Will getting hit by a campus bus give me free tuition?
Getting to the bottom of this lucrative myth
Going to lectures, doing kegstands, and praying to be struck down by a speeding bus is a regular part of the college experience. It's not just in anticipation of death's sweet kiss, but also to get your tuition paid. That's why posts like this regularly come up on your timeline:
It looks like a great idea! Sadly it's just not true. There is no evidence out there saying if you get mowed down by a campus vehicle, you'll get free money.
Sorry to be a giant dork about it, but it's been debunked a lot. The Tab asked spokespeople from colleges across the US like Rutgers, UW-Madison, Cornell, UVA, Ohio State, Alabama and Penn State, and they all said: "Nah lol."
It's circulated for years and even has a variant – if your roommate dies you also get free tuition, which inspired an 90s movie that looks…shitty. But they're both fake. If you get owned by the college shuttle bus, you're not getting any $$$.
Man that sucks.
Yes, Nicki Minaj is now dating a registered sex offender and convicted killer
Here’s the full court record
by Nian Hu
Nicki Minaj is Instagram official with a 40-year-old man named Kenneth Petty, a level 2 registered sex offender in New York who has been convicted of attempted rape as well as manslaughter. According to the New York Sex Offenders database, Petty was convicted of attempted rape on April 5, 1995. Court records obtained by TMZ…
An Asian guy took an ancestry DNA test only to be told that he’s ‘100% Asian’
Surprise! You’re Asian!
by Nian Hu
Pretty much everyone I know has taken one of those ancestry DNA tests. And yeah, they're expensive but I can definitely see the appeal. The level of detail in the breakdowns — 56 percent Irish, 20 percent Balkan, 12 percent Iberian — isn't something you could get from a conversation with your grandma. And it's…
The guy behind the sexist Ocasio-Cortez tweet also tweeted about making ‘hot’ children masturbate
And then tried to defend it
by Nian Hu
Eddie Scarry, a reporter at the Washington Examiner, recently came under fire for a tweet where he posted a photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's backside as she was walking, and wrote: "Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I'll tell you something: that jacket and coat don't look like a girl…