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Bwoglines: The MTA Is Haunted Edition

Ah, the joys of autumn in New York City: the air is chilly, the trees in Central Park are turning red, and the subway is haunted. Embrace the season—and the weekend!—with this Friday morning edition of Bwoglines.

Happening in the World: On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced a ceasefire deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Per the agreement, all military operations in northern Syria will pause for five days to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from the Turkey-Syria border. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Chicago Public School teachers went on strike Thursday morning, meaning that classes in the school district—the third-largest in the country—will be canceled indefinitely. The Chicago Teachers Union is demanding smaller class sizes as well as more social workers, nurses, and librarians. The teacher’s strike is the first in Chicago since 2012, as well as the biggest crisis new mayor Lori Lightfoot has faced during her tenure so far. (ABC 7 Chicago)

Happening in NYC: If the MTA isn’t hellish enough for you normally, the Haunted Subway is back for the second year in a row! Stop by the 14th Street–Union Square station today from 4 to 7 pm to experience a haunted subterranean hideout complete with smoke machines, eerie sounds, costumed characters, and spooky lighting. (Gothamist)

Happening on Campus: This afternoon, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies is hosting a panel on American soldiers and veterans who opposed the Vietnam War. The panel includes J.J. Johnson, a member of “Fort Hood Three,” the first soldiers to publicly refuse to deploy to Vietnam. The discussion will take place in IAB from 12:10 to 2 pm.

Essay Recommendation: I just read Joan Didion’s Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream for my nonfiction seminar. Story-wise, it has everything you could want in a real-life version of Double Indemnity: love, death, social ambition, California, and a sensational trial. Style-wise, the New York Times called it “an essay of almost biblical wrath and dispassion”—but, like, in a good way. It’s worth a read.

just a regular Friday on the MTA via Flickr

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