Post written by Abby Hopkins
If you haven’t been up to date on the current news, Elon Musk is possibly facing a lawsuit and when I say possibly, I mean he definitely is.
Let me backtrack for the people who aren’t up to date on the situation. Musk is currently facing a lawsuit involving the SEC. As stated by an article by CNN Tech, “The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla's CEO on Thursday for making "false and misleading" statements to investors. It's asking a federal judge to prevent Musk from serving as an officer or a director of a public company, among other penalties.” This was all set off by a simple tweet that Musk posted August 7th that stated “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” However the SEC stated that he had not actually secured the funding. In light of the lawsuit as a whole, especially with the Tesla stocks going down by 11% because of the tweet, Musk abandoned the plan to take Tesla private less than three weeks after he first tweeted about it. He later said his "funding secured" comment was based on talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, which he said had urged him to take the company private and offered to increase its investment in Tesla. The worst case scenario for this situation is that the Tesla stocks could go down by so much more and he could even lose the CEO spot for good because of the lawsuit stating that he cannot be a director of any public company.
Let’s be real here, stating what he stated originally on twitter was not the best idea at all. Especially when the SEC got involved, in my opinion, he should have came out with the truth and apologized for what he said so it didn’t become this huge disaster that it ended up being.
Post written by Joshua Caldwell
The nerds are gathering for the gaming system taking over Nintendo's handheld systems, The Switch. At E3 Nintendo announced a multitude of games coming out on the Switch ranging from Dark Souls, Skyrim, Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu and Eevee, and Octopath Traveler. These games are paving the way for Nintendo's most bought hand-held in years and not only that but the game creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has come up with the ultimate fighting game that has branched from the Nintendo 64 all the way to The Switch. The game is called Super Smash Bros. this game puts classic Nintendo All-stars a chance to show who is the better all in one game. It started off small with only a few characters and fewer unlockable characters, but this game soon grew into one of the most popular competitive game of all time. And again worlds will collide in the new Smash game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this game shows us all of the characters that joined in previous games such as Ice Climbers and Solid Snake. Not only that but also brings in some new faces such as Ridley, Daisy, King K. Rool, and Simon Belmont from Castlevania. The game comes out December 7, 2018 on The Switch and everyone believes that this will truly be the ultimate Super Smash Bros. game.
Post written by Bradley Reber
Hello everyone! This is Bradley Reber of Hoodie Buddies and News director of WPPB The Pulse. Normally the news articles would be posted on Fridays but this week is special just like this post. Florence is heading fast (at least the state that we are in) and we can't stress enough to be safe out there if you are in any of the states involved. Currently Florence is a category four storm. I would like to wish everyone on the southeast coast good luck with the storm. I would like everyone to read and prepare with this list for Storm Preparedness.