Robertson’s Reportings: Calls for Abolishing the Constitution, Met Gala Highlights

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Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to another week of Robertson’s Reportings! This week, let’s start off with a bit of a lighthearted story. Scrolling through news stories and seeing the headline “FedEx drivers accused of stealing girl’s kitten,” I couldn’t resist including this story. There are not many known details, but an Indiana woman posted a video on social media of a FedEx worker leaving the passenger side of the truck to pick up a dark kitten. She then brought this animal back into the car before pulling away. The woman Tweeted, “Your packages [may be] safe, BUT YOUR PETS AREN’T!!!” FedEx has not responded to inquiries from the woman and from various news stations.

A day before Constitution Day, dozens of students from the University of Florida signed a petition to abolish America’s Constitution. Most of these students claimed that the Constitution is outdated and should be replaced with a modern one. This comes only a few weeks after a New York Times editorial member claimed that she was “disturbed” to see American flags on a trip that she took. Similarly, Singer Macy Gray stated that our current flag is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect.” All of these people have received at least some backlash because the flag and Constitution are the building blocks of our country. It’s startling to see attacks on the two of the biggest symbols of patriotism. 

The Met Gala took place on Monday, September 13 in New York City. At this event, celebrities dressed up in their most elaborate and expensive outfits to fundraise for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a dress with the words “Tax the Rich.” Tickets cost $35,000, so ironically, it seems as though her claim was to tax everyone who attended the event. Others who appeared include Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Lil Nas X, and Simone Biles. Biles wore an 88-pound dress while Lil Nas X dressed in three different outfits that were all golden, and these are only a few of the elaborate costumes seen at the Met on Monday.

See you next time on Robertson’s Reportings, coverage you can count on!

 

Photo Credits: Boston Globe