VIDEO: Ginsburg remembered at U.S. Capitol

Ginsburg died on September 18 from pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C.

Ginsburg Funeral

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer honored the late Supreme Court justice on Friday in a fitting fashion. CNN photo

Chris LeFall, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Friday.

Ginsburg died on September 18 from pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C.

 An honorary service, which is usually held for senators, representatives, and presidents, followed a week in which the public was able to view her body. The clerks from her office lined the steps and eulogies of admiration were delivered from colleagues such as Chief Justice John Roberts.

The service was covered in this week’s edition of Newscene, the award-winning student-produced weekly newscast.

Republicans are moving frantically to fill her vacant seat with the November election coming up soon.

President Trump plans to name a nominee Saturday.

In other news:

Biden, Trump face off: Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will face off in the first of three presidential debates at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. It will be held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

According to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who will moderate the debate, topics will include the candidates’ records, the economy and choosing a successor for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 Gas cars out: In a historic environmental executive order, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the phasing out of the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035.

The order allows for the continued sale of used vehicles but aims to reduce the state’s further contributions to carbon emissions. 

Triton scandal: In a situation heavily reminiscent of last year’s college admissions scandal, a state audit reveals one applicant was accepted to UCSD due to their connection to a member of the Tritons athletic board. 

The discovery was part of a larger report involving 63 additional applicants within the University of California system.

The applicant was not identified in the report, which only stated they were the child of a family friend of a Tritons coach. The unnamed coach used his influence to accept the applicant, who otherwise would have not been accepted into UCSD.

Emmys viewership low: The Emmys came and went relatively unnoticed this year, with only 6.1 million viewers last Sunday, making it the least viewed ceremony in history.

Despite low viewership, fans of the show Schitt’s Creek were excited to hear about their favorite comedy series taking home seven Emmy Award nominations, including honors for directing, acting and best comedy series.

Newscene multimedia journalists Devon Doane, Joel Garcia, Benjamin Guadarrama and Sandi Masori contributed to this report.