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Your Weekly MJHS Briefing

Good morning!

The Golden Bear Gazette hopes you have an awesome Thursday and have had an awesome week so far!

Here is the news to keep you in the know. This week's three largest stories;


The Tennessee game against Ole Miss turned ugly when debris were thrown onto the field.

In protest of a call during the final minutes of the game by Lane Kiffin, Tennessee fans threw debris and trash onto the field.

Several Ole Miss cheerleaders were hit and Kiffin was hit by a golfball.

"It's an emotional game and fans are emotional, but you never expect something like that, to see all that stuff come flying out of the stands," Kiffin told ESPN. "I got hit with a golfball, but at least whoever threw it was smart enough to throw a dirty range ball."

With 54 seconds left, the game was delayed by about 20 minutes. After the call was verified by replay officials, fans began throwing trash and bottles onto the sidelines. Most of which were filled with liquid.

Eventually, security officers intervened and evacuated the Ole Miss sidelines. The coaches, players and cheerleaders were pushed to the center of the field until order was restored.

When the game finally resumed, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker was injured during the first play and backup Joe Milton III was pushed out of bounds four plays later during the final seconds of the game.

Administrators from both SEC and the University of Tennessee issued strongly-worded statements following the events that occurred at the game.

Donde Plowman, chancellor of UT, tweeted that she was "astonished and sickened by the behavior of some Vol fans at the end of tonight's game."

Kiffin stated that he never lobbied for the game to end as the bottles continued to be hurled from the stands.

"I just wanted to make sure our coaches and everybody on our sideline who didn't have helmets are safe," Kiffin said. "The players have helmets. My thing was, 'Let's finish this and get out of here.'"


Taylor Swift is re-releasing her album "Red."

Back in 2005, 15-year old Taylor Swift signed a deal that handed the ownership of her songs over to Big Machine records. Eventually, Taylor got into negotiations with the record label over ownership of her songs.

Taylor was unable to convince the record label to release her new songs and albums. In response Taylor demanded the rights to her past six albums. She was denied. So recently Taylor has been re-releasing all of her past albums to have ownership.

She has already re-released Fearless and Speak Now. Next up is Red.

After speculation from fans, Taylor Swift announced on social media Friday that the re-recorded of her fourth studio album, Red (Taylor's Version) will be released on November 19.

The new album will feature 30 songs and an unspecified 10-minute track.

"I've always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken. It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skip forwards and backwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice," Swift posted on Tumblr this past June.

"In the land of heartbreak moments of strength, independence and devil-may-care attitudes are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour break to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I'll be releasing is my version of Red," Swift announced.


MJHS Announces No More Temp Checks: Your Latest COVID-19 Numbers in Wilson County and Tennessee

This past Tuesday, MJHS announced that temperature checks are no longer needed, but included there is still a mask mandate.

As of Oct. 20, 2021, there were 42 new cases, with a seven-day average of 25 cases per day. For the past 14 days of positive cases known, Wilson County cases total about 490.

Wilson County has averaged 232.1 tests per day over the last 7 days and the average positive rate was 11.4%.

In all of Tennessee, there have been approximately 1.24 million cases and 15,840 deaths thus far into the pandemic.

Total amount of cases in Wilson County is 26,871, 329 deaths, 690 hospitalized and 26,215 inactive/recovered.

Vaccinations: On September 24, the Tennessee Department of Health began offering booster shots of COVID vaccine to certain populations.

The F.D.A. approved booster vaccines for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. In their considerations, they also approved a "mix and match" booster strategy with vaccinations.


In other news...

  • MJHS Golden Bear Theater presents "The Diary of Anne Frank." Tickets are live on GoFan for $10.

  • MJHS Band of Gold has a competition on Sat., Oct. 23, 2021, at MTSU which will end their season.

  • The Golden Leaf Yearbook Staff will have a spirit night tonight, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m. Students have a chance to win a free customized yearbook by turning in an eligible receipt with first and last name written on it to the raffle box in B118 Friday, Oct. 22.

  • MJHS Football plays two back-to-back home games with Hillsboro this Friday and GHHS on Oct. 29, ending their regular season. The GHHS game on Oct. 29 will also feature senior night ceremonies during the pre-game show.

  • Students will have a chance to enjoy another pep rally on Oct. 29 for the last regular season football game. This will be the second pep rally for MJHS students this school year.

  • Mrs. Sharpe announced to the Juniors during FOCUS class this past Wednesday that MJHS will be hosting a Winter formal/semi-formal dance on December 4.

  • BearTalk will return next week! Joining Hosts Yirga Habtu and Molly Harris and Podcast Editor will be Scriptwriter Paige Blackwell.


Quote of the week:

To the world you may be one person;

but to one person you may be the world.

-Dr. Seuss


Have a great rest of your week everyone and take time to relax this weekend!

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