Any Cup Noodles-loving college student will tell you that nobody is better at being shifty with money than a university. This idea is only reinforced by a recent article from The New York Times. Some universities are using money from students’ meal plans for things other than food, The New York Times reported. Some of […]

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The vomit-inducing fashions and cringe-worthy romance movies of the ‘80s may be dead, but that decade’s preferred medium of music listening is seeing a resurgence in popularity. According to The Boston Globe, Boston area record stores are seeing an increase in cassette tape sales. Though the profits aren’t exactly enough to make a fortune, the […]

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The Mormon Church announced Nov. 13 that children of same-sex couples cannot be baptized until they are 18 and renounce homosexuality. About 1,500 Mormons didn’t like that and resigned from the church in protest, The Washington Post reported. An official Facebook event titled “LDS Church Mass Resignation” listed 1,300 people as resigning from the church. […]

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People are finally taking video gamers seriously. Uh-oh. According to a study sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association, the 114 million voting-age gamers in the United States are more politically active than the average American. And with the 2016 presidential candidates one-upping each other at every chance they get, gamers are a fresh group of […]

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This past election day, Houston voters rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance by a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent, according to The New York Times. You’d think people would vote in favor of something with “equal rights” in its name, especially since its acronym is HERO, but not Houstonians. HERO bans discrimination in […]

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The Hungarian camerawoman who kicked and tripped a Syrian refugee running from Hungarian police is now suing that refugee and Facebook. Petra Laszlo is suing Facebook because, as the Russian newspaper Izvestia reports, the website refuses to take down derogatory content about her, and instead deletes groups that support Laszlo. And she’s suing the refugee […]

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If you’re a hoverboard rider, please stop. I have decided they are ridiculous and useless, so please stop riding them. First of all, they don’t even hover; they have wheels. These contraptions are essentially skateboards with two giant wheels on the end instead of four on the bottom. It’s like someone wanted to market a […]

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A Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie sounds like a sad, pitiful meal, but that may be your Thanksgiving this year if you can’t get your hands on some canned pumpkin. That’s because there is a strong possibility of a canned pumpkin shortage this Thanksgiving. Once again, thanks, global warming. Morton, Illinois, a town that inexplicably produces […]

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If you’re going to require new uniforms, at least make them cute. In Makassar, Indonesia, the provincial government now requires middle school and high school students to wear patches that say, “I hate drugs” and “I hate corruption” in the hopes that, you know, the kids will grow up to hate drugs and corruption. Obviously. […]

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I hope you’re ready, because Pope Francis is about to drop the best mixtape of the year. It’s titled “Wake Up!” and is due out Nov. 27. On the album, the pope will explore genres as diverse as pop, Latin and even progressive rock. Although Francis won’t be playing any instruments or singing, he will […]

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