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US student barred from entering Israel over ‘links to BDS’ fights decision in court

Lara Alqasem, a US student of Palestinian descent, spent over a week in a Tel Aviv airport after being denied entry to Israel over alleged support for BDS. Determined to study in Jerusalem, she’s fighting the decision in court. The 22-year-old student had her second appeal hearing on Thursday, but the court is yet to announce its final ruling. Alqasem, ...

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Gender danger: Trans student barred from all locker rooms, left in the open at school shooter drill

LGBTQ groups have criticized a Virginia public school for leaving a transgender student unprotected during a lockdown drill. While others hid in boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, teachers argued over where to hide the trans student. After a spate of school shootings earlier this year inspired copycat threats at Virginia middle schools, area school districts began scheduling “lockdown drills” to ...

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Airbnb bans host for telling hijab-wearing British PhD student she wouldn’t ‘fit’ into neighborhood

Homestay website Airbnb has booted a host from its platform after the host declined to accept a Muslim guest, telling a British PhD student she would not “fit” into their neighborhood due to her veil. 25-year-old British neuroscience student Nurjahan Saleque is doing her PhD in Hamburg, Germany. Tired of her commute, she saw an apartment on Airbnb closer to ...

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Apple adds student ID cards into Apple Wallet to access buildings, buy food and more

The education market has long been one of the cornerstones of growth for Apple’s hardware business, and today the company is leveraging its popularity in it, specifically among college-aged students, to build out a newer effort. Today, Apple started to integrate university student ID cards — used to access buildings, pay for food or books, and any other transactional campus ...

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Florida student jumps airport fence, tries to steal American Airlines passenger jet

A student pilot has been arrested after he allegedly hopped a security fence, boarded and tried to steal an American Airlines passenger jet from the Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Florida. Nishal Sankat, 22, is said to have approached the airport by car and leapt over a security fence around 2am on Thursday morning. From there, he quickly crossed the ...

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‘We got us one’: Picture of white Alabama teens standing on black student sparks race row

A group of white Alabama high school students are at the center of a racism storm after a photo of them standing on a black pupil surfaced online with the caption ‘We got us one.’ Participants insist the stunt was a “joke.” The snap sparked fury on social media after it was handed over to a left-wing Instagram account, @agirlhasnopresident, ...

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Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum

Students in Texas will not be obliged to learn about Hillary Clinton in their history class, but will discuss the impact of Moses on the nation’s founding documents, according to the State Board of Education’s vote. The move, which is so far preliminary, is an effort to streamline the curriculum, according to The Dallas Morning News. Teachers told the outlet ...

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Manufacturing dissent: Leaked footage reveals US Israel lobby astroturfing student event (VIDEO)

A fake pro-Israel protest manufactured by US-based lobbying groups has been exposed in an exclusive clip from a censored Al Jazeera documentary on Israel’s influence in the US. The release of the much-anticipated US version of undercover documentary The Lobby has been stalled since the UK version, which aired in 2017, revealed Israel’s influence within the Labour party and its ...

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Trump ‘abandoning’ American youth, student loan watchdog says in resignation letter

The federal student loan ombudsman for the US government has resigned, blaming the Trump administration for turning its back on “young people and their financial futures.” Seth Frotman, who became the student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2016, has announced his resignation, in a letter written to the bureau’s Trump-appointed acting director, Mick Mulvaney, and ...

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Gay athlete, Muslim student or bigoted priest: ‘Hostile’ school project asks who you would let die?

The world is ending and there’s limited room onboard a rocket to safety, so who do you leave behind? The disabled novelist, the gay athlete, or the muslim student? An assignment for middle-schoolers in Ohio is causing uproar. Students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, were presented with a moral dilemma last week. As part of an assignment, ...

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