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That’s A Wrap: Mummies in Egypt, First All-Female Spacewalk & College Admissions Scandal

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

Monday, October 14:

– Some ISIS prisoners escaped camps in Northern Syria after U.S forces retreated.

– The Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman in her home resigned and has been arrested. 

Tuesday, October 15: 

– Vice President Mike Pence headed to Turkey for ceasefire talks. 

– The fourth Democratic debate took place with 12 candidates on stage. 

– Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, broke his silence and defended his business dealings in Ukraine. 

– Felicity Huffman began her 14-day sentence in a Northern California federal prison.

Wednesday, October 16: 

– President Trump said tensions in the Middle East between Syria and Turkey have nothing to do with the United States. 

Thursday, October 17: 

– Representative Elijah E. Cummings died in his hometown of Baltimore due to “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”

– A lawsuit filed after the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans alleged that the plans were rushed and the building was poorly designed. 

– Sallie Mae, a private student loan company, is under fire after flying some of its employees to Hawaii to celebrate $5 million in sales. 

– A new study researching baby food found that 95% of the foods tested contained toxic metals. 

Friday, October 18:

– Johnson & Johnson recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder after asbestos was found.

– Two NASA astronauts made history with the first all-female spacewalk.

Saturday, October 19:

– At a campaign rally with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders declared he was back after some health issues.  

– Researchers in Egypt unearthed 30 coffins to find perfectly preserved mummies. 

Sunday, October 20: 

– Three soldiers were killed in a military training accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

– Some of the American troops who left Syria are redeploying to Iraq in the battle against ISIS.

Stay tuned for next week’s week in review! 


Jess is a senior journalism major with a Russian minor. She loves reading and learning foreign languages, and she has an oddly strong affection for grammar. Her goal is to work in the book publishing industry after graduation where she can work with the first love of her life: books. In her spare time, she’s usually having fun with her sisters from Theta Nu Xi or doing some arts and crafts. She is co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus UFL for the 2019-2020 school year.