Bwoglines: Doing Your Civic Duty Edition
Written by Sarah Harty
Happening Around The World: What isn’t happening in Saudi Arabia right now? Dozens of princes and other powerful men with ties to the royal family are facing charges of corruption, “their planes grounded and their assets seized”. However, government corruption is pretty much a fact of life in Saudi Arabia, so many are viewing this as simply a power grab by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (BBC)
Happening In The US: Ever been excited about jury duty? Probably not, but some lucky Chicagoans were when former President Barack Obama reported at the Daley Center Wednesday morning. Congratulations on showing more patriotism than our current POTUS. (BBC)
Happening In NYC: Tuesday’s election revived some hopes for democracy after Democrats gained big wins in New Jersey and Virginia, but New Yorkers didn’t show the same fervor – only 21.7% of the city’s registered voters showed up to the polls. Come on, we can do better than that. (NY Daily News)
Happening At Columbia: Head to Diana LL103 at 7PM for “Treyf at CU: A Workshop on Anti-Semitism”, wherein Treyf podcast hosts Sam Bick and David Zinman will be discussing the framework of how we view Anti-Semitism in North America, and how it can be adjusted to include intersectional voices.
Overseen: About 15 five-hour energy bottles making their home in a Butler desk. To the owner: I mean, you do you, but also – are you ok???