Robertson’s Reportings: Super Nintendo World Opening, Start of March Madness

Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! For those who played or still play Mario Kart or other popular Nintendo games, a theme park is opening just for you. Set to open last summer, Super Nintendo World in Osaka, Japan opened on Thursday. Similarly to Harry Potter World in Universal Studios Orlando, the new Super Nintendo World is in Universal Studios Japan. The current capacity is about 10,000 people, which is half of what it would have been pre-pandemic. One of the most anticipated rides was Koopa’s Challenge in which tourists participate in a real-life race in Bowser’s Castle. However, the excitement does not end there because many more rides, restaurants, and other attractions are available.

After a year without the classic competition, March Madness kicked off on Thursday, March 18. In an attempt to create a “bubble” during the pandemic, games will be played only in Indianapolis instead of in multiple different cities throughout the nation. These games will ultimately lead up to the championship game on April 5. Basketball enthusiasts can watch their favorite teams on CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV.

The first baby with antibodies against COVID-19 was born after her mother received only the first shot of the Moderna vaccine three weeks before her baby’s birth. While these results are a good sign, doctors are still warning against the safety of the vaccine in pregnant women. Internal medicine specialist and immunologist Dr. Neeta Ogden claimed that “significant data on how safe [the vaccine] is on pregnant women” is necessary.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a new piece of legislation to get students back into the buildings. This law requires that kindergarten through fifth grade schools open five days a week for in-person learning. However, grades 6-12 are not required to follow this same plan. Instead, the decision will be made on a local level, but Guilford County Schools has not publicly made a statement regarding this issue yet.

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