Man on the Street: A survey of current events

Do you think you know what is making the news today?

BY LAUREN RAMSEYER
ASSISTANT EDITOR

The Troubadour took a survey of Franciscan University students concerning recent events that have been prominent in the news during the past week. Take a look to see how they answered and see if you can answer correctly.

Does Obama support or oppose a travel ban from West Africa to the U.S. due to the Ebola outbreak?

 

Students’ answers: 13 out of 21 students got this answer correct.

 

 

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Obama opposes the ban. He appointed an Ebola “czar” to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States.

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In a story released by the New York Times this week, what did U.S. Troops discover thousands of during the Iraq War that has been kept a secret until now?

 

Students’ answers: 9 out of 21 students got this answer correct.

 

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According to the New York Times’ in-depth article, U.S. troops found thousands of chemical weapons remaining from Saddam Hussein’s rule. The American government has kept it a secret – but now they believe ISIS controls the territory where these weapons of mass destruction were located.

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