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Ezekiel Elliott, the Ohio State Buckeye running back who led his team to a 42-13 victory over the Michigan Wolverines earlier in the day has found himself back in controversy on social media.
Elliott tweeted a comment referencing Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s 46 carries in the Crimson Tide’s victory over Auburn.
After the Tide beat the Tigers, Elliott took to Twitter:
40+ carries … Must be nice lol
— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) November 29, 2015
Elliott had previously ripped Ohio State coaches for the lack of touches that he received last week when the Buckeyes lost to Michigan State.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer refused to suspend Elliott after last week’s comments.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 29, 2015
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Scores of students at the Ohio State University in Columbus are demanding widespread reforms and changes at the school after conducting a large sit-in at the President’s office.
According to Al-Jazeera, the sit-in protestors where quickly threatened with arrest by police and set off a fierce conversation on social media about whether the #ReclaimOSU movement had any merit.
— RFC.OSU (@RFC_OSU) April 7, 2016
The protestors seem to be from a slew of left leaning student groups that are demanding a mix of things from the school including:
-Demands by an organization called Real Food OSU “to create a just, transparent and democratic food system”. (Bottomline: they want 20% of campus food to be locally sourced and humanely grown by 2020.)
-Demands by United Students Against Sweatshops to “halt the Comprehensive Energy Management Plan which would further privatize our university.”
-Demands by the Committee for Justice in Palestine to “divest from companies that are complicit in Israeli apartheid.” (Some believe that Israel is conducting an apartheid like system. Others believe that calling Israel an apartheid state to be anti-Semitic.)
— Jumpman (@Younglionking7) April 6, 2016
“We do not know what companies OSU invests in and we do not know how our tuition money is allocated,” an excerpt from a list of demands of the protestors reads. “Requests to see this information have been denied. How is it that OSU refuses to tell us where our money is going?”
Not everyone agrees with the protestors.
A parody Twitter account has sprung up making fun of the group and their demands, indicating that they are overreacting to the circumstances on campus:
— Reclaim OSU (@ReclaimOSU614) April 7, 2016
After police reportedly refused to allow in food or legal representation to the protestors holed up in the President’s office on campus, students finally left after being threatened with academic sanctions.
Arrest is one thing;NO STUDENT has the money/time to be expelled. They silenced us by putting our whole lives at risk. We just want justice.
— angry brown girl ✨ (@diasporadesi) April 7, 2016
It is unclear whether the protests will continue today.
This is a developing story. Stay with RISE NEWS as we learn more information.
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-Miami Shores Vice Mayor Sean Brady has installed a solar panel system on his roof, a step that he hopes encourages others to get on board with the technology.
-When he was elected to the village council in 2017 Brady said that he was challenged by a resident about what he had actually done on climate change.
-The resident said to Brady: “I really don’t want you doing this pie in the sky stuff, what have you personally done to be able to reduce your carbon footprint?”
-Brady said that he was glad he was able to tell the resident that he was pursuing a solar panel system at his home.
-Brady said that the system has been running since the end of April and that it usually generates more power than he uses on a typical sunny day.
-Brady should make up for the price of the system in 7 years time due to his lower monthly electric bill. He eventually wants to be off of the FPL grid entirely.
-Brady said that Florida’s regulatory environment is not conducive for consumers who are interested in going solar.
-As a result, Brady said that he wants Miami Shores to lead the way by making things easier for residents to install solar units.
-An example of this is the fact that the village has waived permitting fees for panels for the next year.
-There is also a local Northern Miami-Dade Solar Co-op that Brady hopes can build enough scale to make a difference. Miami Shores has signed on as a partner with the co-op.
-Brady said that he wants Miami Shores to eventually put solar panels on all of the village’s municipal buildings and he hopes to see change in state laws so that homeowners can have more choices on the issue.
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While more than 30 South Florida schools walked out to protest America’s gun laws on Wednesday, one Florida school district was not prepared to let its students do the same.
The Levy County School board said that they would expel students who participated in the National Student Walkout on Wednesday.
The statement came in a Facebook post made on the official school board page.
“While students have a first amendment right of freedom of speech it cannot be done so in a manner that is disruptive to the school environment,” The official school board communication said. “We cannot have students just leaving campus without the proper checkout procedures being followed.”
Thousands of students in South Florida walked out from their schools to protest what they perceive as America’s weak gun laws.
In some cases in South Florida, schools let their students out early to facilitate their right to protest.
The Coral Springs Police Department even deployed officers to keep students safe while protesting near busy streets.
For Coral Springs students participating in the walkout, please stay on Sample Rd. and Coral Springs Dr. We have personnel on those roads to ensure your safety. Motorists, please proceed with caution or avoid those areas. Walkout is scheduled to begin at noon.
— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) February 21, 2018
The walk out movement has sprung up in the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week.
Despite an incredible upswing in youth activism since the shooting, the Levy County School Board seems unmoved.
The Miami Monster called the Levy County School Board for comment but no one was available to speak to us in an official capacity.
The person who answered the phone said that students would be able to participate in a walkout, but only if a parent signed them out of school to do so.
“We do encourage supporting keeping our schools and campuses safe and encourage students to make their voices heard to policy makers,” The statement on the Facebook page reads. “I encourage you to encourage them to make sure that their opinions and voices are heard in a positive manner.”
The statement then went on to cite the official board policy:
“Any student who participates in a boycott, walkout, sit-in, strike, or any similar
disruptive action which interferes with the orderly operation of the school shall be
deemed guilty of serious misconduct and shall be subject to suspension or
expulsion from school.”
Levy County is located in Northwest Florida and is one of Florida’s smallest and most conservative voting counties.
The School Board oversees 12 schools in total and serves a population of just over 40,000 people.
Over 70% of the county voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
So what do you think? Should students run the risk of being punished for walking out of school to protest America’s gun laws? Tell us in the comments.
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