The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
Ahh, yes, the elusive single. Need your private time? Scarred by getting sexiled in Carman? Internal editor and proud resident of a McBain single Zoe Sottile tells you how it’s done.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the wisest one of them all? It’s clearly not that kid who always comes ten minutes late to your Spanish class or your hallmate that accidentally dropped a toothbrush in the toilet. But, it might be one of your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious senior friends graduating this semester! So, give them a […]
Happening in the World: Temperatures have been fluctuating above and below freezing, in Kiruna, Sweden. The significant lack of snow in the region has caused the annual migration of reindeer in this region to be delayed. This is extremely concerning for many of the inhabitants there who are involved in reindeer husbandry (NBC News). Happening […]
Happening in the World: Brazil has withdrawn their offer to host a major U.N. climate change conference next year because of their current economic constraints. This has led many environmental groups to worry about Brazil’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, especially since the country is the 7th largest emitter of greenhouse gases (NPR). Happening in […]
Happening in the World: One of Walt Disney’s seven lost films has resurfaced in Japan. An anime historian apparently had the film in his collection for the past 70 years and had not realized what it was until now (BBC). Happening in the US: A New Jersey couple and a homeless have been accused of […]
Happening in the World: Dutchman, Emile Ratelband, has ignited a legal battle to officially change his birthday from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969. Ratelband feels that this would help him evade age discrimination in society, especially on dating sites like Tinder (BBC). Happening in the US: A year after the Las Vegas shooting, […]
Happening in the World: Last week, a New York Times article revealed that Google had paid millions of dollars in severance packages to male executives accused of sexual misconduct and had stayed quiet about the incidents. In response, Google employees from cities around the world, such as New York, Zurich, and Singapore, staged walkouts on […]
Happening in the World: 56-year-old Alain Robert, more commonly known as the French Spider-Man, scaled one of London’s tallest buildings without safety gear in a total of 40 minutes. Robert was later arrested for causing a public nuisance (NY Times). Happening in the US: Two middle school girls aged 11 and 12 from Florida are […]
Happening in the World: Austrailian woman Lucy Wieland, age 27, was charged for obtaining $55,000 from fundraising website GoFundMe, after faking that she was diagnosed with cancer. It is currently unclear whether or not her partner is aware of the fraud or if she is suffering from other medical conditions (BBC). Happening in the US: […]
Kick off your weekend right by attending the biggest event of the fall semester, Night Market! There will be a variety of performances, such as a cappella, lion dance, sketch comedy, and bhangra. Be sure to stop by Low Plaza at 6 pm to see some amazing talent and grab some grub. night market […]
Happening in the World: A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff on a mission to the International Space Station on Thursday. The two-member crew, U.S. astronaut Tyler Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, were forced to make a parachute landing in their capsule. Fortunately, they landed safely (New York Times). Happening in the […]
Happening in the World: This past summer in southern Sweden, 8-year-old Saga Vanecek discovered a sword that is more than 1,000 years old. The story was not published until now because officials feared that too many people would rush to Vidöstern lake, the location where the ancient sword was found (Time). Happening in the US: […]
Happening in the World: The UN Human Rights Council decided to establish a body that would prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar for future prosecution. It suggested prosecution on charges of genocide for a campaign that forcefully pushed 750,000 Rohingya Muslims to escape to Bangladesh and crimes against humanity against other ethnic minorities. […]
Happening in the World: A lagoon located in Aitoliko, Greece is completely covered in massive spider webs. Thousands of Tetragnatha spiders are living underneath these webs and are rapidly reproducing. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that this is the work of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (CNN). Happening in the US: Yesterday morning, 26-year-old Snochia Mosley killed three […]