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Oct

17

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Happening in the World: Remnants of Hurricane Ophelia (which has killed three people in Ireland so far) were noticeable throughout the United Kingdom as the skies turned orange, causing a flurry of apocalyptic Instragrams. Meteorologists attribute the ‘red sun phenomenon’ to dust and debris from forest fires in Iberia. (BBC)

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

Happening in the U.S: The Governor of Florida Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in advance of white supremacist Richard Spencer’s talk at the University of Florida. Officials have said this was to help local law enforcement effectively coordinate with other agencies rather than a heightened threat. (Washington Post)

Happening in NYC: NFL team owners will be meeting in New York City today to discuss the issue of  ‘taking the knee’ and will hopefully be able to reach a compromise. Colin Kaepernick started his peaceful protest against racial injustice in 2016 and the protest has since divided the nation. (BBC)

Happening On Campus: When was the last time you went to Miller Theatre? Regardless you now have an excuse to go and procrastinate as artist Lina Puerta has transformed the lobby with her new installation from her ‘Botánico Series’. Additionally, Miller Theatre will be holding a creative conversation with Puerta at 5:30pm.

Food of the Day: $12 BBQ wings at Mel’s. They’re 50 cents on a Monday. Treat yourself.

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Oct

10

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“Work Work Work Work Work Work” – Rihanna sold us a sad truth

This is a PSA! Today is the last day in which you can drop courses from your ridiculously busy schedules. Remember that class you registered for but have never actually been to? Or the class you signed up for just because the TA was cute? Well you have until 9:30pm tonight to drop it before you’re stuck with it for the entire semester.
So if you’re one of the overly ambitious earthlings here at Columbia (and let’s be honest, that’s everyone here besides me) now is your last chance to do so. Seriously, stress culture is real, save yourselves.

Oct

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Gold boxes are art and capitalism is life, welcome to 2017

Happening Around The World: Whilst we ignore impending WWIII, Tinder have launched a ‘Menprovement‘ feature. This new anti-harrasment feature called ‘reactions’ allows women to throw virtual martinis over abusive men because that’s what we all do in our heteronormative Sex & the City lives. (The Guardian)

Happening In The U.S: Mass evacuations were announced last night after wildfires broke out across California’s wine counties. The Fire Department have referred to this as one of the most destructive outbreaks California has ever seen. (BBC)

Happening In NYC: Chatroulette has been hipsterfied! Shared Studios are hosting an art exhibit in Times Square that is absolutely perfect for all you millennials out there. The interactive exhibit consists of gold shipping containers that you can enter, take selfies in, connect with people from around the world and be involved in deep discussions of identity, migration and more.

Happening On Campus: The Columbia University College Republicans are hosting Islamophobe and former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson in Lerner Hall at 8pm.  But, if controversial nationalism isn’t your cup of tea, you can pop along to a Book Talk with Alison Crossley, author of ‘Finding Feminsim’ at 5pm in 304 Barnard Hall.

Food Of The Day: Chocolate Häagen-Dazs (Yes mum, this counts as food) which is currently on sale at Morton Williams!

Oct

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Happening Around The World: Following violent clashes in Cameroon, Bamenda is on lockdown. Whilst the lockdown isn’t official, internet services have been shut down in the region and although MTN (the countries largest internet provider) cited “internet problems” as the cause many suspect that internet in the region is being deliberately blocked. (BBC) 

Kendall fix this with a pepsi please

Happening In The U.S: In the wake of yesterdays tragic events, gun and ammunition manufacturers across the United States have seen a rise of up to 3% in their shares. Economists attribute this to fears/anticipation of tighter gun control. Disturbingly these stock surges appear to be on trend, as shares rose following the tragedies of 9/11 and the San Bernardino attack. (BBC)

Happening In NYC: When flicking through your favourite festival pics, you may remember the infamous ‘Fyre Festival’ (the luxurious festival in the Bahamas promoted by models like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner) that turned out to be a cataclysmic event leaving masses of people stranded in the Bahamas. Billy McFarland, the man behind the event, pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud at Manhattan federal court earlier this week. (NY Daily News)

Happening On Campus: Want to procrastinate creatively? Head on over to a special screening of Bronx Gothic; a coming of age story that combines dance, drama and comedy in Barnard Hall at 7pm, which will be followed by an in conversation session with actress Okwui Okpokwasili and director Andrew Rossi. Alternatively, you could pop along to 418 James’ Room, Barnard, at 7pm to enjoy the Queer Awareness Month Opening Ceremony.

Food Of The Day: Looking for fuel for those late Butler nights? Grab a one dollar white chocolate, cranberry and macadamia  cookie from Nussbaum!

Overheard: 

Person 1: “F*ck, I can’t believe I have midterms already, it’s not even the middle of term”

Person 2: “Dude I know, wasn’t NSOP like..last week?”

 

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Sep

26

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Food of the Gods

Happening Around The World:  Hurricane Maria continues to decimate Puerto Rico, and although it’s due to transition into a weak storm before hitting the East Coast, millions have suffered as a result of Maria’s devastation so please consider donating your moneys or time to Hurricane Maria Relief Fund(CNN).

Happening In The U.S.: Instead of delving into the latest and arguably bleak political developments (such as North Korea accusing the U.S of declaring war and the newly opened inquiry into Jared Kushner’s emails), the FBI’s annual crime report can depress us instead. The report highlighted that the ‘violent crime’ rate in the U.S has risen for the second consecutive year. (BBC)

Happening In NYC: Four weeks in to the school year and your social life is probably on its last leg as you become overwhelmed with projects, midterms and reading. Why don’t you take a break (we can pretend you haven’t procrastinated enough already this week) and head downtown to “CHIHULY” to take some awesome insta pics! (Time Out NY)

Happening At Columbia: Are you part of the ‘pantsuit nation?’ Or just generally interested in discussing Gender Justice and Women’s leadership? If so check out the ‘Power Talk with Athena Distinguished Fellow Kavita Ramdas’ former CEO of the Global Fund for Women at 7pm, 304 Barnard Lecture Hall.

Food of The Day:  Three for a dollar garlic knots at Koronets.

Overheard:  “Yeah if we die, we die. I don’t really care. I’m not a virgin anymore so it doesn’t really matter.”

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