By Torilynn Qualls |Staff Writer|
Oct. 26: Saudi Arabian Women Protest No Female Drivers Ban
Saudi Arabian women protest the country’s undocumented ban of female drivers by getting behind the wheel.
Although there is no law against female drivers in place, the authorities refuse to issue drivers licenses to female drivers, stated CBS News.
A Saudi Arabian women posted videos of themselves driving on YouTube in an act of protest; authorities claimed they would arrest any women they caught driving.
“I admire these women’s bravery to go against their country in order to equalize their rights,” said student Jasmine Sandoval.
Oct. 29: Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later: Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast just one year ago, this super storm resulted in 147 fatalities and $50 billion in damage.Eight months after the storm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) finally released their new flood zone maps allowing residents in towns such as Breezy Point, New Jersey to rebuild.However, residents now have to raise their homes, some up to six feet, in order to qualify for flood insurance.Some residents also have to battle with their insurance agencies that denied insurance claims because houses were destroyed by electrical fires and not water.
Oct. 29: Google builds Four-Story “Google Glass” Factory on SF Bay: Google is building a new “Google Glass” marketing facility on a barge off of Treasure Island in San Francisco.
Google’s plan is to move the barge into the San Francisco Bay, allowing the four-story structure to stay afloat.
However Google has not attained the necessary permits to move the barge to the San Francisco Bay.
To receive a permit Google will have to convince the city that the building will be able to achieve something in the water that it couldn’t on land, said KPIX-5.
Oct. 30: Red Sox win 2013 World Series against Cardinals: The Boston Red Sox are named the 2013 World Series Champions after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six.This was the Red Sox’s first World Series victory at Fenway Park since Babe Ruth’s 1918 team.Second Basemen Dustin Pedroia told the NY Times, “We wanted to do something special and make everybody happy and proud, because of what happened to this city earlier this year.”
Sunlight through the world’s largest solar mirrors has been brought to Rjukan, a Norwegian town.
Rjukan is nestled within a valley; in the winter months the sun’s highest peak does not reach over the mountains surrounding the town resulting in six months of darkness.
After 100 years the town has been able to install these solar mirrors and have programmed them to follow the sun throughout the day for it’s light to reflect back on the town.
“This is a great step forward for solar energy projects that hopefully we can start implementing all around the world,” said student Megan Beltran
Oct. 30: Never Before Seen Star Wars Footage Goes Viral
Never before seen “Star Wars” footage purchased on eBay.
Charlie Owen, an avid “Star Wars” collector, sent in the winning bid of $700 for a rare laser disk that had 30 minutes of unseen “Episode VI: Revenge of the Sith” footage. Owen told CBS News, “I’ll probably have to get a lock box for it now. I wouldn’t sell it. I am a collector. I’m not in it to make any money.”
Instead, Owen has decided to post clips of the footage on his Facebook fan page “Return of the Jedi Long Lost Edit Droid Laserdisc Discovered” for all “Star Wars” fans.