New party announces candidates for CGS election:
One month before Central Student Government elections, a new party, The Team, has been formed to run. The Team’s presidential candidate is Engineering junior William Royster, and his running mate is LSA sophomore Matthew Fidel. Online polls will open March 25 and 26.
Proposal asks CSG to endorse new spirit song:
LSA senior Michael Weinberg, the founder of the “Hail and Unite” project, asked CSG to endorse the spirit song to be chanted at athletic events. Initially, the project was asking for money for promotions, but this second proposal only requests CSG’s support.
Students petition 2015-2016 academic calendar:
More than 5,000 students have signed a petition to change next year’s academic calendar to extend the current Winter Break schedule. As of now, exams are scheduled to end Dec. 23 and classes to resume Jan. 6. The petition claims the shortened break will force out-of-state students to travel more expensively on Christmas Eve.
Around the World:
Divers find gold coins on Israeli coast:
In the Mediterranean harbor of Caesarea, divers came across 2,000 gold coins that had been sitting on the bottom of the sea for approximately 1,000 years. This is Israel’s largest gold coin discovery in history.
Three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students killed
Last week Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Abu-Salha were found shot and killed in their home. As of Tuesday, Craig Hicks has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder.
[COPY: very awkward juxtaposition here. also, the shooting happened last week, Feb. 11, so maybe just delete this.]
Beagle wins it all at dog show
A 15-inch beagle received the Best in Show award at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday. The beagle, named Miss P, is the second beagle in history to win the award.