A Wild Ride: Domino’s Driver Turned Uber for A Night

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The Domino’s man looked lonely.

The night of PEEPs Halloween, I made my way out of Old Kenyon and through the crowd of smoke and people into the mostly empty parking lot beside the building. I was still a little bit disoriented, my ears were ringing and my glasses were still fogged a bit, and in my efforts to try and find the direction of Middle Path from the back of Old K, I saw the glow of the Domino’s sign on top of a delivery car. I went up to the pizza guy, and I made sure that he wasn’t white. If he was, I would’ve completely abandoned this idea, but he wasn’t, so I soldiered on.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while the snow was piling up aside your work.

The lead story: Today President Obama will announce a $4 trillion budget that includes a measure for a one time, 14% tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects. This tax would target companies like Apple, which avoid US taxes by storing money overseas.

Also, congratulations to the New England Patriots on their win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Before you had to class or to any of the various programs held today in honor of MLK, check out the news you missed over your first weekend back.

The lead story: The recent SONY hack left many pointing fingers at North Korea, which denied the hack, but now it appears that the NSA can verify the origin of the hackers as North Korea, because it had already infiltrated the country’s computers.

Coming up after the jump, Uber in Europe, the death of an Iranian general, Boko Haram and more. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup: UPDATED

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while studying:

The lead story: The hostage crisis in Sydney is now over after police raided the cafe with stun grenades. It is unsure exactly how many hostages were taken, but the man responsible for the attack has been identified as Man Monis, a self-proclaimed Islamic sheikh who has been accused of involvement in dozens of sexual assault cases.

HAPPENING NOW: A number of hostages, possibly around 30, are being held in a cafe in Sydney, Australia. Five hostages have escaped. The man responsible for the attack has possible connections to the Islamic State. The area, in downtown Sydney, is in lockdown.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: An attempt by US special forces to retrieve hostages from an al Qaeda compound in Yemen failed. While approaching the compound the al Qaeda gaurds were alerted to the US presence and executed the hostages, an American and a South African.

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10 o’clock list: Other Social Media Kenyon College Should Get

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ICYMI, Kenyon got a a Snapchat a few weeks ago, and if that’s not how they’re gonna send out acceptances from now on, then what has this all been about? With Kenyon expanding its social media presence, what millennial-inspired fad will they turn to next? Queue that do-do-doo-do-do-doo dreamy noise that sitcoms have…

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