Morning Digest: Oprah, Kehoe field, and cake pops

     Today is another rainy day with a muggy high of 82.

To masticate today:

  • Teen dead in Rock Creek: 15-year-old Joshua Davis was found dead in Rock Creek Park on Tuesday. Early reports venture that he was hit by a falling tree while cycling on Rock Creek trails. Police suggest that storms Monday were possibly a factor in this freak accident.
  • Oprah donates $12 million to museum: Oprah is donating to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Oprah is the museum’s most generous donor, and the 350-seat theatre will bear her name in honor. The museum will be located next to the Washington Monument and is projected to open in 2015.

What to look out for:

  • Kehoe survey: The Center for Student Programs has released a survey to ascertain the use, condition and purpose of Kehoe field, the synthetic green thing on top of Yates. Responses will influence Kehoe’s future. If you want to save a prime spot for freshmen without upperclassmen friends to light it up, take the survey here.
  • Quilting the Mall to end rape culture: Activist-artist group FORCE has begun a movement for a D.C. monument to honor survivors of rape and abuse. The group sees a permanent public space to remember survivors as a crucial step in creating consent culture in the U.S. The group plans to quilt the Mall with survivor stories and invite the public to sit down, using the quilts as picnic blankets to discuss and engender awareness.
  • Cakepoppery to arrive in D.C.: Online bakery owner Yael Krigman will open D.C.’s first real life cake pop bakery. A Kickstarter campaign racked up funds for the endeavor, hitting $74,000 within a month. The cake pop is said to be a “cupcake killer.” Watch out, Georgetown Cupcake, the cake pops will rise sometime this November.

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