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That’s A Wrap: The Biggest Stories You Need to Know Going Into The Week

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UFL chapter.

Whether you were asleep at the switch or just need a solid recap of the biggest news events of last week that will surely carry over to the headlines this week, HC UFL’s newest series, That’s A Wrap, has you covered. Here are the headlines you should definitely know:

Sunday, March 10:

Monday, March 11:

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Post she isn’t in favor of impeaching President Trump. She said, “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Tuesday, March 12:

  • The FBI announces that 50 people took part in a scheme in order to enroll their children into college, an operation being called Operation Varsity Blues. These schemes included cheating on standardized tests or bribing college coaches and school officials to accept students as college athletes (even if the student in question never played the sport). Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are two of the individuals facing charges.
  • An Australian judge sentences Cardinal George Pell to six years in prison for sexually abusing two boys, reports the Associated Press. He is the most senior Catholic official and the first bishop to be found guilty in a criminal court for sexually abusing minors
  • A federal appeals court in Ohio upheld and a state anti-abortion law, which blocks public funding for Planned Parenthood, according to The Washington Post.

Wednesday, March 13:   

Thursday, March 14:

Friday, March 15:

  • 50 people were killed and 36 were hospitalized in a terrorist attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
  • President Trump issues his first veto, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.
  • A landslide in northern China killed seven people and left 13 others missing.

Saturday, March 16:

  • The Washington state Senate passed a bill this week that would drop President Trump from the state’s 2020 presidential ballot until he releases his tax returns.

Sunday, March 17:


Stay tuned next Monday for That’s A Wrap! In the meantime, connect with Her Campus UFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cassidy Hopson is a junior at the University of Florida majoring in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @CassidyHopson.
Darcy Schild is a University of Florida junior majoring in journalism. She's the Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus UFL and was previously a Her Campus national section editor. She spent Summer 2017 as an Editorial Intern at HC headquarters in Boston, where she oversaw the "How She Got There" section and wrote and edited feature articles and news blogs. She also helped create the weekly Her Campus Instagram Story series, Informed AF. Follow her on Twitter and on her blog, The Darcy Diaries.