Hump Day Update

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March 22, 2023

NCU students, we at the Northerner know it’s hard to follow anything going on in the news. There are so many different outlets, so many different stories, and it’s hard to even know what is true. We’re here to help! Starting today, every Wednesday we’ll have a curated list of news that is relevant (some what) to college students at the local, national and international levels. Each topic will have a summary but click on the link to read the full story. News made easy by your friends at the Northerner.


John Deere Dealership Burndown

Tuesday night a fire was spotted at the John Deere dealership in Madison, Minnesota. Multiple firefighters and first responders showed up in a timely fashion and after evacuating 15 homes, the fire is now under control.


 Whale Sinks Sailboat in the Pacific

Four friends set out on what they thought to be a fun adventure at sea when a whale struck their boat causing it to sink in the Pacific Ocean. Luckily, the sailors had a raft that supported the four of them. After a text to a friend, they were rescued after nine hours in the open ocean.

New Fungal Infection

Candida auris (C. auris) is the new fungus spreading throughout the U.S. It seems to only infect those who are already sick or have autoimmune disorders. For information from the CDC, click here.

Tech World Worker Cut-offs

Big tech companies, like Amazon, Meta, Twitter, etc., claimed they hired too many workers during the pandemic and now need to scale back with the uncertainty of the future economy. These are primarily white-collar workers.


“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”

A horror spin on Winnie the Pooh was canceled for showing in Hong Kong movie theaters. Although the theaters weren’t given an official reason for the cancellation, many suspect it was because of this version of Pooh’s resemblance to Xi Jinping, China’s president. 

LGBT Community Under Threat in Uganda 

A Ugandan bill was passed that imprisons anyone who identifies as LGBT, anyone who supports LGBT organizations, and anyone who publishes LGBT content. Some of these imprisonments lead to the death penalty. 30 other African countries hold similar views and legislation.


Against killing animals for food? GOOD Meat is with you, a company that artificially grows meat for consumption. The FDA gave its second approval of the meat. The company’s chicken has been sold in Singapore since 2020 but has not made its way to the U.S. yet.

Something Smells Fishy

Australia’s Darling-Baaka river is consumed with millions of dead fish after a heatwave went through the area. The dead fish has left a strong odor that has made living extremely hard. The authorities are working on removing the fish but have no estimated date for full removal at this time.

Find out what’s happening at the local, national and international levels.