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.)
Trump Has Signed an Executive Order That Will Keep Guantanamo Bay Open
In a major reversal of Obama-era policy, President Trump signed an executive order just prior to giving his State of the Union address that will keep Guantanamo Bay, a controversial high-security prison in Cuba that currently holds 41 prisoners detained by U.S. forces, open. President Obama signed an executive order in 2009 to close the prison within a year, but was never able to achieve the goal due to backlash from congress. Trump addressed the order in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, “I am asking Congress to ensure that in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And In many cases for them it will now be Guantánamo bay.”
As Trump spoke, the White House released a copy of an executive order rescinding a 2009 Obama decree to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility https://t.co/m4QSQNIbxl
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 31, 2018
The Department of Justice & the SEC Are Investigating Apple for Slowing Down iPhones
After Apple made a lot of people super angry at the end of last year by announcing that it wasn’t all in our heads that our old iPhones were majorly slowed down as they aged, the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC are reportedly investigating whether the company violated securities laws through its disclosures (or, lack thereof) about the software features that caused phones to slow down. While the inquiry is said to be in the early stages, there’s a chance that law enforcement could come after Apple for misleading customers about what was really going on — until then, the DOJ and SEC have requested information from Apple and are looking into the public statements the company made following the debacle.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) January 30, 2018
Moe’s Just Dropped 3 New Queso Flavors
As if Moe’s original queso wasn’t *magical* enough already, the restaurant dropped not one but three new queso flavors on Tuesday, which include Chili Con Queso, Black Bean Queso and Spicy Queso. If you’re struggling to choose just one when picking up your burrito (and can’t afford to try all three on your college student budget), you’re in luck because Moe’s has even blessed us with a quiz to help us all find our queso soulmate. Because we all know that this Valentine’s Day, a date with queso > a date with a dude.
THREE new quesos are hitting the menu today! pic.twitter.com/hyS70xYK6N
— Moe’sSouthwestGrill (@Moes_HQ) January 30, 2018
What to look out for…
A rare lunar event, called a super blue blood moon (yes, it’s just as intense as it sounds), that hasn’t been seen since 1866 will take place tonight. Here’s everything you need to know to catch it:
What do you get when you have a supermoon, which also happens to be the 2nd full Moon of the month, passing through Earth’s shadow during a total lunar eclipse? A Super Blue Blood Moon! Catch this lunar trifecta coming our way on Jan. 31: https://t.co/v5TLJfyx7j pic.twitter.com/UIldc8B0HK
— NASA (@NASA) January 30, 2018