Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds — we’re all only human, after all.
But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)
Hurricane Maria Hits Caribbean as a Category 5 Storm
Hurricane Maria made landfall Monday night on the Caribbean with 160 mph winds, making it the record-strongest storm to hit the area, BuzzFeed News reports. Last week, Hurricane Irma left a death toll of 38 people in the region in its wake, and the damage from Maria is expected to be equally devastating. A state of emergency has been declared for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to begin disaster relief efforts in those areas.
— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) September 19, 2017
Fox News Is in Trouble (Again) Due to Sexual Assault Allegations
Conservative analyst and commentator Scottie Nell Hughes is suing Fox News claiming that the network blacklisted her after she tried to come forward with allegations that anchor Charles Payne raped her. Payne has just returned from a suspension from the network while other sexual harassment claims made against him were investigated. Meanwhile, Fox News already has two strikes against its credibility in these situations — both the network's former chairman Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly resigned last year following sexual harassment claims.
— CNN (@CNN) September 19, 2017
Despite What You May Have Heard, Reese's Cups Aren't Going Anywhere
The Internet was losing its collective mind on Monday as a fake story stating that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups will be discontinued by October 2017. If this rumor sounds way too god-awful to be true (although in fairness, 2017 has been kind of rough already), it's because it is. Thankfully, the most important candy combination ever created isn't going anywhere — and besides, if it did, there would be enough riots in the streets to make Reese's bring it back ASAP.
Someone seriously posted a fake article that @ReesesPBCups were being discontinued next month. I will not stand for that type of nonsense.
— Kimberly (@kimkonnection) September 15, 2017
What to look out for...
XOXO, it's the tenth anniversary of the premiere of Gossip Girl. And, yes, it's still totally acceptable to swoon endlessly over Chuck Bass or want to give your left arm for Blair's wardrobe.