Cheers & Jeers


. to Tyra Banks for speaking out against entertainment industry’s demeaning, “sick” attention to an individual’s weight.

. to the PARTA bus system for keeping on an even schedule during such rough weather.

… to America for realizing the importance of Black History Month.

.to anthropology professor Kam Manahan who will be traveling to the Yucatan this summer to study Mayan ruins.


. to the voyeurist who hid a camera in a Koonce Hall women’s restroom.

. to presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden for calling presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama the “first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

. to Japan’s Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa, who called women “birth giving machines” in a speech with plans to remedy the birth rate decline in that country.

Send your “cheers and jeers” to [email protected] with the subject line “Cheers and Jeers.”

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