Abstract representation of the temperature in my dorm room (2017, Colorized)

Happening around the World: North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile to reach the west coast of the US, according to Russian officials who visited Pyongyang on October 2-6. In a report by Russia’s RIA news agency, Russian lawmakers said that “their mood is rather belligerent.” Understatement of the year. (Reuters)

Happening in the US: The Trump administration has allowed employers citing religions reasons to deny contraceptive access, through its Friday rollback of a Obamacare birth control mandate. According to a study commissioned by the Obama administration, the mandate provided contraceptives without co-payments to more than 55 million women – hundreds of thousands of these women, including those of low-income backgrounds, could lose coverage. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: If your dorm decor still lacks that “it” factor, a Brooklyn startup has begun selling a subway countdown clock as home decor. Aptly called NYC Train Sign, the company aims to provide both utility and nostalgia for residents “who love New York City and NYC living,” according to Director of Sales Dara Denney. Prices start from $159. (Curbed)

Happening on Campus: Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is hosting a free open house, starting right now and ending at 4! The open house includes dynamic exhibits such as “Anticipating Earthquakes,” “Changing Ice, Changing Coastlines,” and “Climate and Life.” Free shuttle buses are provided, meeting on 120th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway, in front of Teachers College) every fifteen minutes until 1:15 pm today.

A Yahoo Answers question for your reading pleasure/intellectual fodder:


Overseen: On the windows of Lerner. In the October humidity, what better way to beat the heat than to chill with Bwog?


Sun via Pixabay