Sunday Night Wrapup: Debates and Baseball

No doubt that most of you are drained from all the midterms and papers you’ve been having to get through. But, you have no excuses now because of the three day weekend (thank you, Christopher Columbus). It’s likely that you missed a lot of the week’s going ons because of the workload (or, for the lucky few, relaxation), so here’s what went down this weekend:

  • The Presidential Debate was this past Wednesday and the general consensus among political commentators is that Governor Mitt Romney won. Even those that think that he didn’t win the debate admit that he surprised everyone by avoiding any gaffes and articulating some clear points. Look forward to the Vice Presidential debate on October 11.
  • The NBA released a video that explains what a “flop” is. In case you haven’t heard, the league is taking steps to stop players from exaggerating contact in order to draw calls. There’s some disagreement over how effective this program will be, but something needs to be done and this is a step in the right direction for most basketball enthusiasts.
  • Stop hatin’ on Leo’s! They’ve apparently corrected their health-code violations that have been causing quite a stir on campus. You can take someone else’s burger order without worrying about what else is in it now.
  • The baseball post-season is here! The Nationals will be taking on the Cardinals at tomorrow at 4:37 p.m. in St. Louis and at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday in D.C. — leggo Nats!

Sunday Night Wrapup: Nats Lose, Nicki Wins

With Dis-Orientation this weekend, it’s safe to guess that the senior class doesn’t have a clue what’s going on in the news. For the class of 2013 (and everybody else out there), here’s the Sunday Night Wrapup to bring you up to speed.

  • Prince Harry was confirmed safe in Afghanistan this Friday after there was a Taliban attack on an airstrip close to Camp Bastion, the base where he is currently stationed with the British Army. Sadly, two U.S. marines stationed at Camp Leatherneck were killed during the attack.
  • Unfortunately, the Nationals lost both of their games against the Braves this weekend, 1-2 on Friday and 4-5 on Saturday. However, the Nationals currently lead the National League East by 6.5 games.
  • New judges for American Idol were officially announced this Sunday! Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and Mariah Carey will be taking seats behind the judges’ table for season 12, which starts on Sunday.
  • With only a week until the Emmys, everyone should begin to plan their viewing party. Check out the nominations and see if any of your favorite shows are in the running. Who will win? Will there be any upsets? We’ll just have to wait and see.