Bwoglines: Wednesday Is For The Birds Edition

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It’s Wednesday, my dudes. And the second day of school, but, really, the fact that it’s Wednesday is more relevant to our misery. So why don’t you sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s edition of Bwoglines.

Happening in the world: Some eastern bloc countries of the European Union are expecting bad news from the European Court of Justice. The court is expected to reveal their decision tomorrow regarding these countries’ refusal to host relocated migrants arriving from the Middle East and North Africa, a decision which most believe will repudiate the countries. Whether these countries will actually listen to the EU’s top court is a separate issue entirely. (Reuters)

Happening in the nation: Hurricane Irma is continuing to barrel towards Puerto Rico and Florida. With 185 mile per hour winds, the hurricane is well over the threshold of level 5 categorization, though exact predictions regarding where and when Irma will make landfall are up in the air. Some counties have already begun evacuations, while others are seeing rapidly increased demand for staple goods and supplies. (CNN)

Happening in NYC: Madison Square Park will be hosting a new art exhibit entitled Whiteout. The “luminous white carpet of LED lights” will consist of hundreds of suspended orbs with LED lights contained within them. And as Gothamist points out, it does look eerily similar to Tesla’s experiments in The Prestige. (Gothamist)

Happening on campus: At the College of Physicians and Surgeons (up at Columbia Med School), acclaimed cartoonist Bob Mankoff, formerly of the New Yorker and currently and editor for Esquire, will be speaking about the intersection of humour and illness. Mankoff, among other things, has the most popular New Yorker cartoon of all time—and we know how Columbia students just love the New Yorker.

Overheard: A series of quotes from Adam Cannon’s first Intro to Java lecture of the year:

“You need a textbook because you’re insecure.”
“Everybody thinks they’re underprepared for this class and that they will do above average—that’s just a New York attitude.”
“People have hired me to do their homework before.”
“[About cheating] I do take it personally. Why else would I be trolling the internet for those people trying to find someone to do my class’ homework for them?”

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  1. Anonymous

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