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Steve Jobs dies
The man who brought us the iPod and iMac
Who made the turtleneck cool and had a legendary comeback
Who made the computer personal and Pixar a reality
Finally came to terms with life's eventual fatality
The man changed technology, as we know it
And we will be remembered for his innovation and wit
Apple announced that its former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs passed away last Wednesday.
Governor Christie still not running
Despite saying to the press no again and again
Pundits felt the question of Governor Christie was not if but when
But Tuesday the New Jersey Republican proved them all wrong
Many were surprised even though his answer was the same all along
Those wanting a centrist in the primary had their hopes deflated
Though if he could win after entering late could certainly be debated
Meanwhile the Republican presidential field looks to be two
But despite Obama's approval the winner will still have quite a job to do.
Governor Chris Christie formally announced he would not run for president in the 2012 elections saying that it was "not his time."
Occupy Wall Street protests sweep the U.S.
All across America people are protesting something
And some people are even drawing comparisons to the Arab Spring
But while their anger is clear their goals are not
And while they are being arrested they are not being shot
So while its understandable they are upset about the economy
And that they oppose greed and income inequality
Comparing it to Tripoli or Cairo seems far-fetched
The analogy seems offensive and really stretched
Furthermore those on the streets offer few solutions
And if they want to be taken seriously then they should make contributions
A series of street protests against Wall Street banks and their influence have spread across American cities, though any coherent message seems to be lacking.
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Rice University announced yesterday that the state of Texas will give the university 4,000 first doses of Pfizer vaccine for distribution on campus. The first clinic will be Thursday, April 1 in Tudor Fieldhouse, according to Vice President of Administration Kevin Kirby.
Several colleges have changed the name of Willy Week this year due to the different structure of the week compared to past years, including the restrictions on the types and frequency of events that can be held due to the pandemic, and because of the ongoing conversation regarding Willy’s statue.