It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
Happening in the World: The UN reported a Whatsapp account under the name of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was used to hack Jeff Bezos’s phone. The phone was allegedly tampered with on May 1, 2018, with “more than 6 gigabytes of data stolen.” Saudi Arabia denies all claims (CNN).
Happening in the US: After Conrad Roy III, an 18-year-old from Massachusetts, committed suicide in July of 2014, investigators quickly turned to his girlfriend, Michelle Carter. Carter was arrested for involuntary manslaughter for persuading her boyfriend to commit suicide via text messages. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison but was released on Thursday for good behavior (CNN).
Happening in NYC: Videogamesnewyork, a gaming store in the East Village, caters to young and old gamers by stocking a wide selection of products. They reportedly cater to grandmas and toddlers alike, with everything from Tetris to Atari and Nintendo 64. Check it out next time you’re in the area (NBC).
Happening on Campus: Today from 6:00-8:00 pm in room 963 of the Schermerhorn Extension, there will be a talk titled “How Borders Work.” Writers and activists from the US-Mexico and Mediterranean borders will discuss the demilitarization of borders and their personal experience with documenting race and class conflict caused by borders. You can find more information here.
Song Recommendation: “Everyday People” by Sly & The Family Stone
Video games *in Lana Del Ray voice* via Pexels