Day: September 10, 2020

California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen school campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case.

Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling.

“I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to school.”

Last month, the board, along with a few parents and several private schools across California, took the unusual step of filing legal actions directly with the state Supreme Court.

Two lawsuits claimed that actions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health to curb the spread of coronavirus were unconstitutional and violated the right to equal access to education. Newsom’s order effectively closed most school campuses to

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Coronavirus rules lead Northeastern University to dismiss 11 students over a gathering

Northeastern University said it has dismissed 11 first-year students who gathered in a hotel room “in violation of university and public health protocols that prohibit crowded gatherings.”

The students are among about 800 in a study-abroad program who are currently staying in two-person rooms at a Westin Hotel in Boston, according to a university statement Friday.

After the gathering of the 11 in a hotel room was discovered by university staff members making rounds Wednesday night, the students were informed that they are no longer enrolled for the fall semester. They have the right to contest their dismissal at a hearing, the statement said.

“Those people who do not follow the guidelines — including wearing masks, avoiding parties and other gatherings, practicing healthy distancing, washing your hands, and getting tested — are putting everyone else

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The Twitch Viewers Who Dedicate Their Days To Trolling The Army And Navy

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Sam is a 20 year-old college student who says he felt deceived by military recruitment efforts at his own high school. Recently, he found a way to push back. He and dozens of others, spread across a couple of Discords, spend chunks of their day trolling the military on Twitch. They harbor no delusions. They do not believe that branches of the United States military are going to suddenly upend their esports operation and go home. But nearly every night of the week, they still spend hours poking and prodding at the twin bears that are America’s Army and Navy.

The biggest threat to the Army and Navy’s gaming-centric recruitment effort has passed. In July, the Army’s Twitch channel faced widespread scrutiny for banning viewers who asked about war crimes in defiance of the First Amendment, hosting sketchy giveaways that seemed more like baited recruitment

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Dak Prescott: I plan to be a Cowboy for the rest of my career

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He’s said it before, and he’ll say it again.

Dak Prescott repeated Friday on SiriusXM NFL Radio what he has said many times since failing to reach a long-term deal with the Cowboys by the July 15 deadline.

I’m very optimistic,” Prescott said. “That’s business, and there’s all kind of avenues in business of why it might not get worked out. I’m very confident that I’ll be a Cowboy, and as I’ve said before, I plan to be a Cowboy for the rest of my career. So there’s no worries when it goes into that. There’s no thoughts that I allow to distract me. This is the place to be. As I talk about the team and how exciting this offense can be with the new coaching staff, how great this defense is going to be, and this team, in general. This is the place

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Kickoff Time and Television Announced

Boston College’s opener against Duke has a kickoff time according to a press release by the school. The Eagles will face off against the Blue Devils at noon on September 19th in Durham, North Carolina. This game will be played in an empty stadium, with no fans. ACC Regional Sports Networks will carry the game with detailed information on specific channel listings to be announced the week of the game.

This is the eighth matchup between the two schools, with BC holding a 4-3 series edge historically. However the Blue Devils have a two game winning streak against the Eagles. In 2015 Duke won an ugly 9-7 ugly battle in Durham. And in 2010, BC lost a 20-19 game in Chestnut Hill that was decided on an missed 23 yard field goal by Nate Freese in the waning seconds of the game. 

While this is the first game for the

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