What’s Happening In The World


Foran’s Environmental club participating in a beach clean up. Photo courtesy of fhsenviclub on Instagram.

Annabelle Farrell, Staff Writer

        Towards the end of the year, there has been more news than ever, with the many topics concerning the president, environmental issues, and the upcoming election next year. With everything occurring at once, it is easy to miss. So, here are the three main topics. 

        Earlier this year on July 25, 2019, President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and pressed him to investigate the American Democratic Party. This included former Vice President Joe Biden, who is the president’s current rival in the upcoming election. In the later month of January, there will be a vote in the Senate on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. 

        Also in the news recently, is the ever-changing environmental issues. Many are questioning bigger companies about the use of issues like fossil fuels and plastic. The government and the United Nations have combined to start The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the  United Nations Environment.

        Students at Foran are making their best effort to help the environment. “I do things to help the environment but I still feel I’m not doing enough. I’m in the environmental club, I often walk through my neighborhood to pick up trash, and I’m a vegetarian because of the environmental impact on the meat industry,” stated sophomore Rylee Tondora. Many recognize climate change as a real struggle and an issue with impact. 

        Less than a year away will be the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, November third, 2019. The current President Trump has another four year-term left, so he will be campaigning again. Currently, there are 15 Democrats and three Republicans left, as 24 Democrats and four Republicans have dropped out of the race. Even though many students at Foran are not able to vote, they do what they can to get involved. 

        As the year comes to a close, many would say that 2019  has been eventful. “I think the environment is continuously going to get worse so long as humans don’t change their ways and help the earth become cleaner,” stated junior Lily Cummings-Danehy.