Uloop Morning Scoop: Girls in the Boy Scouts, Puerto Rico and this Harvard Sophomore is a better poet that you

By Uloop Staff on October 12, 2017

Hey Thursday, you’re not the weekend, but you kinda look like it. First things first, here’s the Uloop Morning Scoop for October 12, 2017. Everything you need to know to get informed for a full day on campus. :

Puerto Rico still without power, death toll rises

Almost three weeks after Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, the majority of the island is still without power and the death toll has risen to 45.

CNN reports, “The recovery has moved slowly since Maria struck the US territory on September 20, leaving most of the island without basic services such as power and running water, according to residents, relief workers and local elected officials.”

Acting US Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will make her second visit to Puerto Rico Thursday, just as hospitals start to run low on medical supplies and fuel. In addition, some local residents and officials expect the death toll to rise.


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Girls will able to join the Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 74 in Rapid City (2019110222)

The Boy Scouts of America might be getting some new members next year (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

In what the Associated Press calls “momentous policy shift,” the Boy Scouts of America will permit girls to join next year.

“The Boy Scouts have undergone major changes in the past five years, agreeing to accept openly gay youth members and adult volunteers, as well as transgender boys,” reports the AP. “The expansion of girls’ participation, announced Wednesday after unanimous approval by the organization’s board of directors, is arguably the biggest change yet, potentially opening the way for hundreds of thousands of girls to join.”



The Cleveland Indians won’t be pulling a Chicago Cubs and winning the World Series this year…



Small college struggles with national spotlight after quarterback kicked off the team for anthem protest

Campus of Albright College (Image: Albright College Twitter)

At Albright College in Pennsylvania, there has been plenty of attention focused on the school recently.

“Gyree Durante, a former back-up quarterback at Division III Alrbright College in Reading, Penn., was cut after he knelt during the national anthem last Saturday afternoon. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the decision to cut him was because he went against “a unified decision,” reads a report in SB Nation. 

The Reading Eagle reports that students at the school are struggling with the attention.

“Abby Lehman, 21, said that the coach had to make a tough decision, but she thought it was unreasonable that Durante lost his spot on the team, and she was disappointed about the negative media attention the incident garnered in national news outlets.

‘We’ve been in the news for a lot of the wrong reasons, unfortunately,’ she said, referring to an incident last September in which an Albright student dressed in blackface made disparaging remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement in a Snapchat video.”

Read the full story here.

America’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate is a harvard sophomore

Amanda Gorman, Harvard Class of 2020 (Image: Amanda Gorman)

And Uloop’s Natalia Kolenko got an inclusive interview with Amanda Gorman.

It’s part of our weekly column, A Peek Inside the Ivy, which takes a look at the happenings across all the Ivy League schools. Where the students are just like you, except, you know, they go to an Ivy League school.

Read all the columns here.


That’s for today, hope you are feeling full of knowledge. Go do Thursday now, k? 

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