Alana Mastrangelo

Alana Mastrangelo

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Western Washington U. May Dump Viking Mascot for ‘Idolizing Conquest’

Western Washington University (WWU) is mulling the idea of scrapping its Viking mascot, claiming it is “a figure that is potentially exclusive on the basis of both ethnicity and gender,” and that “names idolizing conquest” are “out of line” with the university’s values.

WWU Viking Mascot "Victor E. Viking" (WWU)

UPenn Investigates Rhodes Scholar over Lying About Poverty on Applications

The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Rhodes Trust are reportedly investigating a graduate student who won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford after she was accused of being “blatantly dishonest” about her life struggles — which schools encourage students to write about on their applications.

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Kim Mi-soo, Model and Disney Actress, Dead at 29

South Korean actress and model Kim Mi-soo has died at the age of 29, according to her agency. The actress had recently appeared in the Disney Plus series Snowdrop. Her cause of death has not been revealed. “Kim suddenly left us

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‘Popping Champagne:’ Theranos Whistleblower Celebrates Elizabeth Holmes’ Guilty Verdict

Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz reportedly celebrated the verdict of disgraced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes by “popping champagne.” Shultz was a full-time employee of Theranos that quit after just eight months when he recognized that “it was clear that there was an open secret within Theranos that this technology simply didn’t exist.”

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Grammy Awards 2022 Postponed due to Omicron Variant

The Grammy Awards 2022 has been postponed due to the Omicron variant of the Chinese coronavirus, making it the second year in a row that the Grammys have been postponed over the pandemic.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Jennifer Lopez (C) performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Study: Celebrity-Obsessed People Are Less Intelligent

New research from a Hungarian study has found that celebrity-obsessed people are less intelligent, as they perform lower on cognitive tests than those with lower levels of celebrity worship.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: (L-R) Don Cheadle, George Clooney and Matt Damon pose at the after party for the premiere of Hulu's "Catch-22" at the Sunset Towers on May 07, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Women Reprimanded for Harassing White ASU Students Claim They’re Being ‘Persecuted’

Two woke Arizona State University (ASU) students are accusing the school of “persecuting” them and being “a violent place” after they were reprimanded for harassing two white students in ASU’s so-called “multicultural center.” The woke students were seen in a viral video last September confronting white students over a laptop sticker, which read, “Police Lives Matter,” claiming the white students had displayed imagery of “white supremacy” and “white nationalism.”

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