Here at CollegeCandy, we love to keep you updated on what’s going on in the world. That includes everything from the economy to world news to Lindsay Lohan’s new hair color. We’re sad to say that our updates on current events aren’t always so cheerful, and that goes for this week especially. Once again, we’d like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families and friends. Read on for updates about the shooting, as well as this week’s other top stories.
President Obama visited Aurora, Colorado, to offer his condolences to the community after the shooting that claimed 12 lives and wounded 58. The shooting took place at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Star Christian Bale has released a statement expressing his grief and saying that his “heart goes out” to the victims and their families.
The woman who was removed as den leader of her son’s Boy Scout Troop because she is a lesbian has delivered a petition to the organization’s headquarters calling for her reinstatement.
Around two dozen people were injured after they walked over hot coals as part of a self-improvement seminar led by Tony Robbins.
The drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has reached its halfway point. According to the deadline set by President Obama, 23,000 troops must be sent home by September 30.
Reports of forced abortions have brought new attention to China’s population control policy, which limits most couples to only one child. A new movement has begun to pressure the government into repealing the law.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins became the first British cyclist to win the famed Tour de France on Sunday.
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin on July 27!
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This video of Australian runner Michelle Jenneke dominating in the hurdles at the Junior World Championships is all over the internet… but not because of her amazing performance. It’s her warmup dance moves that have people remixing the footage to 80s music (oh, YouTube). Check it out and see what you think.
Garnet is a student at Columbia University in New York City. She is “that person” who starts dancing at a party when everyone else is standing around, and if there were a Facebook stalking Olympics, she would be a gold medalist. She also loves cheesy 90s music, and almost died of happiness when Vanilla Ice retweeted her. Once. Follow her on Twitter @garnethenderson.