Then again, it's hard for days to get worse than this

Reasons why these days are not the best days:

Parts of the world are at risk from nuclear fallout. Yet another fun/terrifying way to use Google Earth. (Fast Company/Arcade Fire)

Columbia dramatically scales back its new public school for those affected by its multi-billion-dollar expansion, angering residents. Does this surprise you? (DNAinfo)

NYU’s hawk Bobby was spotted reading amNew York. (City Room)

A transgender group, Together Columbia, is considering pursuing legal action against Columbia for its recent decision to reinstate ROTC. (Spec)

Today is “Gang Initiation Day.” Stay inside and eat your peeps. (Gothamist)

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