Nov

12

Bwoglines: Life Tired Edition

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This elephant looks like he to understands what Lebensmüde really means.

Happening in the World: After two years of delays, an elephant in Colombian zoo finally received surgery that will save his tusks. Hundreds of people raised money for the procedure and it took thirty people over three hours to perform a root canal on a cracked tusk.  (BBC)

Happening in the US: A Trump nominee for a federal judgeship was recently approved to the lifetime post by the Senate Judiciary Committee, despite having never tried a case in his life and being unanimously deemed “unqualified” by the American Bar Association. If confirmed by the Senate, it’s time for all of us to question whether that unpaid internship is worth it, because if you don’t need experience for a lifetime judgeship, you shouldn’t need any at all. (New York Times)

 Happening in NYC: Six days after the tragic death of a toddler in a New York City preschool, 400 child care centers in the city received a letter reminding them of guidelines for children with food allergies. It’s believed that three-year-old Elijah Silvera was given a grilled cheese sandwich, despite a severe dairy allergy. (WaPo/NY Daily News)

Happening on Campus: Sigma Delta Tau-Gamma Tau is holding their sixth annual talent show, Quest for the BeSDT, tonight at 7pm in Roone Auditorium. Come out to see over 15 campus groups, including special performances by Onyx and Raw Elementz! All proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse America, so get out of Butler and go support a good cause.

Word of the Day: Lebensmüde: German word literally meaning “life tired,” used to describe the soul-crushing angst of Romantic poets and Columbia students after they walk out of their midterms

 What a majestic boy via Wikimedia Commons

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