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Weekly Links: Olympics Edition

Mirai Nagasu, Black Panther, and more in this week's news.

Photo Credit Emilio Zipf

Photo Credit Emilio Zipf

Kira Downs, Section Editor

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Welcome to Telstar’s Weekly Links, a weekly segment in which we share some of the week’s most relevant news, on a national and local scale.

–The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics are already off to a tremendous start for team USA. 17 year old Chloe Kim and veteran Shaun White earned gold in their snowboarding competitions, and figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics.

–Long anticipated Marvel movie Black Panther premieres on February 16th. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o, is considered a breakthrough for black representation in superhero movies and is projected to be the biggest February opening ever.

–The official portraits for Barack and Michelle Obama in the National Portrait Gallery were unveiled on February 12th.

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About the Contributors
Kira Downs, Section Editor
I’m Kira Downs, a 12th grade Telstar Writer. I am a lover of books, coffee, and striped shirts. If you’re wondering who smells like chlorine in your class, it’s probably me.
Emilio Zipf, Staff
I am Emilio Zipf, a senior at Satellite High School. I write articles about student life which includes new trends, things that go on, and literally anything else. In my free time I like to run, and grow out my afro.  
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