In Case You Missed It: Week of 3/26-3/31

March 31, 2023

The Big Red reporters comb through the news of the week to present you with five news stories you may have missed or want to learn more about. Our criteria for selecting these pieces weekly are finding stories that cover the environment, the economy, sports/pop culture and a piece of good news.



Many hotels are no longer offering daily room housekeeping services. This originally started due to Covid-19 restrictions, but even two years later, guests are still noticing this shift in hotel service. Some hotels are only doing light housekeeping every other day; while others are doing cleans of every room on a six-day cycle; and some will only clean your room if you specifically request it. The most common reason for this change is money. Either the hotel doesn’t have enough or simply wants more. Read this article to learn more:


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Breaking News

Former president Donald Trump’s indictment by a New York grand jury on March 30, 2023, has caused chaos between different political parties in many different ways. Trump is faced with more than 30 counts related to business fraud according to an investigation by the Manhattan Districts Attorney’s office. In late October of 2016, days before the presidential elections Trump paid Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair that may have occurred a decade earlier which Trump later denied. Trump is expected to make an appearance in court next Tuesday to enter a plea.


Rafael Devers | photo credit: USATSI

Sports/Entertainment/Pop Culture

The MLB introduced the pitch clock this year. The batter has until eight seconds left on the clock to get set in the batter’s box, or else it’s an automatic strike. The purpose of this is to reduce the time spent between at-bats, significantly reducing the time of the games. Yesterday during MLB’s opening day, the first victim of the new rule was Red Sox third baseman, Rafael Devers. He had two strikes on him and he did not get set in time, resulting in a called third strike and the end of his at-bat. To learn more and see the video, check out this article:


photo credit: Calvin Matttheis, Boston Globe


Recent reports have shown that the number of high school students who attend college has rapidly declined. The downturn began before the pandemic. Only 52.6% of students in Boston enrolled in college within a year after graduation, dropping 17% within 5 years. This trend is seen nationwide. It’s said that the expenses of college alone, race, and online learning all have played a part. For full details, read the article below. (login through the Hudson High School Databases)


Photo credit: Joe Vardon / The Athletic

Good News

Lebron James opens up a Starbucks in Akron, Ohio in an effort to support underprivileged kids. The LeBron James Family Foundation built a massive facility “House 330” which housed the Starbucks outlet and there are reports the foundation is planning to open up a number of stores in the facility. By the end of 2024, House Three Thirty will include a taco shop, an ice cream parlor, and a clothing store and will serve as a venue for small concerts and a place to hold wedding receptions.

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