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Weekly Links: Kendrick Lamar Edition

Barbara Bush, Starbucks, and more in this week's news

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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.

 

Rapper Kendrick Lamar made history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for an album. Lamar received this award for his fourth studio album, “DAMN.” “It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way,” stated Dana Canedy, the administrator of the prizes. “This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers.”

 

Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985, with a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds, powering through powerful wind and cold rain.

 

Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at 92 on Tuesday, April 17th, after declaring that she would be ceasing the use of medical assistance.

 

Starbucks has declared that they will be closing more than 8,000 stores across the country on May 29th for racial sensitivity training after the arrest of two black men waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia store. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities,” Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

 

ABC News broadcast an interview with former FBI director James Comey in which he lambasted President Trump over various scandals and actions. “Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country,” Comey stated. “The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”

 

Beyoncé headlined Coachella in California on Saturday night, April 14th, delivering a widely acclaimed performance. The New York Times stated that “There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year, or any year soon, than Beyoncé’s headlining set.”

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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...

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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...

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