A 3-Pack Of Supreme Oreos Is Going For $88,000 On EBay

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After hitting the market on February 18, Oreos designed by Supreme, the highly in-demand streetwear brand, were quickly gobbled up by fans⁠—not to eat, but to resell, with a three-pack of the crimson cookies going for over $88,000 on eBay as of Friday afternoon in the latest showing of Supreme’s commanding grip on “hype culture.”

Link:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/02/21/a-3-pack-of-supreme-oreos-is-now-going-for-52000-on-ebay/#5e6d4f3b41db

California State Leaders formally apologize to Japanese-Americans for internment camps during World War II

California lawmakers on Thursday voted unanimously to formally apologize for the role the state legislature played in the incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent in internment camps during the second world war.

The mandatory relocation, which came on the heels of the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor, forced hundreds of thousands – 70% of whom were American citizens – to leave behind their homes, belongings and communities.

This week’s vote comes 78 years after President Franklin D Roosevelt signed an executive order that gave the US army authority to remove Japanese civilians in the US from their homes following the Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor.

Albert Muratsuchi, the California state assembly member who introduced the resolutionsaid he wanted to lead by example and commemorate the anniversary in a bipartisan measure at a time when “our nation’s capital is hopelessly divided along party lines and President Trump is putting immigrant families and children in cages”.

Link:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/20/california-japanese-internment-camps-apology

Boston University grad student Kristin Hugo required to pay ~$6,000 to work a summer internship

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Kristin, along with other students in her master’s program, was expected to pay her university thousands of dollars to work a summer internship at a separate institution in a different city.

At BU, I often felt like, You guys are always trying to reach into my back pocket, what is the deal? For a while I thought it was kind of sinister, but the school is technically a non-profit institution. Still, the year I was there the president made $2.48 million. It was like, C’mon, I’m eating out of trash here!

To me, the weirdest part about this whole thing is that schools charging students to intern is actually kind of common. It’s wonderful that people are starting to pay attention to the exploitation of interns as free labor, but it seems that few people have issues with universities charging people to do them.

Link:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/884m3v/i-was-charged-dollar6000-to-be-an-intern

One year after revelations of admissions bribery scandal, California’s oldest private university USC offers free tuition to students from families making under $80,000; home ownership will not factor in need

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The changes will be phased in beginning with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021, the university said.

Folt, the former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named USC’s president in 2019 as the university was addressing a series of major scandals, including the college admissions bribery case.

That scandal came in the wake of allegations that USC ignored complaints of widespread sexual misconduct by longtime campus gynecologist George Tyndall and an investigation into a medical school dean accused of smoking methamphetamine with a woman who overdosed.

Link:
https://abc7.com/5951645/

Houston Astros players apologize for using cameras to steal opponents’ pitching signs during its World Series-winning 2017 season

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The Astros were fined and stripped of draft choices after the Major League Baseball investigation found that they used television cameras to steal signs of opposing catchers and passed the crucial pitch information on to Houston batters.

The Astros won the 2017 World Series and the 2019 American League pennant.

Team owner Jim Crane, who fired General Manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch in the wake of the scandal, was repeatedly asked Thursday whether the championships were now tainted.

“It’s a fair question,” Crane said at a news conference while seated next to his new manager, Dusty Baker.

“Your question, you could make that assumption very clearly … but to determine the effect and the cause is, in my opinion, almost impossible. So, again, we’ve dealt with it, we’ve said we’re sorry, we’re moving forward, and we’re going to play some baseball this year.”

Link:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/two-star-houston-astros-players-apologize-sign-stealing-scandal-n1136326

Uber Shuts Down LA Office, Leaving 80 Workers Unemployed Without Any Notice

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The employees could meet with an Uber recruiter and apply for new jobs within the company, Chevaleau informed them, according to the L.A. Times. If they were awarded one, Uber would cover the relocation costs.

The move comes as Uber has been under fire for worker rights, especially regarding the drivers who work as independent contractors.

Link:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-shuts-down-la-office-051758035.html

Asian American Teen Assaulted in Los Angeles After Bullies Wrongfully Accuse Him of Having Coronavirus, Los Angeles County Public Health Speaks Out

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LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis condemned the bullies’ actions and made clear that the coronavirus is not something residents of LA should be worrying about, blaming the spread of misinformation.

“I am concerned because, as someone who is also of immigrant background, I know what it means to face discrimination and racial profiling,” Solis said at the press conference, held in downtown Los Angeles.

“We need to say that there needs to be a rational discussion about what’s happening,” Solis continued. “There’s only one case in L.A. County that we know of … that person is being quarantined. And right now, we need to do everything to reaffirm our support to the [Asian Pacific Islander] community.”

Link:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/asian-american-teen-assaulted-los-010501143.html