News Roundup 4/20/18

Photo Courtesy: Saad Qureshi

Photo Courtesy: Saad Qureshi

By: Amalia Escobedo

1. Avicii Dead at 28

Tim Bergling also known by his stage name Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday April 20, 2018. According to the New York Times, the cause of his death is unknown and still under investigation. In March 2016, Avicii had unofficially retired from the music industry due to serious health conditions he contracted while on tour. His most well-known song “Wake Me Up,” made Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, reaching 4th place. Upon retirement, he posted on his website, “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”

Source: New York Times

2. North Korea Hauls Nuclear Missile Tests

Kim Jong Un North Korea’s leader, will suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut down the test site on Saturday April 22, 2018. According to the Washington Post, the declaration came before an important meeting with Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. The meeting will be broadcast live and will take place in the “Peace House,” the first of it’s kind since the Korean War ended in 1953. South Korea’s President Moon stated, “North Korea is expressing its intention for complete denuclearization.” President Donald Trump is also set to meet with Kim Jong Un in May or early June.

Source: Washington Post

3. E. coli Warning on Romaine Lettuce

An E. coli outbreak has public health officials warning people not to buy lettuce from southwest Arizona. Any type of lettuce that cannot be identified should not be eaten and thrown away immediately. According to the Washington Post, out of the 53 people infected, 31 individuals have been hospitalized. The toxin Shiga has been found in this type of E. coli that has the potential to cause kidney failure and in the worst scenario death. The hospitalization rate from this outbreak has reached 58% since Wednesday April 18, 2018, an ultimate high compared to other E. coli cases.

Source: Washington Post

4. 12-Year-Old Kangaroo Stoned to Death in Chinese Zoo

A 12-year-old female Kangaroo died at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian Province, China, after being stoned to perform. A visitor came to the zoo and threw stones at the kangaroo to see it hop around, in turn, caused fatal internal bleeding. According to the Huffington Post, zookeepers stated, “Some adult [visitors] see the kangaroos sleeping and then pick up stones to throw at them,” purely for their entertainment. The zoo is facing allegations to take pre-measures to secure the animal’s welfare. Since the incident, the zoo only displays three kangaroos at a time and clears loose bricks and stones from the exhibit.

Source: Huffington Post

5. Hubble Telescope’s 28th Birthday Photos

On April 24, 1990, Hubble launched the Space Shuttle Discovery, embarking its journey and life of scientific discoveries. According to, Nasa and ESA release photos every April to celebrate the shuttle’s anniversary. This year, they released the Lagoon Nebula, a star birth that is 55 light years-wide and 20 light-years tall. The photo of the Nebula Lagoon includes cosmic colors of dark blues and smoky reds with glazing stars framing its outer skirts.


Amalia Escobedo