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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.
U of Florida Removes Brick Honoring Aaron Hernandez U of Florida Removes Brick Honoring Aaron Hernandez
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As more and more details come to light about crimes allegedly committed by Aaron Hernandez, the more teams are trying to distance themselves from him. The latest such action came today as the University of Florida removed a brick on …

Jason Sudeikis Confirms SNL Exit Jason Sudeikis Confirms SNL Exit
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Jason Sudeikis has confirmed that he will follow former cast-mates Bill Hader and Fred Armisen in leaving Saturday Night Live. For many fans the announcement has been a long time coming, but Sudeikis finally came clean during an interview with …

Trader Joe’s Named Top Grocery Store By Survey Trader Joe’s Named Top Grocery Store By Survey

A survey conducted by customer intelligence firm Market Force has crowned Trader Joe’s as its top grocery store in the country. While Trader Joe’s may be known as a specialty market, it has a devoted following of customer and performed …

U of Texas Coach Says Players Should Be Paid U of Texas Coach Says Players Should Be Paid
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Whether or not college players should be paid has become quite the hot button issue lately, one which gained its most substantial supporter recently as University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown came out in favor of it. Brown, …

Canadian Man Apologizes For Swimming To Detroit Canadian Man Apologizes For Swimming To Detroit
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Causing an international incident is no laughing matter in today’s world of security checks and heavily guarded borders. However, one Canadian man may get off scot-free for illegally crossing into the United States. 47-year-old John Morillo of Windsor, Ontario reportedly …

Kanye And Kim Drop Major Cash On Gold Toilets Kanye And Kim Drop Major Cash On Gold Toilets
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When you have a child you want nothing more than to give them everything. That attitude might explain the flashiest addition to the Bel Air, CA mansion being built by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. As if the home’s $11 …

LeBron James Likely Done With Team USA LeBron James Likely Done With Team USA

LeBron James, considered by many to be the best basketball player in the world, is unlikely to play for the United States basketball team again, at least on paper. LeBron is probably done playing for Team USA. Unless, of course, …

Shrien Dewani’s Extradition Pleases Victim’s Family Shrien Dewani’s Extradition Pleases Victim’s Family

A judge ruled today that English businessman Shrien Dewani, who is thought to have had a hand in the death of his wife Anni, will be extradited to Cape Town, South Africa to face charges. Dewani allegedly plotted to have …

Stanford Tops Forbes List Of Top Universities Stanford Tops Forbes List Of Top Universities

For at least this year a west coast school can claim supremacy over what is usually viewed as eastern academic superiority. Stanford university in Palo Alto, CA has been named the top university in the country by a recent Forbes …

NFL Stars Chris Johnson, Devin Hester Race Cheetah NFL Stars Chris Johnson, Devin Hester Race Cheetah

Tennessee Titans Running Back Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears receiver and return specialist Devin Hester run faster than than most people could ever dream; but how does that speed stack up against the fast land animal in the world? In …

Americans Celebrate National Tequila Day Americans Celebrate National Tequila Day

Move over Earth Day! Hit the bricks Arbor Day! Today is a holiday that you will want to remember, but that you will most likely forget: National Tequila Day! Tequila is one of the fastest growing spirit markets in the …

Lady Gaga Takes Top Spot On Forbes Under-30 List Lady Gaga Takes Top Spot On Forbes Under-30 List

Lady Gaga recently underwent hip surgery to repair a labral tear, most likely caused by her intense dance schedule. It is that work ethic that helped her top this year’s Forbes list of the top earners under the age of …

Ryan Braun Loses Convenience Store Endorsement Deal Ryan Braun Loses Convenience Store Endorsement Deal

As reported yesterday here on WPN, former major league MVP Ryan Braun was recently slapped with a 65-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. While it has not been explicitly revealed just what Braun did to go against the …

Rig Blowout Leads To Evacuation Of 47 Workers Rig Blowout Leads To Evacuation Of 47 Workers

As of late, the gulf coast has become more well-known for oil spills and natural disasters than its natural beauty and once bountiful fishing and shrimping. A major oil spill in 2010 caused major damage to the area, damage that …

A Flock Of Seagulls Robbed Of Equipment And Van A Flock Of Seagulls Robbed Of Equipment And Van

A Flock of Seagulls, a British group most well-known for their 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away)” and their flamboyant hairstyles, were robbed of an estimated $70,000 worth of equipment and their tour van while on tour in Downey, …

Geraldo Rivera Tweets Semi-Nude Selfie. Seriously. Geraldo Rivera Tweets Semi-Nude Selfie. Seriously.
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It seems like every other day a nude photo of some celebrity or another is leaked onto the internet. Sometimes those photos are “accidentally” tweeted. Only those celebrities with the utmost confidence in their bodies actually tweet the photos themselves. …

Boston Bruins Bieber-Proof Locker Room Boston Bruins Bieber-Proof Locker Room

As if die-hard hockey fans needed another reason not to listen to Justin Bieber, the young musician recently committed a serious no-no. While visiting the Chicago Blackhawks locker room before a performance at the United Center Bieber was photographed stepping …

New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake New Zealand Hit By 6.5 Earthquake
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New Zealand, which has been experiencing a rash of earthquakes in recent days, was hit by the largest so far Sunday. The quake, which occurred around midnight eastern time, was at first reported as registering at 6.9, but that figure …

3 Bodies Found In Cleveland Suburb 3 Bodies Found In Cleveland Suburb
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Three bodies, all of which are reported to be female, have been found in a suburb of Cleveland, OH. The bodies were wrapped in several layers of trash bags and were found in various locations around an abandoned house in …

Katy Perry Takes Inspiration From Queen Katy Perry Takes Inspiration From Queen
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A musician claiming to take inspiration from Freddie Mercury and Queen is nothing new. Aspiring rock stars have been channeling the charismatic frontman for decades, and every kid who picks up a guitar learns a Brian May riff at some …

LeBron James Wins Best Male Athlete ESPY, Again LeBron James Wins Best Male Athlete ESPY, Again

As most athletes hope to do, LeBron James has made a habit of winning. Whether it is winning his fourth NBA MVP award or his second championship with the Miami Heat, he seems to like repeating his accomplishments. With this …

Domino Artists Break World Record Domino Artists Break World Record

Every kid enjoys watching dominos topple one another and serpentine their way across a room. As I child I would spend upwards of an hour setting up elaborate patterns and then watch in wonder as it all collapsed together in …

Adidas Springblade Shoe Looks Toward Future Adidas Springblade Shoe Looks Toward Future
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Every runner, or anyone looking to shed a few pounds for that matter, dreams of finding the perfect shoe. While the new Adidas Springblade might not prove to be that shoe, it is definitely going to catch some eyes when …

Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify

Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s enigmatic, pony-tail sporting frontman, has taken aim at Spotify for what he sees as a lack of compensation for artists. The move comes on the heels of a similar action by the members of Pink Floyd, who …