It was a big week for political and entertainment news. And on top of it all, it was Toni Morrison’s birthday! So a big happy birthday to one of the greatest writers of our time. Now, for this week's update, here are your prominent post-its:
1. To Grammy's House We Go
Monday night hosted the 58th Grammy Awards. The biggest names in music arrived all glammed up and ready to fake happy-clap for winning artists. The most notable winners were Bruno Mars, who won song of the year for Uptown Funk and Taylor Swift, who won album of the year for 1989. Swift became the first woman in Grammy history to win the category twice. In her speech she sent a message to young women around the world *cough* and Kanye *cough* to own their success and not let anyone take it away from them. Get it girl! Adele especially needed some encouragement after her spotty performance. What was supposed to be her big return to the Grammy stage became a big flop when technological issues caused a lackluster affair. It’s okay, we’re not going to be singing ‘goodbye’ to you anytime soon!
2. Donald Trump And The Pope Walk Into A Bar
While the Pope was saying a prayer for the people who have been killed trying to cross the Mexican-American boarder, he was asked for his thoughts on Donald Trump’s immigration policy. He responded by saying Trump's ideology isn't Christian. So basically it feels like Trump just got unofficial excommunicated, which doesn’t seem to bother him. He believes the Pope has made a big mistake. HUGE. It’ll be interesting to see what his conservative Christian base has to say about this, especially with the next primary just around the corner.
3. The Olympics Of Pain: Marathon Style
Sunday hosted the hottest LA Marathon on record, but the true story lies in the day before, when the elite runners competed for six coveted spots, 3 men and 3 women, on the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team. 364 runners started with high hopes that they would pull off the big win, but only 254 of them finished. The last person to cross the finish line has been deemed “The Fastest Stoner” due to his lifestyle choices and the fact that he once set the record for the fastest half marathon at 65 minutes back in 2013. But your winners who will be representing the U.S.A. in Rio are, for the men: Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward, and for the women: Amy Cragg, Des Linden, Shalane Flanagan. Congratulations to all! Now let’s go destroy the competition!
4. Cuban Cigars For Everyone!
For once there is positive political news this week! Go team! For his second term in office, President Obama has made a point to strengthen America’s relationship with Cuba in order to improve the lives of the Cuban people. Last year he reopened their American embassy and now it has been announced that sanctions will be lifted and he’s scheduled a visit to the country next month. This will be the first time in 80 years that an American President will take a trip to Cuba. See, now that Beyonce vacationed in Cuba, everyone wants to go. This is why people think everything Beyonce touches is blessed.
5. An Apple A Day Keeps The Government Away, For Now
The US government is asking Apple to make a program that will unlock any Apple device so that they can get into the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. It seems the company has taken a note from Taylor Swift because they penned a letter to their customers describing the government’s demands and how they aren’t interested in putting so many people’s information at risk. Creating such a program would be too high of a security risk if it were to get into the wrong hands. So they are putting their foot down, much to the FBI’s dismay. Cue the android owner peanut gallery.
That is our roundup of the most prominent news that hit the stands this week! We hope you have an amazing weekend and join us here again next Friday for another rendition of our Prominent Post-Its.
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