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Cuba is no longer considered a state that sponsors terrorism. President Obama decided today to remove Cuba from the list. According to the Washington Post, this was a long awaited decision to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, pledged by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro last December. Congress is expected to have no more than 45 days to consider Cuba’s removal from the list before it becomes effective.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.
The Texas Senate has officially passed a “revenge porn” bill. The bill, proposed by Senator Sylvia Garcia, would make posting images on the internet without the permission of the affected person a class A misdemeanor. According to CNN, Senator Garcia proposed the bill to fight the ongoing internet trend of posting nude or sexually explicit pictures to harm another person. The bill was unanimously approved by the senate and will be moving to the House soon.
Every year, Jacob’s Well is a popular swimming hole in Hays county but some changes will await swimmers this summer. When Jacob’s Well opens in a few weeks visitors will have to reserve a two-hour time block before the go. The reservation can be made online through the Hay County Website. Guests will also have to pay a small entrance fee to enjoy the water. Jacob’s Well attracts hundreds of guests every summer and with these changes officials are hoping to eliminate overcrowding.
Maira Garcia is a senior staff editor on the home page team at the New York Times and will be speaking tomorrow in Old Main at 5 p.m. as part of the Digital Media Entrepreneurship Speaker Series hosted by the school of journalism and mass communication at Texas State University. Some of Garcia’s daily task functions includes the presentation of breaking news, analysis and features for the U.S. and international versions nytimes.com.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.
There will be a few musical events taking place on the Texas State campus tonight. A saxophone studio recital will be held in the Music Building Recital Hall at 6:00. There will be a percussion ensemble in Evans Auditorium tonight at 7:30 and a clarinet studio recital in the Performing Arts Center at 8:00. All three events are open to the public.