CNN || Police van plows through crowd of NATO protesters
Three weeks before graduation, he said he was informed by the Dean of Men that he was reported by another student for watching TV off-campus, and would be facing another round of demerits.
He told CNN he was at an off-campus Starbucks, drinking coffee and watching “Glee” when he got called into the office and asked what he had been watching.
“I didn’t lie to them. I had been watching ‘Glee’ since my freshman year, I didn’t think I had anything to fear.”
Though there are no prohibitions in BJU’s student handbook against watching TV off-campus (on-campus TV viewing is not allowed), Peterman said that he was given 50 demerits because of the show’s “morally reprehensible” tolerance for, among other things, homosexuality.
Oh, you know me, just scooping awesome stories for CNN like a bawse
“Oh, hello. Didn’t see you there.”
CNN || Meet the 99%
“People’s general welfare needs to be met; we have to have that discussion about the need for a basic social safety net. We, the 99%, have nothing - most of us spend everything we have just getting by, staying afloat day by day, week by week.”
J Trav and I gamboled down to Woodruff Park for the Atlanta segment of this gorgeous interactive on the ‘Occupy’ movement that just went up on the CNN website — Him behind the lens, me doing interviews. Check it out.
“Oh, shoot,” the costume director said when I returned from the changing room. We’re supposed to give you a run-through of our ‘How to be a zombie’ guide, but I can’t find it.” I laughed to myself, and then launched into an unprompted explanation of the differences between fast zombies and slow zombies, and how they represent different secular sublimations of the breakdown of society.
Somewhere in the middle of this rambling dissertation (I think it was when I actually used the words ‘Leviathan’ and ‘Hobbesian’ when talking about the signifiers of fast zombies), she held her hand up with a quiet smile and told me to go the makeup trailer.
CNN Geek Out! || A field guide to the geeks of Dragon*Con
Known as: Steampunk / alternate history geek
Curious and of unknown origin, this species’ numbers have exploded in recent years, though no one has been able to identify a reason for the population boom. Fewer still have settled on an accepted definition for the group: Many cite novelists H.G. Wells and Jules Verne as the progenitors of these cog-and-watch-face-hungry costumers, but others point to a terrible ‘90s western starring Will Smith as an accepted flashpoint.
When seen in the wild, approach with hands outstretched, bearing an offering of your most whimsical pair of goggles. If the steampunker accepts them, congratulations – you have been given permission to participate in her upcoming DIY stage rendition of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’
So, I’m definitely getting paid real money to write this stuff.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing of the U.K. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, today. The attacks occurred on Afghanistan’s Independence Day, marking the country’s 92nd year of independence from the British Empire. iReporter ekhlass was on the scene:
‘It was 5:40 when a very strong explosion shook my house and woke me up,’ he said. He went up to his roof immediately to take these shots. ‘The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, and the reason they say was “we have defeated Britain in 1919, this attack is to refresh the defeat.”’
Candy Torres drove nonstop for 21 hours to see the launch of space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. She had seen shuttle launches before, but this trip from Princeton, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, was different: Sally Ride was about to become the first female U.S. astronaut to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.
Torres was proud to watch the first female astronaut take flight. She was even more proud at the thought of Ride’s achievement inspiring more women to work in the space program. In a field that was almost entirely dominated by men, Torres had been working as a satellite engineer for seven years.
Torres shared photos of the launch with CNN iReport as NASA prepared for the final flight in its shuttle program. She recalled the moment of joy these pictures capture: Standing in front of the towering mass of the shuttle Challenger, she smiles as she shoulders the camera she used to record the event.
“Seeing the launch was a confirmation of what I had held on to,” she said. “Women could achieve their dreams.”
“Is it guns that kill people?” he asks rhetorically. “We all know that people kill people. … Islam itself is not incompatible with any other religion or the West. It’s not better or worse. The danger lies in the interpretation of the religion.
“In my religion book, if you are afraid that you will not make it to heaven because of fashion (the way you dress), then you are probably confusing Gianni Versace with the Prophet Mohammed,” he said.