Five things of the week of 10/23

Evan Skaff '18, Buisiness Editor

Earl Watson Fired after Three Games

The Phoenix Suns NBA franchise have fired their head coach Earl Watson after an 0-3 start. His lifetime record is 87-142. Suns Point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted “I Don’t wanna be here” after two losing seasons and a 0-3 start. The associate head coach Jay Triano will  become the interim head coach.


First Lady Visits Michigan

First Lady Melania Trump visits Michigan in her effort to stop bullying. She is going to a middle school in a suburb of Detroit. She is promoting a program called “No One Eats Alone”, this program purpose is for no child to get left out at lunch time.


New Season Started for “The Walking Dead”  

The  new season of “The Walking Dead” has a new theme of “All out War”. This is what the end of last season foreshadowed for the beginning of this new season. The premiere is setting the stage for the rest of the show. It determines where the show is heading. Negan’s character and his troops are developing their plot for war and same with Rick and his people. The first episode of this season has a lot of tension along with a lot of foreshadowing for what’s to come.


U.S. ISIS stronghold in Raqqa

ISIS made a last stand at their last prominent military base in Raqqa, Syria. Kurdish forces were backed by the United States and started to recapture the city Tuesday. This came after Iraqi forces seized a city near Kirkuk when the Kurds left the city to fight ISIS. According to U.S. Military Officials, about 90% of ISIS forces in the city have been neutralized and the city is almost completely retaken. Few fighters still remain held up in a stadium near the edge of the city, which they had used as a prison and torture.


Kaepernick files grievance against NFL team owners

Former 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners of all the  National Football League teams for collusion. The grievance states that all the league owners “colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice.” Kaepernick has hired an attorney, Mark Geragos,who has served on some famous clients including Chris Brown. Kaepernick has an overall goal for this lawsuit. He states that he wants to be treated fairly and to possibly to return playing in the league.