⏱Ke$ha vs the US Government
90 Second News Issue #41
Happy Sunday everyone! Take a moment to enjoy this weekend before it’s gone. Sundays have a habit of seemingly only lasting 5 minutes.
0:06- Seniors are electing to take time off
Based on an analysis into financial aid applications, it appears as though high school seniors are contemplating skipping college or taking a gap year at a rate not seen in decades. As of November 27th, FAFSA applications were down more than 17% YoY, meaning that less than 1/4th of all seniors have filled out the forms. This prompted Bill DeBaun, director of data and evaluation at NCAN, a nonprofit organization focused on closing equity gaps in higher education, to declare the trends, “alarming.”
0:29- TikTok on the clock, but the party don’t stop
The deadline set by the US government requiring a forced sale of TikTok expired on Friday. . . but was not enforced. Earlier this week, the US Treasury department informed TikTok’s parent company ByteDance that they wouldn’t face any fines or punishments because they’re currently in the middle of negotiations. People familiar with the matter said that the planned sale will likely take place sometime before the end of January 2021.
0:47- So who’s going to get the vaccine first?
With Covid vaccines in the news seemingly every day, the question of who will receive the vaccine first has been in high contention. Experts have narrowed it down to two main groups: the elderly or frontline workers. Dr. Scott, the former FDA commissioner said, “If your goal is to maximize the preservation of human life,then you would bias the vaccine towards older Americans. If your goal is to reduce the rate of infection, then you would prioritize essential workers.” An official recommendation will come from the CDC soon.
1:10- Three quick stories to get you started for the day:
Mulan is now free to watch with any Disney+ subscription as the streaming giant removed the $30 paywall.
NYC is no longer among the most expensive real estate in the United States, as none of the Big Apple’s zip codes were among the top 10 most expensive
NBA star DeMar DeRozan came face to face with an intruder in his house, and managed to chase him out. . . only for the intruder to come back an hour later, get arrested, and tell the cops that he thought he was in Kylie Jenner’s house.
Have a great rest of your day, and we’ll see you tomorrow bright and early!
-The 90 Second News Team
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