The North Miami Police Department has released the personnel jacket of officer Jonathan Aledda, the man who shot Charles Kinsey three times in the leg last week.
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By Sarah Gallo
RALEIGH, NC- It is official: fall is here.
UGG boots and pumpkin spice latte’s have once again dominated college campuses across North Carolina.
Possibly the hottest topic of discussion on college campuses this time of year is how to spend the biggest of all holidays for college students: Halloween.
Many students would argue that Halloween parties are the best parties, because who doesn’t like to dress up in an itchy costume and drink excessive amounts of pumpkin-flavored beer?
Students in the Triangle area and beyond are planning on taking advantage of all their schools have to offer on Halloween night.
Here are some of the cooler things happening in our area:
East Carolina University (ECU) is best known this time of year for raging Halloween parties, along with the unfortunate riot that occurred on Oct. 31, 2014 at the local townhome community Riverwalk, located in close proximity to the university. In that incident over 3,000 rioted at the scene and many stood atop of a campus transit bus.
Halie Clegg, a current junior at ECU majoring is planning on going to the popular college burger joint Sup Dog’s “mug night,” where one can bring any size mug to the restaurant and receive unlimited $1 refills on all beer.
“There are bunch of Halloween themed events in downtown. Clubs will play Halloween-themed music and have lots of drink specials,” Clegg said. “Our party school reputation makes us stand out, because us pirates do know how to party and make Halloween more fun. It is easy to get out of hand, though.”
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is another place students flock to for Halloween. The university boasts a Halloween parade on the street adjacent to campus where students show off costumes and socialize with peers.
Trisha Bonthu, a sophomore at UNC, is one of many Tar Heels planning on spending Halloween dressing up and taking pictures with friends on Franklin St.
“Franklin St. is the one thing we are known for, we get together and take pictures and it’s one giant party,” Bonthu said. “I want to see if there are any new group costume themes this year. I feel like there will be a lot of Donald Trumps and Hillarys.”
Watch: A scene from Franklin St. in 2011 on Halloween night
Students from other universities in the Triangle may have trouble attending the event, though, as it is noted that Tar Hell Halloween festivities tend to be very exclusive due to overcrowding concerns.
“They try to cut back on people coming from other schools,” Bonthu said. “You have to have approved guests if someone’s staying in your dorm, and there’s no parking. They try to take every precaution they can.”
It is important to note that NC State University (NCSU) does not have the same reputation that ECU or UNC has when it comes to Halloween.
Last year students at NCSU enjoyed both the 2015 Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 31. 2015. These events offered students a fun, safe way to spend the holiday.
But this year, NCSU students will have to look towards the other alternatives the Triangle offers its residents to celebrate this year’s Halloween, for those who do not wish to just partake in intoxication and regretted decisions.
Durham’s Museum of Life and Sciences boasts a train ride to a local pumpkin patch, along with creative activities and fun for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased on the museum’s website.
The North Carolina State Fair is occurring in Raleigh N.C. from October 13-23, and is another popular event NC State students attend to celebrate the beginning of fall; It also serves as a way to get students excited about Halloween.
Dina Ibrahim, senior at NC State University, is planning on spending this Halloween partying with close friends dressed as Cat woman.
Ibrahim encourages students from surrounding universities to join NC State’s festivities as the wolfpack welcomes all she says.
“Everybody in Raleigh is really inclusive,” Ibrahim said. “If you go in to Raleigh looking for a fun time, there’s nobody that will turn you away. There’s lots of alcohol, and lots of loud music.”
Students in the Triangle area and beyond have plenty of options on how to spend the beloved holiday, but most college students are more than happy with spending the night drinking, partying, and showing off their homemade, college-budget friendly Halloween costumes.
Let us know know you will be celebrating in the comments below.
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By Danielle del Pico
With the return of classic 90’s Nicktoons presumably coming to Nickelodeon later this year, we thought it would be smart to take a look back at some of the best shows from that era in our lives.
