while an 8-year-old girl has discovered an ancient sword, my biggest accomplishment is reading the iliad

Happening in the World: This past summer in southern Sweden, 8-year-old Saga Vanecek discovered a sword that is more than 1,000 years old. The story was not published until now because officials feared that too many people would rush to Vidöstern lake, the location where the ancient sword was found (Time).

Happening in the US: As lawmakers reviewed an FBI report addressing the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh on Thursday, protestors gathered on Capitol Hill and held a rally outside of Supreme Court. Hundreds of protesters were arrested, including comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski (CNN).

Happening in NYC: If you’re one of the many people that hate dealing with the headache that is J.F.K. Airport, you’ll be happy to know that Governor Cuomo has proposed a $13 billion solution. Although the project can’t do much to fix flight delays, it does hope to make it easier for travelers to navigate between terminals, as well as provide a multitude of amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and charging stations (New York Times).

Happening on Campus: Are you interested in undergraduate research opportunities? If so, then join the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal today from 6 to 8 pm in Havemeyer 309 to hear from a panel of professors talk about how to get involved! (there will be snacks!!!!!!)

This Week’s Health & Wellness Tip: No matter how bad your allergies are, don’t take more than the recommended dosage. I guarantee that your professors and fellow peers will think that you’re really, really high.

cool viking swords via Wikimedia Commons