Why do these rings even exist like what does it mean? How did this become the symbol of the Olympics?

Happening Around the World: The Closing Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang occurred last night (or morning for our time zone). Highlights included the promotion of peace and a change of flags from South Korea to China to signify the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (NBC)

Happening in the US: California Democrats have refused to give an endorsement to current Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein. Opponent Kevin de León, also a Democrat, was not able to receive the endorsement either, as he did not receive over 60% of delegate votes. (CNN)

Happening in the City: After an Australian tourist contracted measles and travelled to New York City, the Department of Health is issuing a warning that this person was in contact with numerous hotels and the Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 16th to the 21st. (ScienceAlert)

Happening on Campus: Interested in museums, art, and the modern Middle East? Reem Fadda, head curator for the ‘Jerusalem Lives’ exhibition at the Palestinian Museum and Palestinian artist Emily Jacir will be holding a panel to discuss the modern Palestinian identity and its relation to Jerusalem in 1501 IAB from 6:00-8:00 PM. More information can be found here.

Overseen on Campus: “Being sober on campus like this on a Friday night really makes you realize how fucked up half of Columbia is” – man in front of Butler.

Goodbye to Ice Dancing via PublicDomainPictures