Students, Faculty Invited To Freely Express Single Viewpoint
“Whether it’s a discussion of a national political issue or a concern here on campus, an open forum in which one argument is uniformly reinforced is crucial for maintaining the exceptional learning environment we have cultivated here.”
BOSTON—Saying that such a dialogue was essential to the college’s academic mission, Trescott University president Kevin Abrams confirmed Monday that the school encourages a lively exchange of one idea.
“As an institution of higher learning, we recognize that it’s inevitable that certain contentious topics will come up from time to time, and when they do, we want to create an atmosphere where both students and faculty feel comfortable voicing a single homogeneous opinion.”
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— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 27, 2015
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West Coast Desk: Los Angeles Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Hundreds of Exotic Dancers who Worked at Paradise ShowgirlsPosted: April 23, 2015
A Los Angeles jury awards $6.5 million to hundreds of exotic dancers who worked at Paradise Showgirls. Story at 4:30 pic.twitter.com/7LgFhjj5FU
— Robert Holguin (@ABC7Robert) April 23, 2015
‘I’m Middle Eastern, and I Thought the Bomb was Kind of Funny and Clever': Student’s Controversial Prom Proposal Gets Him Suspended for 5 DaysPosted: April 23, 2015
Ahmad strapped a paintball vest to his waist and filled the open pockets with red paper tubes attached to red wires, so that it looked like explosives. Then he stood up in the cafeteria…
LA CENTER, Wash. — At a time of school shootings, violence and terrorism, it probably wasn’t the best idea for asking a girl to the prom.
“I wasn’t wearing the vest for more than, like, 20 seconds. I asked her, took a picture, took it off, and then the school got upset.”
An 18-year-old senior at La Center High School was suspended Wednesday for wrapping a fake bomb around his waist as a “funny, clever” way to ask a girl to the prom, The Columbian reported.
“In ‘promposals,’ you’re supposed to go big,” he said. “It’s kind of a trending thing now, too, where everyone just asks in a really creative way.”
Instead, the student, Ibrahim Ahmad, received a five-day suspension that will keep him from going to the school’s prom Saturday night, the newspaper said.
I kno it’s A little Late, But I’m kinda…THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?
Ahmad strapped a paintball vest to his waist and filled the open pockets with red paper tubes attached to red wires, so that it looked like explosives.
“It was really unfair, and it kind of felt racist. If anyone else did that, I feel like no one else would have gotten in trouble for it.”
Then he stood up in the cafeteria holding a sign that read: “I kno it’s A little Late, But I’m kinda…THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?”
That’s when the school administration stepped in. Read the rest of this entry »
Hillary Clinton: Former defense secretary. Former senator. Former First Lady. Former gamer?
The William J. Clinton Presidential Library Instagram account shared a candid photo of HRC from 1993, presumably flying on Air Force One, playing a gigantic, old Game Boy.
But the burning question is what is Hill playing so intently?
The obvious answer is Tetris, which was sold as a pack-in for most Game Boy systems in the early ’90s. But maybe she’s playing another classic Game Boy title, like Dig Dug or Dr. Mario…(read more)
The original photo that started it all.
Daniel Nussbaum writes: The comedian had long been an ardent (and profane) Tweeter, directing 140-character, expletive-laden barbs at Sarah Palin, ISIS, and Common Core, just to name a few. So it was somewhat surprising when his Twitter account seemed to simply vanish late last year.
“It didn’t make me feel good,” the comedian told host Gregg “Opie” Hughes. “It made me feel bad instead. So I stopped doing it.”
Every time I say anything on here, I wish I hadn’t said it. And then I’ll write a couple things to try to fix it, and then I feel worse. It’s just any time I tweeted anything, I was like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like the way that came out.’ And then four and a half million people saw it. Like it was the worst things I ever said, heard and seen by the most people. It’s like the worst possible scenario.”
“It’s too instant,” the comedian explained, telling Opie that he wasn’t bothered by trolls or criticism. “I don’t think the speed helps dialogue. I think it hurts. I think it’s why everything is kind of f***ed up and polarizing, because people are going too fast, they’re trying to react quickly.” Read the rest of this entry »
Jellyfish are washing up on shore in Oregon and Washington
Eliza Gray Millions of jellyfish are washing up on the shores of beaches in Washington and Oregon, CNN reports.
It is not unusual for the bluish-purple species called Velella velalla to turn up in the spring, but a sail fin on their body usually keeps them away from the shore. This spring, though, their sails were no match for the wind.
The species, also known as “purple sailor,” has stinging cells that are not seriously harmful to humans, but the Oregon State website warns it’s best to avoid rubbing your eyes after touching them or walking barefoot through them on the beach.
THE PANTSUIT REPORT: Watch Hillary Clinton Nod and Sip Water While Maintaining Eye Contact with an Everyday Iowa VoterPosted: April 15, 2015
Journeyman presidential candidate Hillary Clinton interacted with some everyday Iowa students in a garage on Tuesday, and taught all of us a lesson in the art of relatable politicking.
On several occasions during the roundtable event, Clinton revealed herself as a true “triple threat” by demonstrating an array of crucial skills that, when deployed correctly, can make even the most out-of-touch politicians appear somewhat human.
- Eye Contact — One of the easiest ways to make an everyday person feel that you really care about what they are saying, even if you are secretly counting the seconds until you can return to the plush leather “safe space” in your luxury van. This is particularly useful for a extremely wealthy person who is forced to interact with a commoner on the commoner’s home turf.
- Head Nod — A critical tool of everyday human interaction, especially when paired with meaningful eye contact. It makes the commoner feel as though you agree with them, and can empathize with their everyday concerns even if you can’t. Keep in mind that most people who have never met a sultan, much less shared a Gulfstream jet with one, usually don’t have anything interesting to say, and certainly won’t be able to write a six-figure check to your Super PAC. Alas, they are still allowed to vote.
- Hydration — The human body needs water, but simply taking a sip every now and then won’t increase your favorability rating. Everybody drinks; that’s boring. Some may argue that hydrating while engaged in nodding eye contact is just showing off. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Death and Taxes’ by David Dodge, Cover Art by Rudolph Belarski
Toronto-based conceptual photographer Justin Poulsen came up with an unsettlingly awesome way to promote his work. Instead of mailing prints of his surreal photos to potential clients, for his 2015 promotional campaign Poulsen made a batch of literal “thumbs drives,” USB Flash drive storage devices (somtimes referred to as thumb drives) painstakingly designed to look like his own left thumb.
To create the thumb drives, Poulsen first created a mold of his thumb. The thumbs that popped out of the mold were the correct size and shape, but they lacked detail. So, Poulsen hand painted each one to make it look as realistic as possible.
As you can see in the bottom photo, the finished piece bears an uncanny resemblance to his own thumb. Poulsen told PetaPixel that his goal for this project was “allowing potential clients to experience both the tactile and visual quality of my craft.”