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Teacher drops multiple F-bombs during tirade over use of term ‘African-American’

A Los Angeles teacher whose profanity-laced tirade was caught on an audio recording admits a student heckler got the best of her. The outburst took place Sept. 26 during a lesson on race and ethnicity at the Humanities and Art Academy in Harbor City, The Daily Breeze reported Wednesday. The…

Suspect in custody after student shot at California high school

One student has been shot and taken to a nearby medical center and another student is in custody in Taft, California, a rural community about 40 miles from Bakersfield. According the Taft Independent newspaper’s Facebook page, police are reporting that the incident is over and that the weapon, a shotgun,…

Italian appeals court clears Amanda Knox of murder

PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) – An Italian court cleared 24-year-old American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and ordered them to be set free on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. Seattle native Knox and Italian computer student Raffaele Sollecito, had…

Schooled in austerity, students reluctantly borrow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Emi Young decided to attend Pomona College in California a few years ago, she broke with a tradition as closely associated with U.S. universities as fraternity parties and cramming for final exams. Young did not take out one dime of student loans. Moreover, she preferred Pomona…

Mother sues Cornell for $25 million after son’s hazing death

WASHINGTON — The mother of a Cornell University student is suing a fraternity for $25 million after her son was allegedly kidnapped, bound and forced to drink large amounts of alcohol that led to his February death. George Desdunes, a sophomore at the prestigious Ivy League school, called the Sigma…

Osama bin Laden a serious student: Taiwan judo coach

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden stood out not just because of his height but because of his serious, conservative demeanor, according to a Taiwan man who says the al Qaeda leader, killed by U.S. troops on Monday, was a student in his judo classes in Saudi Arabia. Jimmy…

College paper trumps administration, puts whole front page ‘below fold’

The staff of the Collegian, the daily student newspaper of Philadelphia’s La Salle University, outwitted their school’s administration with a clever design choice. Told to keep a scandalous story involving a professor using an exotic dancer for a business seminar below the fold of the front page — after fighting for…

ACLU to defend student sent home for wearing pro-equality shirt

An eighth-grade Louisiana student who was sent home from school for wearing a pro-equality shirt is receiving support from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). KTBS reported that De Soto Middle School student Dawn Henderson was ordered to go home after refusing to remove a shirt with the text “Some…

UCLA student quits over ‘appalling’ Japan YouTube rant

LOS ANGELES – A US student whose “appalling” anti-Asian and anti-Japanese rant went viral on YouTube announced she was quitting college, after receiving death threats. The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) undergraduate said the video had led to “the harassment of my family … death threats and being…

Dick Morris calls Congressman Ron Paul ‘horrific’

During a brief radio interview on Monday, conservative political commentator and frequent Fox News guest Dick Morris said he strongly opposed Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul due to the congressman’s stance against the drug war and war on terrorism. “I think he’s horrific,” Morris told Peter Schiff, who was an…

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