Quick Takes  (Page 210)

FRAT CAM: Frats and Sororities Now Living Under Surveillance at North Carolina State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00am 10/8/2016 at 8:00am

Some people are paid to live in houses under constant surveillance for reality TV shows. Others are forced to do it for no money.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Frat cams give NC State intimate view of bros

At the start of the 2016 academic year, North Carolina State University installed surveillance cameras inside select...

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U. North Dakota President Won’t Discipline Students for Racially Charged Snapchats

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:18pm 10/7/2016 at 7:18pm

There is no doubt that blackface is offensive but you have to admire the president of the University of North Dakota for taking a brave stance on zero tolerance policies.

The Washington Examiner reports:

University president rejects ‘zero tolerance’ policy...

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Prager U: Why is College So Expensive?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/7/2016 at 4:30pm

Depending on your choice of school, you could pay back school loans for years. Do why is college so expensive? How did it go from $3,400 for a year to almost $20,000 a year? YES. Those loans and financial aid. Prager U explains how those loans make the price of college...

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Putin Banner Hung From Manhattan Bridge

https://twitter.com/katyetc/status/784096304834248704?ref_src=twsrc^tfw
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/7/2016 at 3:00pm
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A massive banner depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin against the backdrop of a Russian flag and bearing the word “Peacemaker” was draped down the side of Manhattan Bridge on Thursday.  It hung there for a little over an hour before police removed it.

The New York Post reports:

A giant poster of Russian...

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At Least 300 Attend Funeral of World War II Veteran Without Family

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/7/2016 at 1:30pm

Before World War II veteran Harold ‘Gene’ Baker, 91, passed away, he made funeral arrangements with the Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home in Oregon. But when employees at the home found out he had no family members or friends, they decided to take action and asked the public to attend.

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Hillary’s Spanish-Language Message to Illegals: ‘I’m With You’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/7/2016 at 12:00pm

On a morning when the political news has been drowned out—so to speak—by the hurricane coverage, I decided to pop over to Hillary’s official website, where I checked out her “Immigration Reform” webpage. And to look at it, a person could be excused for thinking that Hillary was running for president...

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Titanic Letter From Its Last Days Up for Auction

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:00am 10/7/2016 at 10:00am

Henry Aldridge & Son will auction a letter written aboard the Titanic right after the massive ship hit an iceberg. Second Officer Charles Lightoller, who survived, wrote his letter to a a friend of assistant surgeon Dr. John Simpson on May 1, 1912:

“I deeply regret your loss, which is also mine,”...

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University of Ghana to Remove Campus Statue of ‘Racist’ Gandhi

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00am 10/7/2016 at 8:00am

The effort to remove the statue of Gandhi began several weeks ago and now it’s happening.

Time reports:

Ghana Will Remove ‘Racist’ Gandhi Statue From Its Oldest University

Ghana has said it will remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus in the nation’s capital where it had sparked protests over the...

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Obama Declares State of Emergency in FL for Hurricane Matthew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZTlN5PKjYU
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:50am 10/7/2016 at 6:50am
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President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew’s current trajectory points to the the Sunshine State.

The Category 4 storm has pummeled Haiti, taking over 280 lives. Matthew is the strongest hurricane to threaten the United States in over 10 years, and state officials are urging...

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BC Students Outraged Over School President’s Lack of Outrage Over Anti-Gay Graffiti

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30pm 10/6/2016 at 7:30pm

Someone at Boston College created a piece of anti-gay graffiti and the administration denounced it in a letter. However, the school president didn’t sign the letter. Let’s march!

Campus Reform reports:

BC students worry their president doesn’t care enough

Several hundred Boston College students marched against homophobia recently, though many were preoccupied by their...

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Students at UC Merced Told Term ‘Greek Life’ is ‘Cultural Appropriation’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/6/2016 at 6:00pm

Here’s further proof that progressive concepts of speech are about nothing more than control. The left has had it in for the Greek system for years.

The College Fix reports:

Students told not to use term ‘Greek Life’ because of ‘cultural appropriation’

Students involved in a fraternity or sorority at the University of California...

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National Guard Use Military Helicopter to Take ONE Marijuana Plant From Elderly Woman

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/6/2016 at 4:30pm

Are you kidding me? The Massachusetts National Guard and state police used a military helicopter to descend onto the property of Margaret Holcomb, 81, to seize ONE marijuana plant:

Holcomb said he was at his mother’s home eating a late lunch with his sister when they heard whirring blades and looked up...

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‘Clown Lives Matter’ March Scheduled in Tucson

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:00pm 10/6/2016 at 3:00pm

Clowns have become more hated due to the numerous clown attacks across the nation. Professional clowns have grown tired of the growing stigma against their job so they decided to throw a rally to show clowns are n...

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St. Louis U. Forced to Redesign Mascot Again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/6/2016 at 1:30pm

St. Louis University recently redesigned their mascot but no one likes the new design so they’re headed back to the drawing board. Why does everyone have to like it?

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

Billiken backlash: SLU will redesign mascot again

St. Louis University president Fred Pestello reached out to some friendlier-looking creatures at...

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Irish Politician Tells BDS Supporters to Get Rid of iPads

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 10/6/2016 at 12:00pm

A few days after the Bank of Ireland shut down anti-Israel BDS accounts, the districts of Derry and Strabane approved a motion to back the BDS movement. Democratic Unionist Party politician Gary Middleton, who opposed the motion, suggested those who voted for it should throw away “their iPads as Apple uses...

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Latino Professor at Michigan State Harassed for Supporting Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30am 10/6/2016 at 10:30am

Even people who don’t like Donald Trump should find this story disturbing. If this was done to a Latino professor for supporting a Democrat, it would be called racism.

The College Fix reports:

Latino professor ridiculed for supporting Trump speaks out: ‘Disrupting class not the way to go’

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Guzman...

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Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity Spar Over Trump ‘Safe Spaces’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9:00am 10/6/2016 at 9:00am

Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity took shots at each on Wednesday night after Kelly accused Donald Trump of remaining in safe spaces, mainly on Hannity’s show.

Well, Hannity took to Twitter to defend himself and Trump, even accusing Kelly of supporting Hillary Clinton!

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