Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is delicious but controversial.

Happening in the World: Does Taylor Swift ever take a break? Put her feet up? It certainly doesn’t seem like it, and what a good thing for us! Yesterday, she released her long-awaited album, Red (Taylor’s Version). The album is just one part of Swift’s quest to reclaim her earlier music as her own. The singer released Fearless (Taylor’s Version) back in April. Yesterday’s release has nearly double the songs of the original album, and it gives new perspective to her heartbreak. Twitter fans around the world are loving it, of course, and this album is just one of many more to come (CNN)!

Happening in the US: Sometimes, it really is the small things in life. Naomi Pascal’s teddy bear, which was lost in Glacier National Park, has finally been returned to her! It’s been a long process. Park rangers originally found the bear submerged in snow. They then gave it to park ranger Tom Mazarissi, who, having a passion for bears, decided to keep it. And it’s a good thing he did! The teddy bear, nicknamed “Teddy,” was riding along in Mazarissi’s truck when spotted by a family friend. The bear, originally an adoption gift, is now safely in the little girl’s arms. Now her parents can rest easy after a long search. Phew (BBC)!

Happening in NYC: Governor Hochul might cut ties with Unilever, the company in charge of Ben & Jerry’s, because they are refusing to sell ice cream in West Bank and other territories controlled by Israel. Ahmed Mohamed, Director for the American-Islamic Relations Council, stated that Governor Hochul would be repressing and dehumanizing Palestinians with this order. New York currently boycotts eleven businesses, in addition to other grocers, that have links to BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions). The Unilever CEO told Scott Stringer, New York’s Comptroller, that they are fully committed to cutting ties with BDS (Gothamist).

Happening in Our Community: The CUIMC Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, Seasons!, is happening tonight. It’s free, no ticket required, and will run from 7:30 to 9 pm. The concert will feature string orchestra pieces by Price and Vivaldi, among others. Conductors Dongwon Lee and Stephen Tang, and violinist Sunny Oh, will also be performing. To learn more about tonight’s event, click here.

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