Weekly News Wrap-Up

Co-News Editor Vivian Polgreen discusses Ketanji Brown Jackson, four day school weeks and other top stories you might have missed this week.

Hi! I’m Vivian Polgreen, Online News Co-Editor, and today I’m filling in for Audrey, who is representing West Side Story at the national journalism convention in Los Angeles. Today I’ll be bringing you news from the world, the US, Iowa, West High, and some wacky fun news to top it all off. Let’s get started!


A man in Germany has been vaccinated over 90 times in order to sell authentic vaccination cards to those who don’t want to get vaccinated. His name has not been released, but he is currently under investigation for document forgery.


Last night, Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court, with a vote of 53-47, becoming the first Black woman to be on the Supreme Court.


In a school board meeting last week, the Iowa City Community School District discussed transitioning to a more year-round school calendar, with a day off every Friday or every other Friday. Several school districts across the state have made this decision recently. The school board hopes that this decision will take away from the amount of material students forget over the summer and would provide more breaks throughout the school year, with a significantly shorter summer of about a month. However, no actions have been taken to approve this decision.


Thursday was the opening night of Anastasia, the musical that Theater West is producing. There will be three more shows, one tonight at 7 pm, and two on Saturday at 1 pm and 7 pm.


A small town in New Jersey celebrated its 100th birthday by collecting socks. They collected 38,743 pairs of socks, beating the world record of 37,556. All the socks collected were donated to local charities.


Thanks for watching and I’ll see you all next week!