Liftoff (10.1.12)By Amanda Yerke on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 am
Ah, the first of October. In case you didn’t get a chance to keep up this weekend, here a few things you may have missed:
- Apple CEO Tim Cook distributed an apologetic letter on Friday afternoon in regards to the controversial map application which was was released in conjunction with the new iOS 6 software and the iPhone 5. Cook even encouraged customers to download navigation applications from competitors such as Google and Microsoft until Apple can update their system.
- A Michigan high school student was nominated for homecoming queen as a cruel prank. Instead of allowing herself to be victimized, Whitney Kropp from West Branch took advantage of the situation by creating an anti-bullying campaign that has received national attention.
- The ambiguous interpretation of a precedent established by the Supreme Court regarding the constitutional rights of public school students has been called into question as high school cheerleaders in Texas fight to use Bible verses on signs for their local football games.
- The U.S. team was unable to sustain their substantial lead as the Europeans orchestrated an overwhelmingly dramatic comeback, winning them the 2012 Ryder Cup.
- The Obama administration is under attack as they struggle to rationalize the lack of sufficient security in the U.S. Embassy in Libya, which resulted in the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
- Jeffrey Giuliano, a Connecticut teacher, shot a masked and knife-wielding intruder outside in response to a distressed call from his sister, who lives next door. In an astoundingly tragic twist, the alleged intruder was identified as the teacher’s fifteen-year-old adopted son.
- Sunday was Iraq’s deadliest day in over a month as nearly 30 people were killed in a wave of bombings that swept across the country.
By: Amanda Yerke
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