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The Rendezvous: Your Weekly Review in a Few

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Apr 23, 2016
The Rendezvous: Your Weekly Review in a Few

Happy weekend! The Rendezvous is back and here to deliver you this week’s headlines. Skim before brunch or before seeing that know-it-all friend of yours this weekend. You can thank me later.

We All Scream for Climate Change!

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On Earth Day, April 22nd, 171 world leaders met at the UN Headquarters to sign a historic climate change deal. This is the largest number of countries to ever sign onto an international agreement on a single day, which means the mistreatment of the earth is something we can ALL agree on. The goal of this deal is for each country to emit fewer greenhouse gases, and slow the rise in global temperatures over time. Next comes the tricky part. Each country has to submit progress reports on how they are going to meet these goals. We have a few ideas.

Who Runs the World? Girls!

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NPR

It’s a big win for women everywhere! Harriet Tubman is ousting Andrew Jackson to be the new face of the $20 bill. Harriet Tubman, an African-American Union spy during the Civil War, is the first woman to be honored on paper currency since Martha Washington’s portrait briefly graced the $1 silver certificate in the late 19th century. Tubman isn’t the only one who made it on to the mula. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Sojourner Truth will all be on the back of the $10 bill. All of these ladies played an integral role in getting women’s rights.  On the back of the $5 bill will be Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr! Without these heroic historical figures, America would not be what it is today.

Long Live the Prince!

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Splash News

Our hearts are heavy from the news of the beloved musical genius Prince’s death. According to a press release, deputies arrived at Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m. and found Prince unresponsive in the elevator. After CPR attempts were unsuccessful, he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. The cause of death is unclear, but it was noted that he was hospitalized with the flu a few days prior. America is in mourning and paying their respects loudly, and will be for some time.  Rest in Peace Prince Rogers Nelson, you will be missed!

WINTER IS COMING… THIS WEEKEND!

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IMDB

The cult favorite, Game of Thrones returns for its sixth season on HBO this Sunday. Jon Snow is last seen full of dagger holes, Tyrion Lannister is in charge at Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen is exiled to Dothrakiville, and Arya Stark is blind in Braavos. So there is a lot of splanin’ to do. If you aren’t all caught up, you have this weekend to do your GOT binging because you know the Internet will be buzzing with spoilers.

Pass It Over

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It’s 2016 and marijuana is now kosher! According to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, consuming marijuana for medical reasons is kosher for Passover, after he was presented with cannabis leaves and told that they have a ‘healing’ smell. Among Ashkenazi Jews, the drug would be considered to be a member of the kitniyot – a group of legumes and grains which are forbidden during the festival of Passover, including rice, peas and lentils. But not anymore! Passover starts tonight at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The Seder dinner will taste extra good this year.