The Monday Catchup

The six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray (via

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were cramming for finals:

The lead story: Six police officers have been charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. After riots raged last week, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a curfew on Sunday as a peaceful rally was held in front of Baltimore City Hall.

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The Monday Catchup

Digging through the rubble in Nepal. via

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were sending-off, extending-off and neverending-off:

The lead story: A massive earthquake struck Nepal over the weekend. The quake, which struck on Saturday and measured a 7.9 on thr Richter Scale, was centered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, but was felt in many small villages in the countryside as well. The quake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. So far over 2,700 people are reported dead and rescue workers have been working nonstop, though they must work in fear of the aftershocks that have continued after the main quake struck.

Coming up: Chipotle and GMOs, gas prices, Yemen, Israel and Newt Gingrich. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup


Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: The Islamic State continues operations in Libya as it released a video that purports to show the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. This is the second mass execution of Christians in Libya this year.

Coming up, a deal between Pakistan and China, terror related arrests in the United States, Lily for Target, an immigration tragedy, and more. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup



Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were relaying and enjoying the fine spring weather:

The lead story: In an unsurprising but long-awaited move, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president on Sunday. The former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady joins Republicans Rand Paul and Ted Cruz on the trail for 2016.

Coming up: Riots in Brazil, a tiff between Turkey and the Vatican, Cuban relations, and Chinese hackers, but first check out a review of the premiere of season five of Game of ThronesContinue reading

The Monday Catchup


Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were shocking your mom and/or soul clapping:

The lead story: The last few weeks have seen bitter partisan battles over negations with Iran led by President Obama. A deal was finally reached on Friday but the GOP has already announced plans to prevent the lifting of sanctions as per the deal.

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Health Center Care Details

The health center, via


The Cox Health and Counseling Center serves as a resource on campus, providing the community with everything from flu appointments, flu shots, and counseling. The health center is touted as an important feature of campus, but does it fall under the category of overpriced American Healthcare?  We talked to health center director Kim Cullers who filled us in on the details. Continue reading

Shaka Smart Extends his Horns



It was tentatively announced today that Shaka Smart ’99 will be leaving Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to join the coaching staff at the University of Texas. Going from a ram to a longhorn, Smart will reportedly earn just shy of $3 million a season, plus bonus; however, his contract with VCU requires him to pay a $500,000 fine to VCU and Texas must play in a home-and-home series. At VCU Smart made $1.8 million a season.  Continue reading