Written by: Youeal Abera, Staff Writer


Bob meets Donald

Bob Woodward has announced that he will soon produce the latest instalment of published memoirs dedicated to revealing the innermost details of U.S. President Donald Trump’s White House.

According to The Washington Post, Woodward, an associate editor at the publication, “sought an interview with President Trump as he was writing Fear, a book about Trump’s presidency”.

The Washington Post claims that Trump, in an 11-minute phone call, vehemently denied that he ever received a request for an interview with Woodward in the midst of his investigative studies. Within this same phone call, Trump admitted that Senator Lindsey Graham had informed him that Woodward wanted to talk.

Fear, the upcoming account that will encompass all of Woodward’s findings on Trump’s presidency, is set to release within the next year.

With files from The Washington Post.


Conceptions of Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee in the search for the new Supreme Court Justice, engaged in controversial behaviour while in court hearings. His manner of conduct has caused a considerable amount of commotion within the United States’ Supreme Court in the past week.

In one video, Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, can be seen openly approaching Kavanaugh with an arm extended in greeting. Instead of shaking Guttenberg’s hand, Kavanaugh gives him a blank stare, turns around, and walks away from the visibly hurt and confused gentleman.

Kavanaugh received backlash when discussing the issue of women’s reproductive rights within the United States Supreme Court. During his third day of hearings, he called contraceptives “abortion-inducing drugs.”

As a candidate for Supreme Court Justice, Kavanaugh’s conception on a wide array of social issues is set to be further dissected and assessed.

With files from Time and Global News.


An epigraph of the Canadian economy

Statistics Canada has reported that, in August of 2018, Canada’s economy “lost 51,600 net jobs [ . . . ] in a decrease that helped drive the national unemployment rate to six per cent, up from 5.8 per cent in July.”

Ontario found a unique raise in job creation within the month of July. However, this was quickly overshadowed by the mass employment loss in the following month.

Royce Mendes, the senior economist and director for CIBC Capital Markets, stated that although the labour force survey is sometimes “implausible,” “there’s certainly nothing in the report to suggest that the economy is racing ahead”

With files from CBC News.


RIP Mac Miller

On September 7, U.S. rapper Mac Miller was announced dead due to an alleged overdose. News broke out over social media, to which friends and fans shared sentiments of disbelief and hurt.

Miller’s death falls in line with a considerable amount of drug-involved deaths in the world of entertainment. This past year has included the unfortunate overdose and tragic death of rapper Lil Peep. This past decade has been afflicted with the drug-induced deaths of actors Heath Ledger and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, as well as singers Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston. With the inundation of overdoses and deaths, many have begun to discuss the profound issue of substance addiction within the music industry.

US Rapper J.Cole spoke of the issue on Twitter in the wake of Miller’s passing. He tweeted, “This is a message for anybody in this game that’s going through something. If you don’t feel right, if you feel you have a substance problem, if you need a ear to vent to. If you uncomfortable talking to people around you. Please reach out to me.”

With files from The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and The Odyssey.