Timelines 8/3/17

Timelines 8/3/17

Russian Defense to Use Lasers to Deflect Enemy The Russian defense industry says powerful lasers on its sixth-generation fighter will be used to “burn” enemy homing systems on projectiles fired in their direction to deflect them from hitting a target. “Now we are talking about developments in the field of powered lasers that will be […]

TIMELINES 7/27/17

TIMELINES 7/27/17

Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, hung himself, taking his own life on July 20. Authorities found him in his Palos Verdes Estate. The 41-year-old rock band singer had a rough past that included sexual abuse and drug addiction. Some believe that the suicide of Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, […]

Timelines 7/20/17

Timelines 7/20/17

Nyack Library Workers Push to Unionize Nyack Library workers are seeking to unionize but the Board of Trustees has hired a law firm organizers called hostile, displaying their opposition. An election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board is scheduled on July 24 in the library’s community room as a last step to establish a union. If […]

TIMELINES 7/13/17

TIMELINES 7/13/17

Lottery for Full-Day Kindergarten On July 10, parents attended a lottery to place their children in full-day kindergarten at the North Rockland School District offices in Garnerville. The lottery was for each of the elementary schools in the district with a class size of 22 children, split between boys and girls equally. The lottery was […]

TIMELINES 7/6/17

TIMELINES 7/6/17

CNN’s Legality Over Reddit User’s Gif CNN faced backlash after implying that they would reveal the identity of the Reddit user who made an anti-CNN gif that President Trump eventually tweeted if the individual recanted an apology to the network. Some critics suggested that the network may have violated the law. Texas Senator Ted Cruz […]

TIMELINES 6/29/17

TIMELINES 6/29/17

Reaccreditation for Rockland Community College The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted reaccreditation to Rockland Community College without restrictions on June 22. This grants RCC as an accredited institution for learning for another decade. After two years of review by the college and outside evaluators, an RCC committee drafted a report that analyzed the […]