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News Roundup: Week of Dec. 4

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing from the week of Dec. 4, 2023. 


Kyle McCord enters transfer portal

On Monday, Dec. 4, Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord entered the transfer portal, according to an ESPN press release. McCord was with the Buckeyes for two years behind the starting quarterback, C.J. Stroud, who now plays for the Houston Texans; McCord was the OSU starting QB throughout this past season. 

“I’m extremely thankful for my time at Ohio State. Playing in the scarlet and gray was truly an honor,” McCord wrote in a post on X. 


UNLV shooting

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, a gunman killed three and critically wounded another at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to an Associated Press release. The gunman had previously worked at East Carolina University before unsuccessfully seeking employment at UNLV. The gunman died in a shootout with police. 

Big MLB moves

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the San Diego Padres traded Juan Soto to the New York Yankees, according to an ESPN press release. Soto joins the talented Yankee outfield composed of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. 

On Saturday, Dec. 9, Shohei Ohtani agreed to a 10-year, $700 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to an ESPN press release


Mounting Israeli offensive in Gaza

Overnight into Thursday, Dec. 7, Israeli forces struck southern Gaza in another strong offensive, according to an Associated Press release

The United Nations Security-General, António Guterres, has called for a humanitarian ceasefire. 

“The parties to the conflict—and, indeed, the international community—face an immediate and fundamental responsibility: to stop the inhuman collective suffering and dramatically expand humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Guterres said in a U.N. press release. 


NASA announces Greenhouse Gas Center

On Monday, Dec. 4, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration unveiled the United States Greenhouse Gas center, which will serve as a hub for data collection, information technology, missions and other work to protect the environment, according to a NASA press release

“NASA data is essential to making the changes needed on the ground to protect our climate,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said. “We’re bringing space to Earth to benefit communities across the country.”

Alexis Lewis


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