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Fortnite has been swallowed by a black hole; October marks Learning Disability Awareness Month

Today is Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning,

Sunday afternoon, popular video game Fortnite became unplayable for unknown reasons, and the game’s entire map was replaced with a black hole, per The Verge

Around 2 p.m., rockets flew across the game’s map before colliding with a meteor. Those playing the game at the time lost control of their characters as they flew upward, and the game’s island imploded into a black hole.

Players have been unable to play the game since the event, as logging into a match will result in a screen showing the black hole with no options to play. Fortnite’s official Twitch channel has been streaming the black hole and has gathered thousands of viewers, temporarily crashing the streaming site due to excessive traffic.

The game’s downtime is rumored to bring about a new map, but nothing has been confirmed. 

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News from The Post:

October marks Learning Disability Awareness Month. (The Post)

Ohio University has seen an increase in emotional support animals on campus. (The Post)

CanterBerry Blues performed at Little Fish Brewery on Saturday. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times:

Ohio hockey’s Jimmy Thomas broke his career shutout record during the team’s Saturday game against Robert Morris-Illinois. (The Post)

Quarterback Nathan Rourke was let down by Ohio football’s defense in its game against Northern Illinois. (The Post)

Ohio soccer fell to Buffalo despite a strong second half. (The Post)

Athens Weather

The weather is finally getting chillier, as tomorrow will have clear skies with 67 degrees in the afternoon and will get down to 39 degrees in the evening. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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