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Diane Tran is a straight-A student at Willis High School near Houston, Texas. She takes advanced placement and dual credit courses, and works hard for her good grades. She works two jobs outside of school to support her older brother and younger sister, for whom she is financially responsible. She is also, according Texas law and Judge Lanny Moriarty, a criminal. Tran was recently sentenced to 24 hours in jail and a $100 fine for missing too many days of school.

I’ve always been fascinated by outer space. It’s so easy to feel small and almost lost in the vastness of the universe when you stop and think about just how big it really is. (Although I’m reminded of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote that advises otherwise: “I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe; we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” But I digress.

We saw this post on "Food Pervert" Laura Vincent's blog HungryandFrozen.com, and had to share it with you.  I thought that Gin and Tonic Ice Cream would be nice. Gin and tonic go together so excellently well, so why wouldn't they excel together in ice cream form? Well, it wasn't so much "nice" as "high-kick-then-landing-in-a-split-ingly rapturous", but you be the judge.   You no more need an ice cream machine for this than you need to know how to do the splits. It really couldn't be easier. Or more unconditionally delicious.

  Here in the US, we're constantly reminded of the systematic inferiority of women in the workplace– we earn 77 cents on the man’s dollar (and women of color make less than that - African American women make 64 cents and Hispanic women make 54 cents on the white man's dollar). Women out-earn men only in the “personal care” sector of the workforce.

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Do you love Draw Something, the Pictionary-esque smartphone game, as much as we do here at BUST? I started strong in the game, trying to draw recognizable pictures, but at a certain point, I just gave up trying. But Sarah Sitkin is a player who doesn't take this game lightly. She not only draws the word, but incorporates it into an entire scene, then meticulously creates brilliant pieces of art. Now my stick figures with talk bubbles just seem extra unacceptable. Click here and prepare to be wowed.

Our June/July issue includes a feature ("Piece of Cake," page 48) on how to throw a killer bday party for your closest buddy. We've got some party tunes below for your listening pleasure--you can listen to these and even more (!) songs on our Spotify playlist. "Live Your Life," Yuna [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RSXJUG8Sa0 425x344] "Keep You," Wild Belle [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EtYBbPH-kw 425x344] "Make Me Yours," Phyllis Dillon [video:http://www.youtube.

In my head, the executives of movie and TV studios are conniving, soulless people who tap their fingers together while squashing creative ideas and forcibly removing the soul of every good show. Turns out, they are less "evil Mr. Burns from The Simpsons" and more "Ministry of Truth from Nineteen Eighty-Four," carefully misleading the public with euphemisms and propaganda.

  Unfortunately, many of us have experienced some form of street harassment – getting catcalled at, peeped at, or even groped in a crowded area. But there’s another kind of harassment that doesn’t receive quite as much attention, mostly because it’s so covert: the “upskirt” video or photo. The issue of upskirt videos was a pretty hot topic in the BUST office today, because one of our editors was upskirt-video'd recently on the subway.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a bit of a Nancy Drew nerd. When I was little, I would usually read one book from the series a day, curling up underneath my covers until the late hours of the night with my flashlight in hand, so my parents wouldn’t know I was still awake, finishing the remaining chapters. I eventually started creating my own “spy gear,” sneaking around the house (unsuccessfully), attempting to find a mystery to solve.