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The Roar keeps you updated with local news, recent events and interesting stories ― everything you need to know for this week.

1. On August 13, over one hundred solidarity events were held in response to the hate-fueled rallies that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

2. On Friday, a judge forced Baylor University to surrender pieces of information regarding their current sexual assault case. Several women filed lawsuits against the university, claiming that Baylor officials ignored their sexual assault reports and allowed a rape culture to flourish within the football program. 

3. A woman turned herself in to Cameron police following the release of a surveillance video on Thursday that shows her stealing a dog from the local animal shelter. Her identity has not yet been revealed to the public. 

4. On Saturday, Tropical Depression 8 was discovered in the Western Atlantic. On Sunday, it was expected to become Tropical Storm Gert, but it was predicted that the storm would not touch the Eastern Seaboard. 

5. On August 12, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected amid much tension. His opponent called the process fraud and blamed hackers for the results and the election was quickly met with protests in the streets. 

6. On Friday, Taylor Swift succeeded in her groping trial when a judge finally threw out the lawsuit an ex-DJ had filed against her. The ex-DJ blamed Swift for the loss of his job, but no evidence that Swift was directly responsible for his termination could be found. 

7. On Monday, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation with messages on social media. According to sources, Pratt’s relatively recent rise to fame is to blame for the tension in their marriage.  

8. With football season fast approaching, San Diego State head coach Rocky Long begins to worry after three members of his team contracted chicken pox. Even with medication, the players could take up to a week to recover from the virus, and since the team spends so much time together, the three sick players risk passing the virus to others on their team. 

9. During the last race of his career, Usain Bolt fell to the ground in pain from a leg injury. As the relay anchor for Jamaica, Bolt had to make up too much lost time and was unable to pull ahead. Great Britain won the relay and Bolt suffered a disappointing end to an otherwise legendary career. 

10. The annual Harestock music festival was held in College Station from August 11-August 13. Several bands performed and 100% of the proceeds from the festival were donated to local groups such as Bikers Against Child Abuse, Beau Means Business, Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and The Great American Boxcar Charity.