Robertson’s Reportings: 11/6 – 11/12

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! The election was called in favor of Joe Biden, but President Trump has not conceded yet. Instead, he has filed multiple lawsuits for “irregularities” seen during ballot counting. Various types of lawsuits have been filed in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia. There have been votes discovered that were sent in by people not alive, but the question is whether these will actually build up to a significant amount of votes to be taken away from Biden.

Earlier this week, Guilford County Schools approved a plan for younger students to go back to school beginning on November 12. While high schoolers will still go back on January 21, students up to second grade began on Thursday. Third through eighth grade will begin at the start of January, with high schoolers starting shortly after. Elementary school students will return back to school full time, but middle and high school students will only have in-person learning two days per week. High schoolers will either go to school on Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, as only 50% of students will be at school at a time and Wednesday will be a cleaning day. A member of the school board stated that the decision to return was very tough, but “the longer schools remain closed to students, the more we risk diminishing the learning and life outcomes for an entire generation of students.”

Completely unknown to science, there were two new mammals found in Australia. They are a species of a greater glider, which is about the size of a cat with very large ears. Until a few days ago, the gliders were considered to be one species. Since there are few of the animals, scientists do not know very much about them, except for the fact that they can live to be approximately 15 years old. 

In addition to this scientific discovery, a giant tooth was found on the coast of South Carolina, but researchers have not yet identified what it belonged to. After the woman who found the tooth posted a photo of it on social media, many began to speculate that the tooth belonged to a megalodon, a relative to the great white shark that translates to “big tooth.” The species is extinct today, but while they lived they were typically about 60 feet long, compared to great white sharks which are approximately 21 feet. However, no scientists have confirmed that the tooth belonged to a megalodon.

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