Thursday Briefing – Week of Feb. 5, 2015

By Erica Abbott
February 6, 2015

Joey Rettino / Managing Editor
Joey Rettino / Managing Editor

Winter Storm Juno Jan. 27

Just because the tri-state area didn’t receive the hyped up fury of Snowmageddon, doesn’t mean the New England area did not. New England received the brunt of a blizzard last week, which shut down street parking and schools. Not only did the region receive a bombardment of snow, but some areas even saw hurricane-like winds and power outages. In other coastal areas, flooding become a major problem and the Massachusetts National Guard even had to evacuate some residents. Although certain areas broke their snowfall records, travel bans were lifted later Tuesday evening.

Humans of New York Jan. 29

New York blogger Brandon Stanton took a photo of one Mott Hall Bridges Academy student, Vidal. When asked who influences him most in life, Vidal responded that it is his principal, Ms. Lopez. His answer catalyzed a movement: in less than five days, a fundraising campaign for the disadvantaged youth raised more than $1 million. These funds will go toward trips for the students to visit Harvard and enough funds have been raised for 10-years of trips. The campaign closes Feb. 5.

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Creative Commons

Measles Jan. 30

In the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland, parents who choose not to vaccinate their child are speaking out on their decisions. 15 years ago, cases of measles were contained. But now as more parents choose not to vaccinate, new cases are emerging around the country, as well as concern for the number of people that could be exposed.

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Erica Abbott

Hi my name is Erica Abbott and I am the News Editor for the Loquitur this year. I am currently a junior Communication major, Spanish minor. I am also a social buzz editorial intern with Business 2 Community. I am very interested in the arts, social media, photography and writing.

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