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Bwoglines: Sad, Successful, Scandalous Edition

Wishing an easy fast for those who celebrate Yom Kippur! Now, onto Bwoglines…

Happening in the World: Wildlife officials in Thailand reported that eleven elephants in total were found dead at the bottom of a waterfall in Khao Yai National Park. Officials say that the adult elephants had fallen trying to reach a baby elephant that had drowned. Two elephants in the same herd survived but are likely to experience tremendous grief, as elephants are highly social animals. (ABC)

Happening in the US: Simone Biles broke the record for World Gymnastics Championships medals won by a woman as the USA won team gold yesterday. This is the 21st addition to her already extensive collection of three bronzes, three silvers, and fourteen golds (!!). She only needs three more this week to overtake Vitaly Scherbo’s total of 23 medals for the title of most medals in World Championship history. What. A. Queen. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: New Yorkers Gregory and Marcia Abbott were sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to fix their daughter’s SAT and ACT scores. Without knowing her scores were rigged, she scored 1510 on the SAT and a near-perfect 35 on the ACT, compared to her original score of 23. To any parents that read Bwog (you’re cool): please don’t try this at home. (NBC)

Happening on Campus: Interested in hearing some lively discourse on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and the evolution of the #MeToo movement? Head to Maison Francaise (Buell Hall) at 5:30 pm for “#METOO: One Year After Christine Blasey Ford” a light reception and panel discussion featuring Davia Temin, contributors to Indelible in the Hippocampus, and Columbia Law Professor Olatunde Johnson. Check here for more details!

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