilot and one of Bryant’s daughters who was 13 at the time, were involved in the accident. Unfortunately, everyone on the helicopter was killed. Bryant had retired from basketball in 2016 but was still supporting the sport, as his helicopter trip was to a basketball event with his daughter. Officials are still researching why the pilot was flying in the extremely foggy conditions directly outside of Los Angeles.

The death toll for the coronavirus has risen to 200, and the virus has now been declared a global health emergency. The United Kingdom and Russia have both reported outbreaks of the disease. Chinese markets have seen dips, and the world economy is expected to slow greatly with the spread of the coronavirus. While many flights to China have been cancelled, other pilots have had to sue their company over continued flights to where the outbreak of the disease took place. Symptoms of this virus are very similar to the common cold. It is an infection of the nose, sinuses, and upper throat.

Amazon, one of the most wealthy businesses in the country, has become a trillion dollar company. This is not the first time that this has happened, but now, with a surge in membership to the Amazon Prime group, the company is back to being worth one trillion dollars. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are also in the so-called “trillion club.”

See you next time on Robertson’s Reportings, coverage you can count on!