The News at a Glance

March 27, 2023

The News at a Glance: Your Wayne Valley Journalism Class wants to keep you informed so here is a brief wrap up of current events to keep you in the know!


National News

  • The chief executive of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, faced questions from Congress about the app’s ties to China. The U.S. is considering a ban on the app due to concerns about its ability to spy on our country and influence people, especially the youth.
  • The U.S. experienced the second-biggest bank failure in its history when Silicon Valley Bank collapsed.


World News

  • According to a new U.N. climate report, the Earth is likely to hit a critical warming threshold — 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, by approximately 2035.
  • Protests have have erupted in Paris due to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the country’s retirement age. Workers are upset because Macron pushed the plan through without a full parliamentary vote. Garbage filled sidewalks, fires, and vandalism have all disrupted life in Paris.


Sports and Entertainment News

  • Actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued over a skiing collision in 2016. Terry Sanderson, 76, claims he has suffered physical, mental and emotional injuries from the accident. Both Paltrow and Sanderson have given differing accounts.
  • March Madness – Miami has joined Florida Atlantic, UConn and San Diego State in the Final Four.


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