SUMMER IN REVIEW

JULIA R. ’20

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June

10-12 Protests in Hong Kong escalate violently while demonstrating against the proposed extradition bill, allowing authorities to extradite people in Hong Kong to places they do not have extradition agreements with, especially mainland China

30 President Trump and Kim Jong-un meet in North Korea, the first time a sitting U.S. president has done so, to discuss nuclear and trade deals

School

22 GSL trips fly to China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Tanzania, and Thailand

24 Summer school begins

 

July

7 US women’s national soccer team wins the World Cup, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 

10 Yazmin Juárez gives testimony to a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee–hers is another tale of the horrific conditions of immigrant detention centers.

19 Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Macklemore buy into the ownership of the Seattle Sounders; Avengers: Endgame surpasses Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time 

23 Pro-Brexit Boris Johnson announced as the next British Prime Minister following anti-Brexit Theresa May

26 In Trump v. Sierra Club, the Supreme Court lifts the freeze on approximately $2.5 billion from the Pentagon, which allows Trump to begin building sections of a border wall with Mexico

28 4 killed and 12 injured in Gilroy, CA during the Gilroy Garlic Festival

30 & 31 The second Democratic presidential debates are held in Detroit, MI

School

8 Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP) begins

22 GSL trips return to Seattle

 

August

3 22 killed and 34 injured in a Hispanophobic shooting in El Paso, TX at a Walmart

4 A gunman kills 9 and injures 27 in Dayton, OH outside a bar

10 Jeffrey Epstein, convicted pedophile, dies by suicide

School

2 Summer school and LEEP conclude 

14-26 2nd GSL opportunity runs 

 

September (School)

3 Freshman/new student orientation

4 First day of school!