Happening Around the World: With Catalonia now declaring independence for itself, Spain, its jealous older brother, has decided to take control of all institutions in Catalonia in order to prevent them from successfully starting their own country. This happens after months of conflict and weeks of independence talks and referendums. (BBC)

She was taken away from us too soon… gone but not forgotten.

Happening in the US: After Trump’s antics over the past few weeks, more and more individuals are beginning to see through his bullshit. A recent joint NBC-Wall Street Journal study reports that Trump’s approval rating has hit another all-time low, with only 38% of the nation supporting him. (NBC)

Happening in NYC: The Bryant Park Winter Village is now open! A holiday tradition in the city, the park has been transformed to a winter wonderland with 176 vendors, a free ice-skating rink (rental skates require fees), and a bunch of holiday cheer. (TimeOut)

Happening on Campus: Quarto Magazine, Columbia’s literary magazine, will be holding “Heal and Resist in the Face of White Nationalism” from 8 to 11 PM in Dodge 501. This event intends to combat the College Republicans’ decision to invite Mike Cernovich onto campus as a guest speaker for their Free Speech Month. 

What I’m Listening To: Pon De Replay – Rihanna (what a throwback)

Overseen: A sad umbrella suffering under the all-day torrential downpour that scared the fuck out of this young Californian.

Umbrella in the same shape as my GPA via Bwog Staff