Robertson’s Reportings: 1/31 – 2/6

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

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Welcome back to another week of Robertson’s Reportings! After one and a half days off last week, Robertson’s Reportings was delayed. However, another article will be posted at the end of this week, and Robertson’s Reportings will fall back into the usual schedule.

Last year, 17 million Americans took off from work the day after the Super Bowl. This year, estimates were around the same number after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in a close game. The final score was 20-31 since the Chiefs made a strong final push in the fourth quarter. Demi Lovato sang the national anthem, and Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed in the halftime show.

The Democratic results for the Iowa Caucus were delayed for over 24 hours due to a “coding problem” on an app used for the purpose of counting and announcing results. However, after the results were finally announced, votes showed the youngest candidate and the oldest candidate from the Democratic side leading: Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders. Trailing behind these two candidates were Senator Elizabeth Warren and Former Vice President Joe Biden.

President Trump’s State of the Union address took place on Tuesday, February 4. This annual address goes over the economy and how the country as a whole is doing. Once again, the two sides of the political spectrum had conflict. After the president refused to shake Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s hand at the beginning of the event, Pelosi tore up his speech in front of the entire House, Senate, and nation when he finished. Some suspect that President Trump refused to shake her hand because she left out the “high privilege and distinct honor” part of his introduction.

February 1 marked the 60th anniversary of the sit in at the lunch counter of Woolworth. This first sit in began a series of nonviolent protests, all started by four black students from A & T College who refused to get up from seats reserved for whites only. The students had bought goods from the store but wanted to take a seat at the counter. The Greensboro Four had carefully planned their actions and got the exact result that they wanted: media coverage. Four days later, 300 students came to Woolworth to join in on the protests against segregation.

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