World News

Maxine Ostrander, Feature Writer

The Democratic Debate 

  • The third Democratic debate was scheduled to debut on the 13th of September 
  • Candidates had to receive at least 130,000 individual contributions, coming from 400 unique donors in 20 or more states 
    • Basically these candidates needed 130,000 from 20 different states to donate to their campaign along with at least two percent in four polls approved by the Democratic National Committee 
    • This means that at least 4 approved organizations must sponsor a candidate 
  • According to CNN, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigeig, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang have met the criteria 


Hurricane Dorian 

  • Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas on August 30th, being a category 5 hurricane, with winds over 110 mph.
  • This storm killed over 45 people, over a hundred are missing and 70,000 people are homeless, according to CNN Weather.
  • On September 3rd, Dorain hit the coast of South Carolina, causing flooding in Myrtle Beach and heavy storms in Charleston 
  • People have started taking ferries to the US, to find refugee from these deadly conditions. 
  • Click the link below if you’d like to donate to the Bahamas to help rebuild and buy resources for the people


Hong Kong Protests

  • The recent Hong Kong protests against the Chinese Government have gone from peaceful to violent in the last few months.
  • The Hill says thousands of protestors are waving US flags and marching on the US Consulate in Hong Kong to try and get help from the Trump administration. 
  • Some wrote signs saying, “President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong” while some are smashing windows and setting fire to subway entrances 


Afghanistan War 

  • Peace talks to end the longest war in US history has come to a halt, after President Trump called off a secret meeting with the Taliban. 
  • According to the New York Times, the meeting was supposed to be at Camp David, a retreat in Maryland for Presidents, but Trump canceled after the Taliban took credit for an attack in Kabul that killed dozens of people.  
  • Many had things to say about this meeting, some criticizing Trump’s efforts to make peace and others saying calling off the meeting was the right call. 


Cargo Ship Overturns

  • NBC news says a cargo ship overturned off the coast of Georgia, causing four people to go missing.
  • Many were able to be saved by the US Coast Guard, but a fire broke out on the ship, causing the four people to become trapped in the engine room. 
  • Officials are waiting for the ship to stabilize to save the last four crew members.