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School News: Blackhawks on Broadway put on a performance of “Italian Amateur Hour.” It was a 50-minute long production full of solos, acting, and ensemble numbers. Most of the show was humorous, but with a couple of touching heartfelt solos. The entirety of the show was accompanied by piano music played by former choir director, Ms. Ridilla.
Local News: Hosted by the nonprofit La Quinta Arts Foundation, the 35th annual La Quinta Arts Festival occurred at the La Quinta Civic Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top three festivals, attendees from all over the world helped the foundation raise funds for emerging artists, allowing them to award a total of $1.23 million in college scholarships. More than 200 artists from across the country showcased their work at the festival with photography, sculptures, and paintings that were displayed and discussed.
National News: For the first time in U.S. history, the country pressed charges for cyber crimes. The criminals in question were two Russian agents for hacking over 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. This crime was also the most monumental data breach in U.S. history, as it was used to spy on the White House, military, Russian officials, and other businesses.
International News: March 8 marked International Women’s Day. In light of this, Iceland introduced new legislation for the good of women in their country. It states that businesses must prove that both sexes are receiving equal pay for equal work. Those who could afford to take a day off of work were encouraged to shop at women-owned businesses and participate in marches, while others chose to wear red to work to demonstrate solidarity.