Happening Around The World: Women will soon be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia once the royal order is implemented in June of next year. Some strict conservatives believed that if a woman were to drive, she would damage her ovaries or be led to live a promiscuous lifestyle. Saudi leaders hope that the royal decree will help improve the reputation of Saudi Arabia overseas and also help boost their economy. (NYT)
Happening In The US: Some NFL players have recently been taking the knee during the national anthem to protest against racism and police brutality, most notably beginning with Colin Kaepernick last year. Naturally, President Trump tweeted his response. Trump criticised the NFL players by tweeting a video of Usain Bolt stopping an interview to listen to the American anthem. Twitter account, Team Jamaica, responded to Trump by rebuking him to “Please leave The Boss out of your politricks.” (Huffington Post)
Happening In NYC: This morning, a fire on the rooftop of a Bronx apartment had more than 200 firefighters. The fire was on the sixth-floor of the apartment building with smoke pouring out into the sky. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries. (Patch)
Happening At Columbia: The Great Columbia College Giveaway is happening today from 2-5pm at Lerner Ramps! There will be CC merch, sweet treats from Momofuku Milk Bar, Insomnia Cookies, and more.
Q of the Day: If Pinocchio says his nose will grow, will it grow?
Overheard: As much as I bop to Travis Scott, I wouldn’t bop out a baby with him.
Politricks via Team Jamaica