Round-Up Friday- Week of September 2, 2016

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine Smashes against Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas

Over the week, what began as tropical depression nine officially strengthened into a Tropical Storm steaming back towards Florida and officially made landfall in Florida as a Hurricane late Thursday night/early Friday morning. The storm is expected to hit Georgia and the Carolinas during the weekend, and was deemed as a “life-threatening” situation by Florida Governor Rick Scott. It was the first Hurricane to make landfall in 11 years.

Donald Trump visits Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Controversy Ensues

Wednesday brought forth a historic meeting between Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and Enrique Pena Nieto, the current President of Mexico. While the meeting was meant to be seen as a diplomatic move, there was still controversy when discussing the building of the wall and who would be paying for it. The controversy began when Trump incited remarks about Mexican Immigrants that were seen by many as racist.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s being pulled off market due to exploding battery

Samsung announced the recall of nearly 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on Friday morning, due to the reporting of exploding batteries during the charging of the phone. The company also said that they would prepare replacement phones for those that have already been sold. The phone costs around $850, which is due and expected to be a major setback for one of the largest phone-making companies in the world.

Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem Dilemma continues, to nation’s chagrin

San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick made worldwide news at the beginning of the week for refusing to stand for the National Anthem of the U.S., citing the exploitation and racism against Black Americans as his reason for not supporting the anthem and not standing up for it. He once again refused to stand for the national anthem on Thursday, again reigniting the controversy surrounding his actions. Many football players have commented in protest of Kaepernick’s actions, saying that they have to respect the flag.