News Briefs: Nov. 17


In China, 400 pages of documents describing how officials forced Muslim minorities into internment camps were leaked to the public. The documents show top Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping, demanded the creation of internment camps. The documents reveal strategies for officials to explain citizens’ disappearances including the answer “They’re in a training school set up by the government.”

The Leonids meteor shower lights up the sky tonight and tomorrow, according to the New York Times. Typically active between Nov. 6 and Nov. 30, the Leonids hits its peak Nov. 17. The New York Times says: “The Leonids are one of the most dazzling meteor showers and every few decades it produces a meteor storm where more than 1,000 meteors can been seen an hour.”

A new German law requires all school-aged children to receive a measles vaccine. German law requires children six years old and under to attend school. Students and their parents must show proof of vaccination. The law will go into effect in March. The New York Times reports German health officials recorded 501 cases of measles this year.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the managing editor for the Collegian. I grew up in Colby, Kansas. I am a sophomore studying journalism with minors in leadership studies and English. I value quality news coverage and believe that communication is a vital part of solving problems. When I have free time, I like to spend time with friends and family or be outdoors with a good book.