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-Over a hundred protestors marched east on 135th St in North Miami to demand that FIU not build a road through the Arch Creek East Environment Preserve.
-The city has opposed the plan to connect 135th St to the backside of the FIU North Campus for years because they say it would damage the preserve.
-North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin said that the city is preparing to sue in order to stop the project from going through.
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Yep, this is about what we deserve internet.
As first reported by BuzzFeed (because of course it was), a 16 year old girls viral tweet of a series of images of clouds over Miami this past weekend has taken over the internet.
Yep. This is a real cloud:
The sky in Miami is breathtaking pic.twitter.com/9yrGHy6DWZ
— S (@sammeaz) July 10, 2016
The girl in question is Samantha Meazaros. She was in the car driving with her mom this past Saturday when she spotted the cloud.
“I went to tell my mom something, but then I looked over her shoulder and said, ‘What is that?!’ and then she said that she was about to ask the exact same thing,” Meazaros told BuzzFeed. “We were just like, ‘How in the world did this happen?’”
Meazaros wasn’t the only one to see the phallic phenomenon:
I love Miami sunsets pic.twitter.com/rG9M3ZvrKH
— Krista Leon (@krista_leonn) July 10, 2016
A local student even saw the penis cloud at Florida International University:
— lil akatsuki hoe (@ohdamnabby_) July 11, 2016
According to BuzzFeed, the cloud is actually a formation known as a towering cumulus.
Thanks Miami. Never stop. Please never stop.
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Student groups at the University of Mississippi in Oxford will rally Friday afternoon in order to bring attention to a cause they believe is worthy of national attention the removal of the state flag from the campus.
Mississippi is the only state in the Union that still has the Confederate battle flag as part of the official state flag. Georgia was the second to last state to rid its state flag of Confederate iconography and did so in 2003.
At 12:30 CST on Friday, numerous progressive student groups and those associate with minority including the campus chapter of the NAACP will be rallying in front of a well-known Confederate Statue in the Circle, a historical central location on campus.
The organizations, which include the Black Student Union, UM Pride Network, College Democrats and others want the Associated Student Body, the student government of Ole Miss to pass a resolution that would call for the removal of the state flag from campus.
Allen Coon is a student senator and also the president of the campus College Democrats chapter. He authored the resolution and has helped organize the event.
As a native Mississippian, the fight is a personal one for Coon.
“I love my state and I care about it deeply. But every-time, I see that flag it reminds me that we are promoting a perspective that led to a war of injustice and pain,” Coon said in a phone interview with Rise News. “And that’s not representative of my Mississippi and that’s why it has to change.”
According to the Daily Mississippian, there are 49 student senators in the Associated Student Body. That would mean that at least 25 of them would have to vote in favor of taking down the flag in order for the resolution to pass. Coon told Rise News that it would be a difficult fight to win the vote in the student senate.
“If this resolution fails, then it will bring a lot more scrutiny on the campus from a national perspective,” Coon said. “The very test of a symbol is that it should be divisive. On that basis alone, it is grounds enough to take down the flag.”
“When people think of Ole Miss I don’t want them to think, ‘oh that’s a racist school,’” Buka Okoye, the president of the Ole Miss NAACP said in an interview with Daily Mississippian reporter Dawn Boddie. “Therefore, what are we doing to rid ourselves of that image?”
According to the Mississippi Business Journal, five other public universities in the state do not currently fly the official state flag: Delta State University, Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Alcorn State University.
Even if student government passes the resolution, it will be up to campus administrators to make the final decision.
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Read: Proposed Ole Miss student government resolution to take down state flag on campus
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