Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Amanda Bynes gives her first interview in 4 years, and it’s everything we could have hoped for

June 11, 2017

Amanda Bynes is back, everyone, and she’s better than ever. After almost four years away from cameras living it up as a fashion student, a lace-clad Bynes reveals in a new interview with Hollyscoop that she’s working towards a clothing line of her own as well as a return to the small screen. SEE ALSO: Teen fashionistas slay in their handmade Planned Parenthood dresses “I’m going to start acting again,” Bynes said. “I wanna do TV, do a few guest spots of some …

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Weibo blocks users from posting photos and videos on Tiananmen anniversary

June 7, 2017

… 25 Years Later During student-led, pro-democracy protests in the square in 1989, the Chinese military, armed with rifles and tanks, killed at least several hundred demonstrators. A student movement leader speaks to a crowd at Tiananmen on May 28, 1989. Image: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The Chinese government has never officially acknowledged the incident, and has actively censored and blocked any mention of the events online. On Saturday morning, Weibo posted a notice to its 340 million …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… new organizationTrilogywith the purpose of continuing on for Penn States main philanthropic campus event: THON, a 46-hour dance marathon that raises money for the fight against childhood cancer. Trilogy even retained Tri Deltas fraternity partner, Kappa Delta Rho, and the university still considered it a Greek pairing, a student public relations representative of THON told the college newspaper at the time. A press release distributed at the time of Tri Deltas closing by the national office …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… here,” said Yang Chen, a 28-year-old graduate student from Xiamen, who was at the Apple Store from 8 p.m. the previous day. Grey shirts with the Apple logo, a heart shape and a red dot symbolizing Singapore were given out to the first few customers. Image: ng yi shu/mashable Image: ng yi shu/mashable “We’ve been waiting for this store for so long… being at an Apple Store is a different experience. It’s not like going to an Apple authorized sale centre. …

May 28, 2017
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Texas Teacher Gives ‘Most Likely To Become A Terrorist’ Award To 7th Grader

I was shocked, Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Houston, told Click2Houston. [The teacher] said, Most likely to become a terrorist, and she said my name, and she gave me this. It was not a joke, Lizeth was quoted as saying. I do not feel comfortable with this. These award statements and ideals are not representative of the Aguirre vision, mission and educational goals for its students,Lathan wrote. An investigation will be launched into these …

May 26, 2017
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Meet the YouTube star behind Overly Attached Girlfriend

… Girlfriend 1) Morris was never really a Belieber According to Refinery29, Morris was more intrigued by the singers origin story how hed been accidentally discovered on YouTube and then mentored by Usher than she was his music. And she realized the comedic potential of filming a creepy fan video from the perspective of a 20-year-old college student. Screengrab via Layna Walker/YouTube 2) Overly Attached Girlfriend was created by a random Reddit user Reddits responsible for a significant …

May 23, 2017
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Stephen Colbert Slams Trump for Comparing His TV Ratings to 9/11

… still Muslims. Butand its a big buthe did sign a law making it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns and for hibernating bears to be hunted. So he took care of his base: insane people who want to murder Yogi. Like any accomplished student, Trump tried to lower expectations for his 100-day grade this past week by tweeting: The initials S.C., Colbert joked, could mean the Supreme Courtand Trumps nomination of Neil Gorsuchor it could mean none other than Stephen Colbert. Its possible! He has …

May 22, 2017
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Maria Bamford gets painfully real about student loans: ‘To receive an invoice is to know you’re alive’

… lowballing me? I’m not a sitting governor and the football coach isn’t living check to check.” Bamford later explained how her husband’s $17,000 student loan turned into a $53,000 loan by the time he was actually able to pay it off. Before leaving the stage, Bamford handed a theater graduate a $5,000 check (what she had left after taxes and fees) to go toward her loans. She didn’t skimp on the broad life advice either, like to avoid getting STDs from Vulcans. …

May 20, 2017
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