Anti-wetland protections: another law for state rights
Image of healthy wetland. Photo by Matt Fisher/ The Nature Conservancy Iowa

Anti-wetland protections: another law for state rights

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (DA) will no longer be permitted to regulate certain bodies of water following a recent change in the legal definition of a state-protected wetland. On May 25, the Supreme Court ruled in Sackett v. Environmental…

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First-year starts up Spanish Table
A graphic used by Akyol to announce the Spanish Table.

First-year starts up Spanish Table

First-year Bilge Bengisu Akyol started the Spanish Table this semester using her own resources—giving students, whether fluent in Spanish or not, the opportunity to gather each Wednesday and connect with each other over Turkish tea.   Akyol was inspired by her Spanish class that she began…

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The Nook gets new hole-free hammocks
New Rainbow Hammock in The Nook. Photo by Basil Pursley

The Nook gets new hole-free hammocks

As of Apr. 20, the Nook has upgraded hammocks! The small green area to the side of the Hamilton “Ham” Center which hosts the banyan tree, picnic tables and immaculate vibes has had its signature hole-ridden hammocks replaced with new vibrant ones.  Thesis student Nick…

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The AALC Introduces the Sensory Study Room
The Sensory Study Room Located at HCL . Photo from Jennifer Meier

The AALC Introduces the Sensory Study Room

On Apr. 17, the Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center (AALC) announced via email the opening of their “Sensory Study Room” in Hamilton Classroom (HCL) 3. The Sensory Study Room is available for any student already connected to the AALC office, and can be booked via…

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Rat Czar appointed in New York City
Puddle dwelling rat. via Flickr

Rat Czar appointed in New York City

Mayor of New York City Eric Adams is ramping up plans to go after New York's growing urban rat population. As part of this campaign, he recently installed Kathleen Corradi as Director of Rodent Mitigation—colloquially referred to as the first “Rat Czar.” Allegedly, Corradi was…

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1-in-1000-year flooding slams Fort Lauderdale
On Apr. 19, Fort Lauderdale received 25 inches of rain in a single 24-hour period. Graphic by Nic Steinig

1-in-1000-year flooding slams Fort Lauderdale

An unexpected flooding disaster rapidly swept through the unprepared streets of Fort Lauderdale last week when a 1-in-1,000-year rainfall event hit Broward County on Apr. 19. The violent rainfall caused the county to declare a flash flood emergency—the highest level of flood warning. Depictions of…

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