Bwoglines: Academy Awards Edition
Written by Levi Cohen
Happening in the world: In “??!?!?!!!?!” news, Trump said during a Mar-a-Lago lunch with Republican donors that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent consolidation of power as “president for life” was “great” and that “maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.” He also complained about Hillary Clinton. (CNN)
Happening in the US: The 90th Academy Awards are today! Here’s a complete list of nominees. Most exciting to this Bwogger: Sufjan Stevens is performing, and his bands includes ST. VINCENT and MOSES SUMNEY. #indietakeover2018 (Vox)
Happening in the city: The trial of Yoselyn Ortega, a nanny who murdered two of the children under her care, continued on Friday with the testimony of Marina Krim, the mother of the children. Ortega has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. (New York Times)
Happening on campus: Today is the Columbia Festival of Winds! Look out later this morning for an announcement post, but if you want to jam out to some wind ensembles, general admission tickets are $15 ($5 with CUID), and the good times start at 1:00 pm in the Roone Arledge Auditorium.
Overseen: Two girls “Lady and the Tramp”-ing a JJ’s mozzarella stick.
Song of the day:
Award season via Wikimedia Commons.