So here’s our top 10 best Nickelodeon 90’s shows. Tell us in the comments if you agree or not:
10. Ren and Stimpy
With its crude humor, animation style, off the wall situations and chaotic relationships, Ren and Stimpy was the most controversial show on Nickelodeon for its time. It was that cartoon show that you watched while your parents looked on behind you in absolute disgust. Mission accomplished. This was one of the original three Nickelodeon shows and changed the playing field for cartoons to follow since its release in 1991. Unlike many of the shows on this list, it didn’t provide any moral ground for the characters. It was just good fun. Isn’t that what we need sometimes?
9. AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
This show is high up on the list simply for the animation style, a style that is just quintessential nineties. That “dirty animation” has influenced cartoons for future decades to follow. This show taught that the monsters you’re afraid of are actually not so different from us. It was set around monsters in training, adolescents in a monster school trying to figure out their place in the underground and pass class. The show features characters Oblina, Ickis and Krumm set against the backdrop of New York City.
8. Rocko’s Modern Life
This makes the list because of its nuanced adult humor. A second watching of this and you may pick up some things you missed when it first debuted in 1993. Today, there are instances of censorship of the beloved Wallaby. Most of the characters are rather eccentric and play into Rocko’s displacement as an Australian in his new home, O-Town. The show played into the mundane ins and outs of daily life and showed the humor and excitement that can happen in those “in betweens”.
7. Rocket Power
Probably not the most popular show on this list, but definitely worth a mention simply for the female character of Regina alone. She totally deconstructs feminine stereotypes and is an equal amongst her male counterparts. This show revolved around four diverse friends residing in a California town that love to participate in extreme sports and getting themselves into different oftentimes sticky situations. It originally aired in 1999 and ran for four seasons.
6. Clarissa Explains it All
Melissa Joan Hart was the 90’s sitcom princess, also starring in the title role of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, part of the TGIF lineup. This show aired from 1991-1994, and was also presented in a narrative style, much like Doug. This time, Clarissa helped explained all the tough, typical dilemmas teens have to face set against the backdrop of a video game narration style. It was supremely edgy for its time. Sort of the ‘Sex and the City’ for teenagers. Without the sex.
5. Kenan and Kel
Who loves Orange Soda? Kel love Orange Soda! Now comedian Kenan Thompson continues to entertain audiences on Saturday Night Live. This creation of Kim Bass (Sister, Sister) was wildly popular with teenagers, even spawning a cult classic movie. The show followed the dynamic duo and the different shenanigans they would get themselves into. Special nod to the awesome theme song by Coolio ‘Aw, here it goes!’
4. The Wild Thornberrys
Who doesn’t want to travel all around the world with their family as they film their own nature show? Eliza Thornberry is the original Cady Heron from Mean Girls, except she can talk to animals and doesn’t have to deal with Regina George, just her moody sister Debbie (who doesn’t remember the episode where Debbie tried to make her own shampoo? Talk about being organic before it was a thing!) Eliza Thornberry, (voiced by actress Lacey Chabert, who played Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls…these cannot just be coincidences) may not conventionally be your typical heroine but in the same vein, she is the best heroine. Here is a girl who stands up for what’s right and moreover, will do anything for her friends. Fun fact: their little brother Donnie (found in the wild and raised as their own) is voiced by Flea, bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tim Curry voices the father, Nigel Thornberry. Can Nickelodeon get any cooler?
When Doug first debuted on the air in 1991, it wasn’t just kids that were talking about it, teenagers quickly identified with Doug’s confidence issues and finding his place in his new hometown of Bluffington. This show featured a wide cast of characters, and took on a narrative style of storytelling. Think ‘The Outsiders’ meets ‘The Wonder Years’. Much like other shows on this list, Doug never talked down to its audience and connected well with the struggles that adolescents face every day.Jim Jenkins, the creator of Doug, based the cartoon on his story growing up. This show focused on much of Doug’s experiences with bully Roger Klotz, his love for Patty Mayonnaise and his friendship with Skeeter Valentine.
