Get back in the semester groove with the semester’s first edition of Bwoglines!

Happening In The World: Torrential rain unleashed by Storm Dana in Spain has killed at least three people near the city of Toledo, and three others remain missing. The weather service AEMET registered rainfall of 90 liters per square meter in the region on Sunday, a record for the region, leading to significant damage to property and infrastructure. (Reuters)

Happening In The US: The former frontman of rock band Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, passed away at the age of 56 at his Idaho home. His agent confirmed the cause of death to be acute liver failure and further said that Harwell would be remembered as a “true American original.” (BBC)

Happening In NYC: A new law is set to take effect that would require landlords to register with the city in order to list their properties on Airbnb, Vrbo, and other similar sites. Those found to be in violation would be fined up to $5,000. Reactions are split to the new rule, which would likely decrease the number of properties listed for short-term rent. Theo Yedinsky, Airbnb’s director of global policy, spoke out against the decision, writing that “the city is sending a clear message to millions of potential visitors who will now have fewer accommodation options when they visit New York City: You are not welcome.” (Gothamist)

Happening On Campus: First-generation students are invited to attend a Meet & Greet hosted by University Life. The event will be hosted tonight at the School of Nursing from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and RSVP is recommended, but not required.

Hamilton Hall via Bwog Archives