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HC Wake-Up Call: Obama & Clinton Are Most Admired Man & Woman in U.S., Disneyland Suffers From Power Outage & Starbucks Debuts Black & White Mocha Collection

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

New Poll Shows That Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Are Most Admired Man and Woman in the U.S.

The Huffington Post reports that according to a new Gallup poll, former President Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States for the 10th year in a row. Obama came in on top with 17 percent of participants naming him as who they admired most, while President Donald Trump finished in second with 14 percent of respondents’ votes. Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman for the 22nd time and 16th consecutive year, winning over nine percent of voters compared to runner-up Michelle Obama’s seven percent. Surprisingly, a quarter of participants didn’t name who they admired most, regardless of a pick’s gender. 

Power Is Restored at Disneyland After Lengthy Outage​

Power was restored at Anaheim’s Disneyland after several hours of an outage stranding some guests on rides, CNN reports. A transformer issue caused the loss of power in portions of the park’s Toontown and Fantasyland areas before 11 a.m., affecting about a dozen rides. Guests were escorted off halted rides and power was eventually restored by 4 p.m. Once the power was back on, Disneyland allowed re-entry into the park for its guests. The outage’s impact was particularly notable because it occurred during the theme park’s busy holiday week. 

Starbucks Introduces New Beverages to Celebrate the End of the Year

Starbucks has gone crazy with new drinks this year, particularly in the last few months, and it’s not letting the last week of 2017 go by without a new caffeinated addition to the menu. On Wednesday, the chain dropped its Black and White Mocha Collection, which includes three new drinks that are perfect for New Year’s. The Black and White Mocha comprises of espresso roast combined with white chocolate, dark mocha sauce, steamed milk, whipped cream and chocolate “sequins” in the shape of a black tie. Made without the espresso, the Black and White Hot Cocoa is a similar mixture, while the Black and White Frappuccino mixes its sauces with Frappuccino roast coffee, milk and ice. Um, hitting up my Starbucks to try one of these out ASAP!

What to look out for…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pigging out on chocolate all week in a post-Christmas frenzy. Now I have an official reason to keep this chocolate binge alive: Dec. 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day, and I definitely plan to celebrate it. 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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