Today in Review, 4/16

Nico & Vinz - Sentrum Scene
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Nico and Vinz at a performance last year in Oslo.


Students cross train on North College
Students walking from North Campus this morning were faced with a stopped train blocking the roadway for about 20 minutes. Looking for a way to get to class, many students chose to climb between the train cars that were blocking their pathway along N. College Ave. When the train slowly began to roll, students were forced to jump off the train from between train cars. While there were no reported injuries, police said crossing a stopped train is dangerous because the train could resume moving at any time.

“Pedestrians are always urged to cross elsewhere rather than, quite literally, through a train,” Newark Police Cpl. James Spadola said to The News Journal.

SCPAB presents concert tonight
Pop duo Nico and Vinz will perform at 8 tonight in the Trabant Multipurpose rooms. The Norwegian group has produced two albums which included hit songs such as “Am I Wrong” and “In Your Arms.” Doors open for the concert at 7 p.m.

Delaware medical marijuana program faces more delays
The First State’s program to provide medical marijuana to card-carrying citizens with specific medical conditions faces more delays. Since the bill was passed in 2011, the Department of Health and Social Services has issued hundreds of permits, but there is still no infrastructure to buy the drug legally, forcing some to buy the drug through illegal methods. The First State Compassion Center, a Wilmington marijuana dispensary, was originally scheduled to open this month. The opening date for the delay-plagued center is now June.

Lincoln Chafee accidentally announces Presidential run early
Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee has announced his intention to run for president in 2016 this morning on CNN, becoming the first challenger to Hillary Clinton.

“Yes, that’s why I’m running. Because I feel strong about where we’re going as a country,” he said.

The comments from the Republican turned Independent turned Democrat took his own staff by surprise, leading them to backtrack on his comments. A spokesperson later said while Chafee is planning to run, this was not a formal announcement. Chafee has been particularly critical of Clinton as of late, specifically calling into question her tenure as Secretary of State as well as her vote for the Iraq War. While Chafee is unlikely to win, some analysts believe a challenger to Clinton would help the former secretary’s chances in the general election.

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