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Short week, short KICs

Jenson Mahr

Happy Friday, Panthers. Aren’t you glad we have two short weeks and a long break? After enjoying your last day of school for this week, make sure to check out this week’s KICs. This week includes two strangers tackling a hit and run suspect, a new pill for postpartum depression , Savannah celebrating its 200th St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a bill being passed to ban TikTok.

World – Two heroes apprehend hit and run suspect, families of the victim speak up

On March 11, 2024, it was reported that 83-year-old Richard “Dick” Waugh was the victim of a hit and run, which took his life. 

Two strangers saw the hit and run occur, and while the police were being called, they took action before the suspect could run. They tackled him, and the police took care of the rest. Richard’s family spoke out and explained that they will forever cherish him and all the memories they made.

Justice was served when Juan Terriquez, age 29, was arrested. He faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash, and DUI. 

National – New answer to postpartum depression causes issues with insurance coverage

A new prescription pill for postpartum depression has been developed. However, with lack of support from many insurance companies, and the price being very expensive, availability is limited. 

The new drug, Zuranolone, has taken the place of Brexanone, which became available in 2019. The issue with the distribution of Zuranolone is that many doctors believe it is too strong to use on mothers suffering from intense depression. Many want patients to go through therapy or other forms of support before trying the drug. 

Currently, only one major insurer, Centene, has a policy for Zuranolone, but with constant support from mothers and many others, the likelihood of the drug achieving success is increasing. Zuranolone is still available and can be bought, but with its price it may deter some people.

State – Savannah celebrates its 200th St. Patrick’s Day parade

Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, has planned a supersized celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. Over the years, the parade has become one of the most popular, with thousands of people showing up to watch. 

More than 18,000 hotel rooms have been occupied for the celebration this upcoming weekend. The parade will consist of Savannah’s earliest Irish immigrants marching from the City Hotel near the riverfront, to Savannah’s first Roman Catholic Church to attend a special service. Shamrock-covered floats, pipe and drum bands, and military units will be marching down the street on March 17. 

What began as a small group in 1824 meeting to hear a sermon has since then flourished into one of the biggest street parties in the south between Mardi Gras and spring break in Florida.

Politics – Bill passed to ban TikTok 

A bill seeking to ban TikTok in the United States passed in the House of Representatives. This bill could lead to banning TikTok from American users, unless the Chinese company decides to sell it. 352 representatives voted for the ban, and 65 voted against it.

TikTok’s fate is in the hands of the Senate now and will decide whether or not to ban TikTok. TikTok contains a massive power of influencing young people. 

For the past years, Trump has supported the ban of TikTok from the beginning. Others argue that the government is trying to ban 170 million TikTok users from their rights to free expression. TikTok CEO Shou Chew has made attempts to block the ban.

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