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Week in Review: John McCain, Catholic Scandals, and New iPhones

Week in Review: John McCain, Catholic Scandals, and New iPhones

 Photo from the   New York Times .

Photo from the New York Times.

This week in review was written by Editor-in-Chief Stephen. Read his bio.

Welcome to Week in Review, a segment we write every Friday detailing the most important stories you may have missed. We summarize the events and give you links for further reading. Each week, an editor or guest will take over this segment, giving their personal spin on the Week in Review based on their interests. This week we focus on Mr. McCain, the scandal surrounding the Catholic Church, and new iPhones?

  1. Whether or not you voted for Mr. McCain in his contention for presidency or voted him into the Senate, there seems to be a consensus that Senator McCain was a respected member of the government who could see both sides. Throughout the week, Mr. McCain’s funeral procession visited multiple locations in Phoenix and plans to end at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The New York Times has an article detailing the funeral and McCain’s view on Trump. There is also a photo journalism piece following the procession.
  2. We’re all still waiting on Pope Francis to make a statement on the accusations of covering up a church sex abuse scandal. You can read the full history of that here in a Washington Post article by the Associate Press. Chicago’s own Cardinal Blase Cupich decided to respond, saying “’The Pope has a bigger agenda,’ Cardinal Cupich said. ‘He's got to get on with other things, of talking about the environment and protecting migrants and carrying on the work of the church. We're not going to go down a rabbit hole on this’” (NBCChicago). You can hear more of the Cardinal’s responses defending the Pope and about the scandal in general in the linked NBC Chicago articles.

  3. New iPhones? In more uplifting news, Apple just sent out their invitations for a keynote on Thursday, September 12 of this year. It is likely that they will announce their highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s iPhone X. I doubt the price will be cheaper. Will you spring for the latest and greatest from Apple, or will you try out last year’s technology?
    Read more.

  4. Finally, welcome back, North Parkers!
    And for the new first-year students, we hope that you discover how you can learn, grow, and get involved on campus. I know that everyone says it, but the more that you can integrate on your campus, the more likely it is you’ll get to know new people, know your professors, and feel at home while you attend school. There’s so much more to do than classes at North Park.

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