You know what day it is! Here are some headlines to start your day off right.
Happening in the World: On Friday, a man awoke to hear the cries of his 14-month old son being dragged from their van by a Dingo. The man was able to save his son and fend off the dogs, which are native to Fraser Island off the coast of Australia. The toddler was quickly sent to the hospital to treat a fractured skull and bite marks. The child is not out of danger, but officials remark that things could have been much worse. Due to the number of dogs on the island, officials train visitors on how to stay safe from them. However, this is the third attack this year, with most victims being children, as the dogs do not see them as a threat as they do adults. (NYTimes)
Happening in the US: The 2018-2019 Flu Season has lasted 21 weeks, making it the longest flu season in a decade. Although this has been a record-breaking flu season, in terms of severity it is moderate, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2017-2018 flu season, however, was severe and resulted in 900,000 hospitalizations. While this year marked approximately 610,000 hospitalizations, with 36 million cases reported. (CNN)
Happening in NYC: A Brooklyn Judge has upheld an order maintaining that the measles vaccination is required for school-aged children. A group of parents recently filed a lawsuit, stating that the city was overextending their authority by the mandatory vaccination rule. The New York Department of Health recorded 359 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October, up from 329 cases on Monday. This data reflects that the outbreak is indeed a present danger to the public, which the parents in the lawsuit argued it was not. Please, vaccinate your children. (NPR)
Happening on Campus: This Monday at 8 pm in the Davis Auditorium, Extreme Engineering will be hosting a lecture titled “The Art and Science of Star Wars” with guest speaker Nora Wixom BC’13. Wixom is a visual effects director for LucasFilms and has worked on films such as, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Captain America: Civil War, and Jurassic World. At the event, Wixom will discuss the technology used to create computer graphics and visual effects in movies. (CSI Facebook)
Documentary of the Week: How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World. I love the HTTYD movies and this last one was pretty good! John Powell really knows how to score a movie and brings back motifs heard in the first two movies, in addition to adding on new melodies! I am at a lost however, as to why they needed to give Toothless a girlfriend, like,,,,,,,,,,,,why?
look at this absolute unit via Wikimedia Commons