Some more midterm results and an update about the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in today’s Bwoglines!
Happening in the World: Big Ben is back! After a five-year restoration project, the famous bell—officially known as The Great Bell of the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster—will return to full-time service this Sunday. Since 2017, the bell has only rung a handful of times. Most recently, it rang 96 times for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, marking one year of the Queen’s life per minute. (Washington Post)
Happening in the US: Senator Mark Kelly has won the Arizona Senate contest against Republican challenger Blake Masters, putting the Democratic Party one seat closer to maintaining its control of the Senate for the remainder of President Biden’s term. Kelly’s re-election means that Democrats can secure the Senate with one more victory in either the Nevada race or the runoff set to take place next month in Georgia. The Republican Party would need to win both of these remaining seats to gain control of the Senate. (AP)
Happening in NYC: This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrived in Midtown Manhattan early this morning. The 82-foot-tall tree was cut down Thursday before making the 200 mile journey from Queensbury, a small town in upstate New York. The Norway spruce—after being decorated with over 50,000 lights—will be ceremoniously unveiled on November 30. (WABC)
Happening in Our Community: Struggle with procrastination? University Life will host a workshop in partnership with Columbia Health and Wellness Days at Columbia to help students address their time management difficulties and stay on top of their responsibilities. The workshop will be led by Yaniv Phillips, Ph.D. Senior Psychologist in Columbia Health Counseling and Psychological Services. It will be hosted Monday, November 14, beginning at noon. RSVP is required.
Palace of Westminster via Wikimedia Commons