Although it may be summer, it's never out of style to know what's going on around the world. Before you hit the beach, get updated on the news you need to know.
The US will expand its aid to Syrian rebels fighting the Assad government in the nation’s bloody conflict. Discussing the dispute in Syria will be a top priority at the 39th G8 Summit in Northern Ireland this week.
Discontent and violence carry on in Turkey where protests against the government have been met with police violence. Over 5,000 people have been injured and five have died since the beginning of the protests against Prime Minister Erdogan over two weeks ago.
In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Obama pledged to wean the US off hydrofluorocarbons. While the US and China are some of the largest producers of greenhouse gases in the world, the two nations have teamed up to persuade other large nations such as Brazil and India to join the push to eliminate HFCs.
Fifty-one people were killed in various bombings throughout Iraqi cities on June 16. The attacks took place mostly in largely Shiite sections of Baghdad. This wave of bombings represents the latest incidence of rising sectarian violence .
North Korea extended an invitation to the US to engage in talks aimed to “ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula,” reported the nation’s news agency. Although North Korea canceled the opportunity to speak with South Korean officials last week, it has expressed interest in discussing military tensions and nuclear issues with US officials.
School, major and year: A&S ‘14, Political Science
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? Awesome people, great content.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? Hockey game, tour of campus, meal at Hillside, read The Gavel
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self?No worries, it all works out.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? Out of sheer laziness, my room.
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? Haven’t had a meal plan in a tragically long time.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? Sarah Palin, Halloween 2008
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Chili’s, although I’d probably die of high blood pressure within a matter of days.
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy from "30 Rock," because, duh.