2. Hey Arnold!
Like many Nickelodeon shows, the characters of P.S. 118 and other residents of Hillwood never talked down to a young audience. The subject matters could range from social class to parent/child relationships. Running for five seasons, many episodes of Hey Arnold! centered on the hierarchy of public school and the microcosm of adolescent experiences. Many episodes focused on finding the good in people, doing the right thing and using caution with harsh judgments. Arnold oftentimes found himself in a position of leadership and never faltered with his good character. He always tried to be a friend to everyone, earnestly, This example is somewhat lost in mainstream cartoon shows, relying mostly on sarcastic comebacks to illustrate what “cool” is. Arnold’s individuality amidst all the other students of P.S. 118 showed you never have to conform, it’s okay to be who you are. Lastly, Helga is hilarious and made unibrows a safe conversation topic.
Who doesn’t remember running from the next room when the theme song started? Not only did it run for nine seasons (with a reboot in serious whispers) and spawned two spin off TV shows, All Grown Up! And Rugrats Pre-School Daze and three movies, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris and Rugrats Gone Wild (featuring the Wild Thornberrys), Rugrats also spawned various merchandising, like video games, confectionary items, and even a live stage show. Rugrats is an empire. This TV show takes the number one spot because these cartoon babies were far more entertaining than most adult TV shows on at the time, let’s be honest. Rugrats instilled in audiences an understanding that parents and children will not see things in the same perspective, but at the end of the day they still love you, albeit in their own wacky way. It also emphasized friendship, loyalty and caring for one another set against the imaginative world of a child. Who didn’t want a friendship like Tommy and Chuckie? This show is also number one for its eccentric cast of memorable characters such as the devious Angelica, sweet Grandpa and the rebellious twins Phil and Lil. This style of animation is now considered iconic, and is often emulated but never duplicated.
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Ben Carson, the former famed neurosurgeon apparently can’t see into the heads of his strongest supporters.
Moments after confirming his endorsement of Donald Trump, Carson supporters rushed to social media where many bashed him for the perceived betrayal.
“I’m absolutely heartbroken that you have chosen this path! It destroys everything I believed about you,” Vicky Snider wrote on Carson’s Facebook page.
“I could not be more disappointed in you Dr. Carson. You are not the person I thought you were,” Lori Nea Trybus wrote on Facebook. “I feel misled and betrayed by you. I thought you had an unwavering moral compass, but your support of Donald Trump proves that you do not.”
“No no no no no!!!!!! Please Dr. Carson no!!! He has made a mockery of all you fought so hard for!!!! I am beyond shocked and disappointed that you would stoop to endorse that wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing……
I am SO disheartened by this!! You didn’t have to endorse anybody, let alone hiM!!,” Debi Sweet wrote on Facebook.“Can’t believe you chose to support the one candidate who mocks God and is definitely not a Christian,” Kevin White wrote on the social media site. “Very disappointed in you and have lost much respect.”
“Well I have just lost all respect I had for you Dr. Carson,” Brenda Koppenhaver wrote on Facebook. “My husband and I were going to vote for you and you had to end your campaign, which we understand, but to we cannot back a schoolyard bully like Donald Trump.”“Honestly I feel used. I feel like you sold out,” David Humphrey wrote on Facebook. “You speak of Party as if it has relevance in the kingdom. I am hurt and feel like you have used the flag of Christ to sell out for political gain. I will never support Donald Trump.”Not all of Carson’s fans were against his decision though.“Thank you Ben for the support of Mr. Trump,” Steve Moore said. “I agree with everything you said. We won’t agree with everything everyone says, we all have differing opinions on various things, but with 2 men such as you and Mr. Trump, you have the wisdom to know what is going on in the real-world of Washington. Thank you for your support!”
Carson for his part said that the country is at a crossroads and in the middle of a moral crisis.
“We must be careful not to continue our current path, which is littered with uncertainty at best and ruination at worst,” Carson wrote in a Facebook post. “It is with that in mind that I endorse Donald Trump for President.”
Tell us what you think about Carson’s endorsement of Trump in the comments below!
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