Robertson’s Reportings: 8/28 – 9/3

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to the second week of Robertson’s Reportings!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited a hair salon that was closed, as required by city ordinances, and did not wear a mask while getting her hair done. The owner of the salon rents chairs out to independent hair stylists. Since she was not paying them, she did not have control over whether they could go in or not to do people’s hair. However, it is required by law in that city to remain closed for the time being for safety reasons. On Wednesday, the dismayed owner of the salon released footage of Pelosi’s visit, sparking outrage across the nation. In response to the video, Pelosi claimed, “It was clearly a setup. I take responsibility for falling for a setup by a neighborhood salon I’ve gone to for many years.” 

Through a cosmic signal, astronomers discovered that two black holes that collided long ago formed a new type of black hole, an in-between of two types. This black hole is “intermediate” because it is not small but it is not supermassive either. Instead, it is in the middle, being about 142 times the mass of the sun. The signal that scientists received lasted one tenth of a second, but the most interesting part is that this event happened seven billion years ago. We are just hearing it now because of how far away it happened.

President Trump and the Big Ten football league commissioner, Kevin Warren, took part in a call discussing how to get the season started as soon as possible. The president later stated, “We’re pushing very hard. … I think they want to play, and the fans want to see it, and the players have a lot at stake, including possibly playing in the NFL. You have a lot of great players in that conference.” A group of Big Ten leaders had previously voted to postpone the Fall season, but it is now a possibility that it will begin, at the earliest, in November. 

Greensboro will officially be out of Phase 2 and in Phase 2.5 of reopening on September 4 in the afternoon. Now, gatherings can be up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Gyms, parks, museums, and places for fun fitness activities, such roller skating facilities and bowling alleys, are reopening. Unfortunately, amusement parks, bars, and movie theaters will still remain closed. Most places will have a limited capacity and extensive safety measures, like scheduled cleaning times. 

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