Okay, so this is the first time I've had internet access since last update. I caught a bus to town and the Starbucks has their free Wifi still going. Most places around here don't, though, because their internet access is through the university (it's pretty much the school and the shops out here). Hilling claims that they've been attacked by hackers, and to prevent some of their important research documents they shut down most of the servers. That is a lie, I just know it has to be. No school would do something like that because of hackers, or at least no reasonable IT staff would.
There was something that a few students discovered earlier that started getting spread around on facebook. People started putting up flyers on campus about it. A bunch of people noticed that everybody who got flu shots all looked more sedated and just "off". RF got one last week and he's been much more dull and monotone lately, which is definitely not like him. The same thing happened to a few of my other friends, and even a couple of professors. That's when I thought about BM's whole deal with Dr. Murray. GE went to go talk to Murray yesterday, and he found out something interesting - Dr. Murray left.
He didn't retire or get fired. He just left. Everybody in his department isn't sure why. He told them on Friday that he was leaving the job, but he refused to give any details. We've been trying desperately to get in contact with BM to try to understand more about him, but she's being refused any visitors. At this point, I don't think her parents even know she's in jail! It's ridiculous!
HUB is putting out a special issue tomorrow. They said it won't be on the usual day, and that it is one not to be missed. It's a little worrying, since they've lost at least half their staff already. There wasn't a miniature paper on Thursday or the normal HUB Sunday like there normally is. I figured it was because of how few people there were left, but the HUB staff sent out an announcement Monday about what they're calling "Our Last Run".
Finally, I saw that kid Lucas on campus again. Earlier this semester I was in Dr. Child's class, front row, and the kid recognized me from that somehow. He went up to me and practically begged me to stay with him. He said he ran away from his foster home and needed to desperately stay with someone at the school. I really didn't want to, but the kid had nowhere to go. He told me this crazy story about Dr. Child and how things were gonna get all screwed up. I didn't believe him at first, but remembering Dr. Child's last words in class…well, I took Lucas in. He's been sleeping in my room on the floor with a couple spare blankets. He's got whatever food I can bring him, and there's some games he can play while he's there. I don't know why he or Dr. Child thinks he's safe here, but he's not leaving and I don't know where else he'd go if he doesn't trust his foster parents.
But Dr. Child was right. Something strange is going on with the university administration, and we need to figure out what it is. GE says he's going to risk going to the administration building and see if he can do some snooping.
Please, wish us luck.