Weekly News Recap

“Trump might be ridiculous for the rest of the world, but he is sane and wise man for the Taliban” stated a senior leader of the Taliban. 

This weekend senior leaders of the Taliban told reporters from CBS, that they endorse another Trump presidency. After President Trump shockingly boasted that he will have American troops pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, it was reported the Taliban celebrated. 

The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist group based in the middle east. President Trump’s campaign has declined the endorsement.

Nobel Prizes were handed out this week. So far, five have been Americans. One for literature, chemistry, physics, and two in the physiology or medicine categories. More awards will be given out this week in other categories. The first awards were given out in 1901 after the scientist/inventor Alfred Nobel. 

This week, Eddie Van Halen passed away after a long battle with cancer. He is known for his guitar playing in his rock band named Van Halen. He was 65.

Another legend lost this week was baseball’s hall of fame pitcher, Whitey Ford. Known as “The Chairman of the Board”, Ford pitched 16 seasons for the New York Yankees finally retiring in 1967 but still remained active in coaching and training activities with the team. He was 91.  

In Defiance College news, FASFA applications are now available to complete. The college is offering workshops to help students who still need to fill out their FASFA for next year. For more information visit the Finacial Aid website at http://www.defiance.edu/financial-aid/index.html  or email the financial aid office financialaid@defiance.edu 

Here are the times of the FASFA workshops happening this month. Visit the financial aid website and click the date to attend. 

October 16, 12 – 2 PM
October 22, 5 – 7 PM
October 30, 2 – 4 PM
November 13, 2 – 4 PM
November 16, 5 – 7 PM
December 11, 2 – 4 PM
December 14, 5 – 7 PM

Written by: AD Johnson

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