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384.22 // Rumours Surrounding the Nodal Prizes

You know what time of year it is, when prominent scientists throughout the galaxy go out to get a new haircut and buy a new set of clothes. It is time for the annual Nodal Prizes!

The prize is not only the pinnacle of achievement in science, it also comes with enough prize credits to buy a small moon. We know this because Reyus Dean, winner of last year’s prize in economics, did exactly that. The actual credits awarded is a closely guarded secret, but from Dean’s “moonastic” purchase we all know that it is ga-lactic!

This year, however, the chemists in academia may save themselves the haircut. Rumours has it that the Nodal Prize in Chemistry will not go to one of the major research institutions on the core planets. No, if the rumour is true, a young student at a Jedi temple may find themselves in an unusual situation and with a lot of credits. If this happens, it will be the first time that the chemistry prize is awarded outside of academia. Ever.

This rumour has obviously got a lot of mixed reactions from people throughout the galaxy. A lot of people feel that this signals a fresh initiative from the Nodal committee. But some of the scientists we spoke to feel that the Nodal Prizes should only be given to individuals who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of true knowledge. If it is awarded to the Jedi, it would signal an endorsement of a particular set of religious views and ancient pseudoscience. Eric Waterhole from the Wideland Institute of Science and Technology said that “it would be a major disaster,” and “[he] cannot see how the committee could ever gain the trust of scientists again if they make this clearly politically motivated move. The Nodal Prize should not be a platform for political propaganda.”

The entrepreneur Alkur Nodal of Glee Anselm started several galactic companies throughout his career, including Artek Technologies, Omniware and Uplift Me. After his unfortunate early death during a visit to one of his mining companies in 322 ABY, his widowed wife, Eefie Nodal, established the Nodal Foundation and donated their entire fortune to it with the explicit purpose of funding a series of awards to living scientists throughout the galaxy who had made “an unusual and noteworthy breakthrough in their field”.

384.11 // Adapt. Survive. Thrive

Citizens of Corellia are today thanking the Jedi Order, after they successfully thwarted an abduction operation led by a band of highly trained mercenaries. The mercenary group known as “The Shattered Stars’ were targeting a pair of twins in Coronet due to be taken to be taken to the Order to begin training, however under the protection of the Order not only was safe passage given to the children, all members of the Shattered Stars were taken alive. It appears after being initially taken off guard by the targeting of force sensitive children, the Jedi Order has adapted and implemented new protocols and it appears to be working for them.

However, whilst the Order seem to have the situation in hand, there are reports of other children beginning to go missing in other force sensitive cultures. It was confirmed that Twi Mor, a young Omwati due to begin his training to become an Omwati shaman, was taken from the planet Omwat. There has also been unconfirmed reports from the ancient world of Haruun Kal of a missing child.

384.07 // Welcome to the Order

The Jedi Council would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest initiates Emma Vilume and Marek Izu. as well as our new transfer student, Timo Kuhn to the Order. You have all taken your first steps on a long journey which will be both challenging and enlightening. Listen well to your mentors, teachers and fellow students and you will do well.

Welcome to the Order.

The Jedi Council.

383.25 // A Threat to Tradition

Hosnian Prime, popular location and birthplace of the annual contest ‘Aptitude in the Galaxy’, closes its gates!

Upon demand of the people, worrying about the safety of their own children, the youth talent show is being cancelled effective 383.25.

This, of course, has stirred up the world of show business, as the popular contest was a means of discovery for many aspiring actors, actresses and singers around the Galaxy.

Host of the annual event, Giffy Connel had the following to say:

“It is unacceptable, outrageous and unthinkable! It falls down to authorities, of any given planet, to reinforce their own people. We should feel safe in our homes, our worlds! Not threatened about what may befall us! This is a sad day for the Galaxy. This is a sad day for Art and Culture.”

One cannot help but wonder about the developments that the future holds. For Hosnian Prime, and the Galaxy itself.

It was Jothralta Uert, and this was Galaxy News.

383.22 // Terrorists attempt Ship-Crash on Contruum!

At the scene of a historic Diplomatic occasion between the clans Fett and Jendri over a disputed child kidnapping, the Republic Government building’s fifty-fourth floor was attacked by a violent scene of terror, in which an unmanned Republic Shuttle crashed onto the open balcony in what authorities believe to be an attempted murder of the clan leaders or Jedi envoys.

The Queen Mother of Hapes, Zenobia II, is reportedly disgusted by the Republic’s “harboring and dignification of terrorists, plunderers and murderers.” In response, the Queen Mother has expelled Republic Diplomats, and in response the Republic’s Chief of Foreign Affairs, Mul Naan has stated: “The Republic’s interests lie in protecting Republic territory.”

Contruum Police Forces name a group of Hapan so-called radicals and Imperialists, ‘Our Mother’, as the prime suspects in the attack.