Robertson’s Reportings: 10/9 – 10/15

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to another week of Robertson’s Reportings! President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s position as Supreme Court Justice. This week, she has had to sit through hours of questioning so that the two parties could determine whether she is fit or not. Barrett is 48 years old and is the mother of seven children. She has taught at Notre Dame Law School and been a federal appellate judge. In addition, she is a devout Catholic, which caused some controversy in the courtroom, as many democrats were concerned that her religious beliefs might interfere with her choices as judge. The decision as to whether she will become justice or not will be determined through a vote next week.

Three people who traveled with Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19. While the presidential candidate continued his campaign, Senator Harris’ travel was suspended. Biden tested negative for the virus and claimed, “Not only was [the person with the virus] 50+ feet away and wearing a mask, but I was wearing an N-95 mask.” Senator Harris is expected to continue with the campaign after the weekend. In the meantime, Barron Trump, President Trump’s 14-year-old son, tested positive for the virus but was asymptomatic. After a short period of time, he was tested again and came back negative. In the past ten days, Europe has recorded one million new cases of the virus, and the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus is now the fifth leading cause of death in Europe.

In the midst of the pandemic, Disney announced that a new cruise ship, Disney Wish, will debut in the summer of 2022. This ship is bigger than the Dream and the Fantasy, Disney’s other cruise ships. Disney has not yet announced many details, including where the ship will take passengers, but the company announced that the stern will feature a picture of Rapunzel who “embodies the desire to see the world.”

At a school board meeting on October 14, Guilford County Schools Superintendent Contreras announced a revised plan for reopening. The plan now pushes back the beginning of school for some students, mostly students above elementary school. However, high schoolers still plan to return on January 20. 

See you next time on Robertson’s Reportings!