Friday: sports ensue after winter break, Dylann Roof sentenced to death

This week: wins, losses for soccer and basketball

Boys’ varsity soccer lost in their home game against Royal Wednesday, Jan. 11, with a score of 1-6. Girls’ varsity soccer won in their away game against Royal the same day, with a score of 2-1.

Boys’ varsity basketball won in their home game against Royal Wednesday, Jan. 11. The score was 75-54. They will play an away game against Moorpark today, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ varsity soccer will play a home game against Moorpark today, Jan. 13, at 6:45 p.m. Additionally, junior varsity will play a home game, and boys’ varsity will play an away game, against Moorpark. Both will take place today at 6:45 p.m.

Next week: Awareness Week

Awareness Week will be hosted by Advanced Peer Counseling all of next week.

Beyond Oak Park: Dylann Roof sentenced to death for white-supremacist mass shooting

White supremacist Dylann Roof, 22, was recently sentenced to death for a mass shooting he conducted at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church June 17, 2015. Nine parishioners were killed in the shooting. The church is the oldest African-American congregation in the South. Family members of the victims responded with both anger and sympathy. “I wanted to hate you, God, I wanted to hate you, but my faith told me no,” Bethane Middleton Brown, the sister of victim Depayne Middleton Doctor, said Wednesday, Jan. 11. Read more from Reuters.

More beyond Oak Park:

  • The Justice Department Inspector General opened an inquiry into pre-election actions by the department and the FBI Jan. 12. The investigation came in response to claims that the FBI actions in the weeks before the election were politically motivated and cost Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the election. Read more at the Washington Post.
  • Outrage toward South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has increased as recent claims of the government blacklisting artists have surfaced. The blacklists were a remnant of South Korea’s old dictatorial government, and listed artists are targeted and persecuted by the government, often unable to display their works. Read more at the New York Times.