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Matt Spencer is currently taking time off before pursuing a PhD in English. His free time is spent reading, playing music, and obsessing over sports.
Hilary Clinton Backs Up Putin-Hitler Comparison

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton drew fire from many recently for her statements equating Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his country’s actions in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi invasions of Europe in the 1930s. Despite …

NCAA Being Sued By Yet Another Former Athlete

It is no secret that many former college athletes have a major bone to pick with the NCAA over the financial setup of the association. The latest blow to the old order of things has come in the form of …

Volvo XC90 To Include Apple CarPlay

Volvo may not be a name that comes to mind when we in America consider purchasing a new car, but it may jump a few spots up the list after the company’s recent announcement regarding the newest version of their …

Anna Kendrick Shakes Up Oscars Fashion

In the wake of all of the glitz and glamour at the Academy Awards last night one actress seems to have stolen the show by shaking up the dress status quo a bit. Those who are into the whole red …

Dale Jarrett Inducted Into NASCAR Hall Of Fame

NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett was inducted into the sport’s hall of fame yesterday, joining his father Ned. The two become the second father-son duo alongside Lee and Richard Petty. Jarrett enjoyed a long and successful career, which included a cup …

Richard Sherman Sticks By Peyton Manning Comments

It’s not unusual for a professional athlete to talk a little smack in the days leading up to a big game, but the situation is magnified when that games is the super bowl, and then blown up even more when …

Swimmer’s Death Raises Bigger Questions
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News of sexual assaults on college campuses has become far too commonplace in contemporary society, but a recent development may lead to a tightening of regulations and school awareness. Former University of Missouri swimmer Sasha Menu Courey was assaulted by …

Amanda Knox Awaiting Third Verdict
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The strung-out, incredibly divisive murder trial of American college student Amanda Knox is awaiting a third verdict that is expected to arrive on Thursday. Knox, who is accused of murdering her former roommate, the British student Meredith Kercher, has already …

Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Gaining Steam
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You think you’re sick of the Biebs? Well, a group of dedicated Americans is working to have the Canadian pop sensation deported back to the Great White North. The petition was filed on the White House website, which hosts petitions …

CM Punk Leaving WWE May Be Hoax

Professional wrestling is full of slang terms used in “the business” to refer to specific people or turns in the story. One that fans may soon become more familiar with is “worked shoot”, which may be what CM Punk and …

North Korea Threatens U.S., South Korea

North Korea likes to threaten the United States and South Korea; this is common knowledge. It’s their baseball. Yet, every threat from the extremely isolated nations sets off alarms, which is the case currently. As annual “Foal Eagle” join exercises …

Mia Farrow Visits Ecuador To Condemn Chevron

Mia Farrow may be most well known for her relationship with director Woody Allen and its disastrous end, but the actress also takes time out of her day to do some serious humanitarian work. Farrow, who has served as a …

“Knights Templar” Cartel Leader Captured In Mexico

The extremely deadly and destructive drug war that has been raging between the Mexican government and various cartels is no secret, and it often spills across the border of the United States. While there does not appear to be an …

Heidi Klum and Bodyguard Boyfriend Call It Quits

Attention all men of exceptional build and looks, now is your chance to attempt to bag a supermodel. It has been reported that supermodel/goddess Heidi Klum has split with longtime boyfriend and professional bodyguard Martin Kristen. The big breakup reportedly …

Kyron Horman’s Parents Face-off On Dr. Phil
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The Kyron Horman case made national headlines in 2010 when the then 7-year-old vanished in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In the three years since Kyron’s disappearance his parents have not faced each other. That all changed recently on the …

Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee

Mt. Sinabung is a pleistocene-to-holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s OK if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, because the word that is important in the previous sentence is volcano, mainly because of what they are known …

Bill de Blasio Wins New York Mayoral Primary

Often all it takes to be elected to public office is the promise that you will be nothing like the last guy. Nearly every president in the last twenty years has told the public that they would bring something to …

Giovanni Trapattoni Steps Down As Irish Team Manager

Although Ireland has not had a lot of success historically at the FIFA World Cup competition, that has not affected the love of the sport harbored by the people of the country. However, the lack of production on the pitch …

Best Buy CEO Dumps Stake To Pay For Divorce

Divorces are always a little messy. They tend to be especially harsh when there is money involved. That is the lesson that is being learned the hard way by the CEO of electronic retail giant Best Buy. Hubert Joly, who …

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Arrested For DUI
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When the Atlanta Hawks hired former San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer as their head coach back in May they must have has something a little different in mind. Hawks new head coach, Mike Budenholzer, was arrested by the GSP …

Shellie Zimmerman To Rethink Marriage
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Shellie Zimmerman, who is the current wife of acquitted murder suspect George Zimmerman, has revealed that the couple’s relationship may soon be coming to an end. The news comes only one day after she took a plea deal in her …

Scofflaw List Will Be Used To Shame Motorists

Anyone who has driven through Illinois knows how annoying their toll system can be. It seems like you stop everyone mile to pay a little bit of cash. That high level of inconvenience has lead many to simply skip paying, …

Gus The Polar Bear, New York Icon, Dead At 27

It isn’t often that zoo animals can garner a following or become celebrities. Needless to say, Gus the polar bear wasn’t the average zoo animal. The longtime Central Park Zoo staple was known for his neuroticism that included swimming obsessively …

Joe Flacco Banners Anger Denver Fans

Sports fans tend to hold grudges. All it takes is one crushing victory against their team and you face a lifetime of at least mild hatred from that city. That is just what is happening in Denver in the lead …