Em’s Weekend Recap 12/18

12/18/17 Em’s Weekend Recap – Em is half of the Em & Claire morning show heard on 91.7 WEEM. 


This past weekend has been a fairly successful one in every aspect of entertainment. Today, we are going to take a look at the newest updates in movies, music, news and all things Pendleton.



This past weekend, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has earned $220 million this opening weekend and that’s just in the US. It’s earned $450 million worldwide, second only to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015. As the movie continues to be in theaters, critics estimate it will earn plenty over $2 billion. Other movies coming out are expected to earn a lot in the box office as well, including the “Jumanji” revival coming out December 20, “The Greatest Showman” also coming out December 20, and “Pitch Perfect 3” coming out December 21.


Entertainment and Music:

This past weekend, Taylor Swift released a new app that allows her fans to communicate with each other and Taylor, called “The Swift Life.” Eminem held a pop-up restaurant in Detroit this weekend called “Mom’s Spaghetti.” “A Christmas Story Live” premiered yesterday on channel 13, as is tradition around this time of year. The show had tremendous success and some critics have said it was a “nice revival of a Christmas classic.”

In music the Billboard Top 100 has released this week’s rankings, the top 10 being “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran at the number 1 spot, followed by “Rockstar” by Post Malone, “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Gucci Gang” by Lil Pump, “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons, “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith, “No Limit” by G-Eazy, “Bad at Love” by Halsey, “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B, and at number 10 is “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5.


National News:

In national news, California wildfires are still raging, but firefighters have been able to save thousands of residences and even more people. They’ve also been able to hold back the flames from advancing much further than they already have. Read the rest of the story here.

Over 300 Royal Caribbean passengers have come down with a stomach virus. The virus is a gastro-intestinal illness that could be caused by many things, most likely food. This is not the first time that Royal Caribbean passengers have come down with similar illnesses. Read the story here.


All Things Pendleton:

This past weekend in Arabian Athletics was a huge success. In Arabians Basketball, the boys beat Lawrence Central High School 53-50 due to a buzzer-beater by senior, Trent Miller. This is the second Saturday in a row that Miller has helped the team win with a buzzer-beating shot. Arabian Wrestling finished 1st place in the Madison County Tournament at Anderson on Saturday. There were several undefeated wrestlers at the tournament for the Arabians, including: freshman, Jared Brown, senior, Elijah Bauer, and juniors, Jace Longere, Derek Sikorski, Caleb Gibson, and Tremor Bynum. Bynum also was deemed Most Outstanding Wrestler at the meet. Here is this week’s schedule:

  • Tuesday:
    • Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs Pike; 6p
  • Wednesday:
    • Boys JV and Varsity Basketball @ Hamilton Southeastern; 6p
  • Thursday:
    • Wrestling @ Anderson; 6p
  • Friday and Saturday:
    • Wrestling @ North Montgomery Holiday Duels; 9a Friday, 8:30a Saturday


This week is also finals week for all PHHS students. Finals schedule is:

  • Wednesday:
    • Periods 1, 3, 6
  • Thursday:
    • Periods 2, 4
  • Friday:
    • Periods 5, 7

On Friday, periods 4 and 5 will switch places, meaning that what lunch a student has will depend on who their 4th period teacher is. After this week, al SMCSC students will be on Winter Break until January 8. On the 8th, classes will begin at normal time unless otherwise told by the schoolboard.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!!