Students ask Missouri State to cancel classes for eclipse
Students are demanding that Missouri State University cancel classes for an entire day so they can get a slightly better view of the solar eclipse.
“Thousands of students at Missouri State University will miss out on seeing the full solar eclipse because of the first day of classes,” laments an online petition requesting the day-off. “Springfield does not lie on the path of totality for the eclipse, so students will have to drive 2 hours at a minimum to view it.”
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters hits out at musicians for crossing Israel ‘picket line’
Waters and other BDS supporters recently asked Radiohead to join the cultural boycott of Israel and cancel a gig scheduled in Tel Aviv last month. The band rejected the call, but Waters still hopes to speak with the frontman personally.
Yorke explained that his band doesn’t endorse the Israeli government or its occupation of Palestine. He added, however, that the band also doesn’t support President Trump, but that it doesn’t prevent Radiohead from playing in the US.
Diamond and Silk rip YouTube, say 95% of videos demonetized over Trump support
Two of President Trump’s most ardent supporters, the YouTube stars known as Diamond and Silk, say a financial stranglehold has been placed on their videos.
Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson of North Carolina, whose support of Mr. Trump and no-nonsense delivery during the 2016 U.S. presidential season turned them into online sensations, said Thursday their YouTube videos have become casualties of the company’s attempt to silence “extremism.”
‘Guess this is what freedom looks like’: Chelsea Manning poses in swimsuit for Vogue
“Guess this is what freedom looks like,” she wrote online Thursday with a photo of herself in a red one-piece that accompanies a new Vogue magazine article about her. The photo was taken by Annie Leibovitz.
Manning, 29, was released from prison in May after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, which was commuted earlier this year by Barack Obama in his final days as president.
PQ leader calls for new Quebec language law in reaction to 2016 census data
Only people who can speak French should be allowed to immigrate to the province, Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee said Thursday in reaction to 2016 census data.
Lisee said if his party wins the 2018 election, it will introduce a new, stricter language law to stem what called a worrying trend in the use of French in Quebec.
“We say if we are in power, in the first 101 days we will table legislation to make sure all new immigrants will have to show knowledge of French before they can come to Quebec,” he told reporters.