9.19 things your family will want to talk about during Easter dinner
#1 No permit required for conceal and carry in Kansas
Governor Sam Brownback signed a no permit conceal and carry law into effect in Kansas. Now Kansans no longer need training to carry concealed weapons. Kansas joins 5 other states with no permit laws.
#2 Garissa University Massacre
At least 147 people died when al-Shabab militants stormed a Kenyan college near Somalia. Four gunmen were killed by security forces and one is reported to have been arrested. The militants rampaged through the campus shouting “We are al-Shabab” and targeted Christian students.
#3 Racism still a problem in colleges
Colleges around the nation are dealing with racist incidents like the one dealing with Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter. K-State saw one such incident of racism in December on the anonymous app Yik Yak.
#4 Syrian chemical weapons
Members of the U.N. Security Counsel have called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate recent allegations of chlorine used as a chemical weapon in Syria.
#5 Eggs could help reduce the chance of type 2 Diabetes
Eggs have always been a hotly debated health topic, but one study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
#6 Uber downer for Kansas
A bill is heading to Governor Sam Brownback’s desk which the ride-sharing service Uber says will push the company out of Kansas. The bill would require the company to provide insurance as soon as drivers turn on the application, whether or not they have customers.
#7 France anti-anorexia in models
France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure which would make it illegal to use anorexic models. The bill also targets those who run pro-anorexia websites. An estimated 40,000 people suffer from anorexia in France.
#8 Sweating can enhance perfume
Scientists have created a perfume delivery method which would smell better as you sweat more. The system would have fragrance trapped in liquid salt, which is odorless but would react with water or sweat and release the scent.
#9 Government trying to stop “homegrown extremists”
The FBI and the NYPD are working together to prevent homegrown extremists. The organizations arrested two women who have been studying the construction of explosive devices and claim to be citizens of the Islamic State.
#9.19 Camboda Fast and Furious campaign
A theater chain in Cambodia is apologizing for its “Fast and Furious Competition.” The competition encouraged drivers to photograph their speedometers with high speeds and post them to social media. The campaign only lasted two hours due to the number of complaints.
By: Anthony Williams