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The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, aka the FratPAC, plans to lobby Congress this April for changes that will make college sexual assault cases even more difficult to report: The group wants the criminal justice system to resolve cases before universities look into them. Why? Because they seriously believe that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly. As of right now, the U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to investigate complaints and deal with students who are found responsible of sexual assault. Read More
Our new issue is out now (yay!), and we've packed quite a few goodies into its pages for you wonderful BUSTies: - The adorable Ellie Kemper, star of Tina Fey's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, talks to BUST about where she's been, the culture shock of Bridesmaids, and "girl roles" in the acting industry. - Spring is beginning to rear her lovely head, and we have some new fashion trends for you to check out! (Hint: leggings, rings, cat shoes... and flowers, duh.) - We put together a thoroughly researched (you're welcome) vape guide for cannabis usage. Read More
A 20-year-old college student in India confronted her would-be attacker by dragging him to the nearest police station while bystanders silently watched. Pradnya Mandhare was entering the train station during an afternoon in Vile Parle, a suburb of Mumbai, when a drunken male stranger approached her. The man, now identified as Chavan Chowdee, allegedly grabbed her inappropriately amidst the crowd of travelers. Mandhare stated, as told to the Telegraph, “I was shocked for a couple of seconds, but then I started hitting him with my bag. Read More
Well, it has officially happened. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced he will be running for president in 2016 (we’re groaning too). Aside from spouting that we Americans need to “return to the truth” and how “it’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to make America great again,” Cruz has ironically been the one ending up way behind on the polls, without much support from his colleagues. But alright, Mr. Read More
Trolls beware: the days of harassment on social media might be a thing of your sad, sad past and, no, you can’t just hide away under a bridge behind your laptop—there probably isn’t WiFi under there anyway. As of today, the team at Facebook is looking to clear up those fuzzy lines of their community standards, giving users better-defined guidelines for sharing and posting on the service. “We’re trying to strike the balance based on the way our community works,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, said in an interview. Read More