Robertson’s Reportings: 9/25 – 10/1

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! After the presidential debate on Tuesday, some people are calling for ending the traditional debates because they believe that they are old, out-dated, and an embarrassment to the country. However, the debate-organizing committee decided to continue the process, but they decided that the next debate would definitely look different and have a “more orderly discussion.” In the upcoming debates, it is possible that if the presidential candidate continues talking after his turn he will have his microphone cut off temporarily. Members of President Trump’s campaign have shown some opposition to these rule changes: “They’re only doing this because [Joe Biden] got pummeled last night. President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work with the refs. They shouldn’t be moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game,” said the campaign communications director. However, the president simply said that with Election Day coming up in 31 days, all he wants is for the debate to be fair.

In Cambodia, a giant African rat received a medal, along with treats, as a reward for sniffing out landmines. The rat, named Magawa, was trained to do this and has proven to be very successful because he has recovered 39 mines so far, in addition to over 20 other explosives. While he is seven years old and fairly large for a rat, he is light enough to step on the mines without setting them off. The past 30 recipients of the medal Magawa received were dogs.

The Chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, announced that 28,000 cast members would have to be laid off. While Disney World in Florida and other parts of the world remain open with a limited capacity and a list of restrictions, Disneyland in California has not reopened after closing in early March.

At both schools in Guilford County, Vandalia Elementary and Washington Montessori Elementary, there were two positive tests for COVID-19, forcing the schools to close. This also happened in three Rockingham County schools only three days after the district reopened. The two schools in Guilford County plan to reopen on Friday after thorough cleaning.

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