Happening in the World: Archaeologists have found an additional 119 skulls in the underground Aztec skull tower below Mexico City. They believe these skulls, which include young male warriors, women, and children alike, were sacrificed to the Aztec god of sun, war, and human sacrifice. The tower itself was used to terrify the soldiers from Spain who ultimately conquered the empire (BBC).
Happening in the US: A lawsuit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to sue battleground states and render their votes invalid was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday. The decision was based on the validity of Texas to be concerned with how another state runs their elections, therefore suggesting that other states who attempt similar lawsuits will be rejected as well (CNN).
Happening in NYC: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that indoor dining in NYC will be closed starting Monday, following the three COVID-19 thresholds being surpassed on Friday. The 2,559 cases over the past 7 days and the 5.35% positivity rate have been steadily above their thresholds, but the hospitalization rate of 205 has just grown above the warning threshold of 200 (Gothamist).
Happening in the Community: NOMADS is holding their final performance of Lily Kepler and the Graveyard Shift tonight, December 12th, and 8 pm. Click here to reserve a ticket.
Film of the Week: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (dir. by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman)
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