Merida, Meatless Lunches, and Masturbation Marathons – 10 Things to Know, May 3rd

  1. Eleven Dancing Princesses: It’s official – Merida of Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” is set to officially join the other ten Disney princesses as Disney continues with its jackpot marketing strategy. – Huffington Post
  2. Cinderella Story: Speaking of Disney princesses, Mariah Carey renewed her wedding vows with husband Nick Cannon in a shut-down Disneyland, and in a princess dress of her own. Because she could. – New York Magazine
  3. Egyptian Outcry: Tear gas was fired at Islamist protesters trying to get into state security headquarters in Cairo late Thursday evening. Over 2,000 had gathered to protest Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s security policies. – Reuters
  4. Pope Parody: Carnegie Mellon University female student causes controversy by marching in her school’s parade as the pope, but only from the waist up… Read more at Huffington Post.
  5. Secondhand: There is a study showing that teenage girls might just be more susceptible to the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke than teenage boys. – Time
  6. Meatless Education: New York public elementary school starts all-vegetarian school lunches, and the kids are said to love it. – CNN
  7. Heads Up Display – We are now posting the new Heads Up Display videogame panel discussions (produced by the College of Media and Communications)! Check out this episode about the newest Tomb Raider, and hear the latest complaint about EA Games and The Sims. – The Hub@TTU
  8. More to Love: Rhode Island became the 10th state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage on Thursday. – Huffington Post
  9. Fitzgerald Frenzy?: This first edition of The Great Gatsby (book) is going for about $194,000. Great Gatsby indeed. – Time
  10. Masturbate-A-Thon: We kid you not. May is National Masturbation Month. Check out what’s going on in Philadelphia to raise money for sex-ed groups. – Huffington Post

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