The Kings and Trump — a weekend news update

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It’s been another eventful weekend both on campus and in the world. In case you missed it, here is your weekend news update.

Campus News

  • More than 3,000 people flocked to Res/Rec to see acclaimed author Stephen King and son Owen tout their collaborative novel “Sleeping Beauties.” The father-son duo read excerpts from their work and then engaged in a Q&A session.
  • Dancers, authentic music and food filled Jefferson Plaza Saturday afternoon for a Mexican Independence Day celebration, sponsored by Latinx Student Association.
  • NCC students had a chance to see firsthand what downtown Naperville has to offer during the Taste of Naperville event in Wentz Hall Saturday evening.

U.S. and World News

  • A country music fest on the Las Vegas Strip was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history when a gunman in a nearby hotel opened fire on the crowds below. At least 59 were killed and as many as 500 more were wounded.
  • In the face of growing criticism for the delayed response to help a devastated Puerto Rico, President Trump offered assurance in an untraditional manner: a golf trophy. Speaking at his golf resort in New Jersey, Trump said: “On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people — if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control — Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them. And we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love — a part of our great state, really part of our great nation.”
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