Happening Around the World: Over 300 people have been killed after a 7.3 earthquake hit the northern region of Iran yesterday. With an additional 7,000 injured individuals, this is now the deadliest earthquake of 2017, with most of the damage being done in the Kermanshah Province. (BBC)
Happening in the US: In an interview recently conducted, former Vice President Joe Biden revealed that he would have never agreed to replace Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee during the 2016 election. This news comes just weeks after his confirmation of running for President during the 2020 campaign cycle. (Washington Post)
Happening in NYC: Good news – public education in NYC is seeing a boost in effort through the means of parents. In a recently conducted study, family outreach programs as well as a genuine interest for their child’s education has significantly increased parental involvement in their child’s public school education. With more parents attending parent-teacher conferences and school-based workshops than ever, this is a positive trend that will hopefully incite good change. (NY Daily News)
Happening on Campus: Columbia’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Blood Drive Campaign is today! Come to the Roone Arledge Auditorium from 9 AM to 1:30 PM to donate blood or learn about cancer-related issues that scientists are trying to solve today!
Overseen on Campus: The final remnants of Spirit Halloween lying all over the sidewalk. Where will these items go? What will become of Spirit Halloween? We may never know.
Trashy remains via Bwog Staff