5 Things Everyones Talking About This Week

Written by: Rachel Antony

From the Flames to unicorn frappucinos, here's what everyone's talking about this week. 

1. Flames Game Three

We thought Saturday's game was heartbreaking, but Monday night's game was something else. The Flames are not on fire, as Calgarians hoped they would be after Game 3. Everything was looking up when the Flames were leading 4-1. But things got ugly as the Ducks gained momentum. The game really took a turn when the refs made a bad call on Nate Thompson’s shoulder-high redirect midway through the third period - after a lengthy review, the goal was allowed to stand, putting the Ducks up to two. Cory Perry scored the winning goal in the first few minutes of overtime, winning the game for the Ducks 5-4. They are up again tonight in game four - a win they have to pull through if they want to continue on. It's going to be a tough run trying to end a 29-game losing string in Anaheim, but our fingers are crossed.  

2. Facebook Murder

The internet can be a terrible place, and Steve Stephens proved that on Sunday when he posted a video of himself killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland. Stephens ultimately killed himself after a two-day manhunt and police chase. The motive for the murder is unclear, but earlier Facebook videos show Stephens struggling with life problems like gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend. At Facebook's annual F8 developer's conference, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the tragedy and paid his respects to the family of Robert Godwin Sr. People have been criticizing Facebook for how long it took to take down the fatal video (more than two hours). Zuckerberg responded to those comments saying they have a lot of work to do but will do as much as they can to prevent these tragedies from happening. 

3. Uber Tip Proposal

When using taxis, customers can add extra for a tip before paying with a credit card, but currently, with Uber, you can't. On the website, it says that tips are optional and can be given in cash but no one really knows what the expectation is. New York City officials are moving towards requiring Uber to provide a tipping option like it's biggest competitor, Lyft. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive has been one of the reasons that the tipping feature, which is already built, hasn't been deployed yet. He didn't want to create friction within the Uber app user experience or make non-tippers feel guilty. However, non-tipping has been a sore point with Uber drivers who have stated they lose large amounts of money without an easy tipping option. The vote to pass the proposal in NYC will happen in July.

4. Unicorn Frappuccino

Yes, you read that right. Starbucks just launched it's latest mystical flavour of frappuccino, Unicorn. What will that taste like you ask? The magical drink is supposed to change colours and flavours as you drink it. The blended creme will start purple with swirls of blue, with a taste that is 'sweet and fruity' but after a quick stir, its colour will change to pink along with a more tart and tangy flavour. Sounds like an overload of sugar, but we know it will be Instagram worthy. 

5. Britain's Election

Britain will be heading to the polls sooner than they thought, three years sooner in fact. If Theresa May can get the support of two-thirds of Parliament, the UK will head to the polls on June 8. The Conservatives are heavily favoured in a snap vote, which May needs for the Brexit in 2019. May shouldn't be worried, the polls are in her favour and the Labour opposition is struggling under Corbyn. 49% of Britons prefer her, while just 16% prefer Corbyn. This could have an impact on the Brexit negotiations.