Gooooood morning, Columbia! Rise and shine! I know everybody is just as excited about this week as I am. And by that I mean I’m not excited at all, dear God let me sleep, I just want some peace and quiet, etc. Here are today’s top announcements.
Happening in the nation: 1984, a dystopian novel written by George Orwell in 1949, is currently at the top of Amazon’s Books Bestseller List. It appears as though the general public has finally made the association between Orwell’s fraudulent, manipulative, and horrifying state known as Oceania and Trump’s America. (Amazon)
Happening in NYC: Yesterday, thousands filled Battery Park in a mass protest against President Trump’s immigration ban. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, all spoke at the rally, emphasizing their opposition to President Trump’s new policy. (CBS New York)
Happening on campus: Happy Bid Day! Today, hundreds of Barnumbria girls will receive bids from their favorite sororities after a long recruitment weekend. So, if you hear endless screaming and crying coming from Lerner Satow while you’re trying to enjoy your Ferris lunch in peace, you’ll know why. They’re just celebrating their newfound bestsisterfriendsforeveromgalphadeltaomegapibetaforever.
Overseen/Overheard: “You come up quite a bit in our ESC groupme.” Hmmmm… I wonder who the lucky individual is.
To kick off your week:
Photo via Open Culture.