Hump Day Update

April 26, 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! Every Wednesday we’ll have a curated list of news that is relevant (somewhat) 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.


Man Fights State Trooper on I-35

Yesterday afternoon, a state trooper pulled over a 29-year-old man on I-35. The trooped had to tase the man when he retaliated after being pulled over. The man was still able to get back in his car and a high-speed chase gave way. The man was eventually detained and is facing charges.

Aaron Rodgers Traded to the Jets

Vikings rival Aaron Rodgers has officially ended his Packers career and begins anew with the New York Jets for the 2024 NFL season. Funnily enough, Brett Favre also made this same switch before coming to the Vikings…not saying the Vikings will even take Rodgers, but who knows what a couple of years will bring?

New Prince Highway

Prince, the iconic Minneapolis artist, is set to have a part of Highway 5 in Chanhassen after him. The bill proposed and now sent to the Senate mandates that the title be “Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway” and that all signage be in purple. Prince recorded music in a Chanhassen home up until his passing.

Somali Music in Burnsville Music Class

Becca Buck, a music teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary, has introduced some Somali songs into her classes after noticing the big amount of English and European music in the curriculum. Then, Buck asked her students to share songs that were familiar to them and started incorporating them into her classes.


How Trump’s Wall is Hurting the Economy

When former president Donald Trump build the wall, this stopped immigrants from working in U.S. jobs (obviously). Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down and businesses everywhere are looking for workers, immigrants are a huge help in the job force.

It’s Time for Vacation!

According to a survey by The Vacationer, almost 85% of American adults are planning to take at least one vacation this summer, most likely someplace that doesn’t have any snow. Let the Northerner know what your vacation plans are!

Tucker Carlson Fired from Fox

Politician Tucker Carlson’s time at Fox News has abruptly come to an end when he was fired by the organization on Monday. Sources say that he was sexist and hostile towards his coworkers and used inappropriate language. Carlson is also facing a different lawsuit from Abby Grossberg, a former coworker, about the hostile work environment.


Kenya Starvation Cult

There were 58 bodies found by Kenyan police this past Monday in a mass grave in the forest. The bodies are suspected to be from a cult that starves themselves to get to heaven. The leader of the cult, Paul Mackenzie Nthege, was arrested by police as they continue to investigate.

South Korea’s First Lady Supports Dog Meat Ban

Kim Keon Hee, wife of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, supports the possible ban on dog meat in South Korea. Dog farmers were outraged and criticized Hee. The first lady’s support was remarked in a private conversation, but she is currently standing by what she originally said.

Norway Against Sweden’s Rocket

Sweden launched a rocket this past Monday that accidentally crash-landed in Norway after a malfunction. Norway is upset because they did not receive the proper communication. Sweden has apologized and is investigating the malfunction.

China to Intervene in Russia-Ukraine War

China is sending an envoy to Ukraine to talk about “…a possible ‘political settlement’ to Russia’s war with the country.” Formally China has stayed out of global events, but after discussions with Saudia Arabia and Iran previously this year, their leader Xi Jinping seems to be ready for more global interaction.

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