Happy Monday! This is what happened over the weekend.
1. Update: HB 2 is still bad.
Quick recap of where we're at in regards to the five pages of dogshit known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.
Over 120 business leaders, including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, signed onto a Human Rights Campaign letter opposing HB 2, saying, "This is not a direction in which states move when they are seeking to provide successful, thriving hubs for business and economic development."
“The Republicans have done them a favor,” said William Eskridge Jr., a Yale law school professor who teaches about gender, sexuality and the law. “It’s like some Republicans were on salary for the gay rights groups and ACLU.”
In other words, it's a rousing success.
2. UNC's men's basketball team is going back to the national championship
Photo courtesy UNC athletics
UNC guard Italee Lucas
UNC easily defeated Syracuse 83-66 in Saturday night's Final Four matchup, and will face Villanova (who crushed Oklahoma 95-51 in the other Final Four game) tonight for the national championship. It's UNC's first title game appearance since 2009, when they won by beating Michigan State.
If UNC wins, it'll be their sixth title, and one thing will make it extra sweet: they'll have one more national championship than Duke.
3. Seems like Donald Trump's ideas are resonating with at least one airline.
The parents and three children from the Chicago area were flying out on spring break March 20 when they asked a flight attendant for an additional strap to secure their youngest child's booster seat, Rehab said.
They'd tried to check the seat at the gate but the gate agent told them to carry it on board because the computer system was down, Rehab said.
The attendant told them not to use the booster seat and they complied, Rehab said. The family was asked to show their tickets and told they needed to leave the flight, Rehab said.
The father asked for a reason and a man who appeared to be a pilot told him, "Because it's my decision," the video showed. The mother, who was wearing a headscarf, asked, "Is this a discriminatory decision? What is the reason?" the video showed.
"Because it is a safety of flight issue," the man said, according to the video.
I transferred to knightdale from Roseville and the 15 minute drive to school as well as having to take my sister to before care every morning makes an 8:05 start time absolutely necessary for me. I would without a doubt be late every single day of school. Not because I can't get out of bed in the morning but because I can't get both me and my sister ready and fed before school. We already get up at 6:30 every day. Consider the students who transferred in please (-:
Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000 students at eight high schools in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming and found that shifting the school day later in the morning resulted in a boost in attendance, test scores and grades in math, English, science and social studies.
Schools also saw a decrease in tardiness, substance abuse and symptoms of depression. Some even had a dramatic drop in teen car crashes.