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“Stand Up to Clean Up,” is a new illustrated guide, put out by The Worker’s Justice Project, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, to empower female day-laborers who are often exploited and taken advantage without much recourse due to language barriers.  Gothamist reported on the guide earlier this week, and interviewed Carmen Fajardo, an Ecuadorian house cleaner, who described the safety hazards and risks she took for work.  "I remember ... Read More
You've probably been seeing Bill Cosby's name popping up everywhere recently. Ever since comedian Hannibal Buress brought up the rape allegations against Cosby at a recent show, causing a stir in the entertainment community, a lot has gone down.  It's not an easy truth to face (Cosby is a beloved comic, actor, and pop culture father figure to many), but these are the facts and the recent repercussions that are now rippling through the media: Earlier ... Read More
Serious coding and computer engineering isn't something just for the boys (duh!), but that is the message you would get if you picked up the kid's book "Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer." Although you might assume at first glance that it's a super empowering and inspiring tale about Barbie reaching her dream of becoming a computer engineer, you would be wrong. A more accurate description would be that Barbie designs the game she wants to make for her coding ... Read More
Lately it seems that everyone has been listening to the Serial podcast (BUST included!), a story told weekly to figure out if Adnan Syed is truly guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The hit podcast is currently number one on iTunes and its dedicated listeners are discussing their own theories. The current obsession has inspired three comedians to make a parody. Upright Citizen Brigade comedians, Paul Laudiero, Zach Cherry and Will Stephen are behind ... Read More
Rehtaeh Parsons’ story is taking over Twitter, following news that there will be no jail time for the now 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in September. The photographer will receive a one-year conditional discharge, as well as a mandatory DNA sample for a national database. The charges are regarding a photo taken in 2011, which showed Rehtaeh throwing up while the photographer’s friend allegedly sexually assaulted her. ... Read More
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