Wild week in news

Yuri-Grace Ohashi, Jacob Hunt, and Valen Yeager

Friday was 11/11, so make a wish. One thing you can’t wish away, however, is this past week. In an election that will go down in history for generations to come, a political outsider swept up the presidency, leaving people from both parties in shock over one of the greatest political upsets. Those on the right side of the aisle woke up on the right side of the bed, while those who lean left were left in disappointment. We’re here to give you the lowdown on the week… surprises, excitement, and all.

Clinton is cleared by the FBI…again (11/7)

On Sunday, FBI director told lawmakers that the FBI did not find any more information on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. The case had been reopened only a little more than a week before that, which makes lots of people suspicious and uncertain that all of the new evidence brought to the investigation could have been thoroughly reviewed by the FBI in that small period of time.

This investigation has haunted Clinton in her campaign for the presidency, making some voters find her untrustworthy. As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, Clinton lost the election to candidate Donald Trump, who was also not very trustworthy to some voters. One of Trump’s campaign promises was to put Clinton in jail due to the scandal, but since the investigation is closed again, this seems unlikely to happen.

Shooting on Election Day (11/8)

During the 2016 presidential election, there was a shooting between police and an unidentified male at one of the polling stations located in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa, specifically near the Memorial Park on Orange Avenue. The shooter, who was equipped with an assault rifle, got into a standoff with police after he had killed one person, and during the standoff, two bystanders got into the mix and got injured. According to an article from “USA Today,” both of the bystanders are in critical condition.

Several hours after killing the first victim, the unidentified shooter was killed, either by the police or by his own hand. As of now, there seems to be no connection between the election and the shooting, but it did cause two of the nearby polling stations to close down. Shutting down the two polling stations would not make a significant difference in the election, as the Los Angeles Metropolitan area still leaned strongly toward Hillary Clinton.

Hail to the (New) Chief (11/9)

In the early hours around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump pulled off a shocking upset, becoming the 45th president elect of the U.S. Most polls predicted a distinct Hillary Clinton win leading up to election day on Nov. 8, however, the so-called “silent majority” among American voters seemed to trump the competition. The businessman officially began his campaign 17 months ago, but most citizens were skeptical of his seriousness in running. Trump ran his campaign on the promise that he would “Make America Great Again,” claiming that “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Trump said at his New York City rally following Clinton’s concession.

Clinton gave her concession to Trump through a phone call after he hit the magical 270 electoral votes, congratulating him on his victory. This election, however, wasn’t simply a Republican victory in the presidential race. The party captured a majority in both houses of Congress once again, uniting both the executive and legislative branches.

Men in Black: Aliens Attacked? (11/10)

Universal Studios Orlando staff member, Leopoldo Buenaventura, passed away this past Tuesday morning. He was working as the technician for the Men in Black: Aliens Attack ride in Universal Studios. Tuesday morning, however, a fellow staff member found Buenaventura dead in the rafters of the ride. After discovering the body, the staff member contacted the local fire station, who arrived on the scene at 2:23 a.m. Buenaventura was then taken to the hospital and later received an autopsy. The cause of death has not been released, but Universal officials say it was not due to the attraction.

The 2016 Election: Aftermath (11/11)

After voting in its 45th president Tuesday night, the United States has responded in positive and negative ways.  All over the country, anti-Trump supporters have responded to his election in an uproar. Protests have broken out in cities all over the U.S. including Portland, Ore. and Los Angeles. The protests are mainly violent, however, some protests have used peaceful ideals. The violent ones have resulted in the destruction of hundreds of shops and attacks on several people. In one inference, a protester kicked the window of a bank in Portland, destroying the glass .

Even though the election has created its downsides, there have been positive reports as well.  The stock market has increased significantly due to Trump’s election. Before Trump was determined the winner, a majority of the country had been preparing for gun control.  Gun control is the illegalization of arms, however, Trump’s election shows that gun control will not occur given Trump’s stance on it. This has allowed for stock in arms to increase. Other conservative supported stock has also increased in accordance to Trump’s election. One huge product that has shown stock growth is the Epipen. Before Trump’s election the product received negative press, but now it has increased stock eight percent.