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Friday, September 22, 2023


Weekly report card: Krispy Kreme opening in Houston…eventually

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a weekly report card that the opinion desk is going to be handing out. If you have any suggestions, tweet us @thedailycougar with #TCweeklyreportcard

  1. The Pope — A
    Pope Francis visited Washington D.C. this week becoming only the fourth pope to ever visit the United States. In his first direct address to the nation, Pope Francis weighed in on issues including climate change, Cuba, marriage and immigration. Of course, social media had to capitalize on this special event. What better way to pay homage to the pope than with his personal local Snapchat filter for his arrival in Washington D.C. Pope Francis has proven to be quite humble and unique. He’s separated himself from traditional beliefs and we appreciate that. He’s a modern pope who knows how to relate to the youth – from taking selfies to being proficient in social media.

  2. Krispy Kreme Coming to Houston — B
    How many times have we heard this? The doughnut company was scheduled to open in Houston on Feb. 17, but it was delayed a of couple times because of construction and building permit approvals. But now – hopefully – we can expect them to open in October. Our only concern is that the wait has dragged on quite a bit, taking away from the anticipation. So Krispy Kreme gets an A for coming to Houston, but has to be deducted a letter-grade for being late.

  3. McDonald’s Breakfast all day — B
    Beginning Oct. 6, McDonald’s will start selling breakfast all day. This includes the McDonald’s at the Student Center. College students who enjoy sleeping in on weekends can rejoice. No more rushing to McDonald’s to get your McGriddle fix. You can now sleep in until noon and not worry about missing out on the guilty pleasure that is McDonald’s breakfast.
  4. Volkswagon emmissions — F
    Reports surfaced that Volkswagen had systematically rigged emissions tests to pass the standards for criteria air pollutants. This not only shattered Volkswagen’s environmentally friendly image, but it caused Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn to resign on Wednesday because VW needs a “fresh start”. Or, maybe because he couldn’t dig himself out of this hole. Volkswagen will also be firing three top executives, regardless of whether they knew about the cheating, by the end of the week. This includes the head of the company’s U.S. operations and top engineers at premium VW brands, Audi and Porsche. Volkswagen, you got caught cheating, and that means you automatically fail this assignment. No amount of PR will allow you to redo this assignment.

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