Robertson’s Reportings: In-Person Learning Delay, Troops in D.C.

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

On Tuesday night, Guilford County’s Board of Education met to vote on the return of middle and high schoolers to in-person learning within the next two weeks. The Board was presented with COVID-19 data and data about the spread of the virus in schools. The meeting lasted for approximately four hours, and the end result was the decision to hold off. Instead, after at least a three week waiting period, they must receive a plan “satisfactory to the Board regarding the availability of testing and [a] report of completed and scheduled vaccinations.” This means that while there is no set date for returning back to school, the Board did push the start of in-person school for middle and high schoolers back once again. 

In preparation for Inauguration Day, 20,000 troops were sent to Washington, D.C. The Virginia troops not sent to D.C. are collecting care package donations with items including snacks, hygiene items, drinks, and batteries. If you are interested in mailing a package, you can send it to 340 South Willow Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Be sure to also include “ATTN: SFC Fretwell” on the label. In addition to the troops, Airbnb cancelled all reservations near Inauguration Day, and Delta is not allowing passengers heading to D.C. to travel with their guns. 

President Trump is on trial to be impeached for the second time in his presidency. This would be a new record, as he is one of three American presidents to ever be impeached and he is the only president to be impeached twice. The House voted to impeach him, but the Senate’s trial will likely not take place until after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The basis of his impeachment is that he “incited” violence in the U.S. Capitol. In 2019, he was impeached for suspicious interactions between himself and Ukraine.

NASA recently uncovered that there are fewer galaxies than scientists first thought; however, that still leaves hundreds of billions of galaxies. While NASA first believed that there were two trillion galaxies in the universe, a close-up photo of Pluto revealed that there was not enough light for that many galaxies to exist. This has led scientists to believe that it is more likely, though not at all certain, that Earth is the only form of life in the universe.

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