King Street Chronicle

…of the week

February 20, 2017
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Trend of the Week: Winter Velvet Accessories

Stella McCartney velvet bag Photo: Sylvia Haghjoo via

Kendall Jenner wearing a black velvet choker Photo: GC Images

Gigi Hadid wearing red velvet booties Photo via

“Velvet […] is one fabric associated with festive dressing that can actually work post-December 31. That’s because it’s rare to find a trend that can take so many forms: whether it’s a hand-held clutch completing a going-out look, or a bold-hued dress that serves as a statement-making focal point. Plus, the fact that the fabric is so versatile means it’s not just another fad you won’t get proper wear out of.” – Text source:
Compiled by Emily Coster, Opinions Editor and Podcast Editor
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Book of the Week: Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day by Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman

Sherpas are an essential part of Westerners’ successes in climbing the Himalaya, but their stories are often overlooked. This gripping book reveals, for the first time, the story of the two Sherpas who survived K2’s deadliest day that killed eleven climbers, giving one of the most dramatic stories in mountaineering history a new perspective.
Compiled by Pau Barbosa, Features Editor
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Recipe of the week: Churro Ice Cream Sandwich
These tasty desserts will not disappoint, mixing the classic Italian dessert with the simple ice cream sandwich we all love. To learn more about how to make this delicious treat please view Buzzfeed’s video recipe tutorial located below.
Compiled by Elisabeth Hall, News Editor and Photo Editor
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Game of the week:
George Washington defeated Duquesne 77 to 70 Sunday February 19. Making 12 out of 26 of their three-pointers, the George Washington Colonials were able to out score the Dukes for the majority of the game outside the paint.
Compiled by Grace Mather, Sports & Health Editor
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TV show of the week: 
Fresh Off the Boat

Based on Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name “Fresh off the Boat” takes a humorous look at the experience of an immigrant in America. Eddie, along with his parents and two brothers, relocated to suburban Orlando from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. Eddie’s father Louis pursues the American dream by opening a western-themed restaurant named Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse. Meanwhile, Eddie and the rest of his family attempt to acclimate to their new surroundings.
Compiled by Nadia Zuaiter, Social Media Content Editor and Co-Podcast Editor
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Environmental Fact of the Week:
The New York State Assembly yesterday approved legislation that would prohibit New York City from instituting a five cent fee on most plastic bags distributed at bodegas and grocery stores. The vote, 122-15, is yet another blow to the fee’s defenders on the City Council, who have argued for years that charging for plastic could cut down on the nearly 10 billion non-recyclable bags that clog sewer drains and adorn trees each year, and, according to advocates, are hauled out of the city as trash for an estimated $12.5 million annually. Source:
Compiled by Christina Weiler, Arts and Entertainment Editor
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Cute of the week:

Complied by Kristen Davis, Content Editor
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Quote of the week:
“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” – Vaclav Havel
Compiled by Elizabeth Bachmann, Content Editor
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Destination of the week:   Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is located in the center of Italy and is famed for its Renaissance art and literature, the Apennine Mountains, and scattered olive groves and vineyards. Currently located in Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is Michelangelo’s “David” statue, a piece created between 1501 and 1504. Reaching 14 feet tall, the marble statue depicts the Biblical hero David. This figure receives over a million visitors each year.
Compiled by Elisabeth Hall, News Editor and Photo Editor

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