I was told by a professor that whoever wins CSULB’s new mascot search, the people behind it won’t be compensated. An ad agency will pick it up to further develop it. Sad, considering all the things the mascot is going to be put on.
What kind of message does that send to the art students? I would never do that. Anyway, I like the sharks, krakens, and stingrays. I know the marine biology department is behind the sharks, considering all the publicity that surrounds The Shark Lab (Animal Planet, The LAist, Spectrum News). And I saw someone mention how sharks can tie in with Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), but if I’m being honest, the school worships him enough.
Source: NBC LA
Government worker Sherry Chen accused of espionage speaks out for 1st time
Three years ago, the Justice Department dropped espionage-related charges against Sherry Chen, a Chinese-American hydrologist at the National Weather Service, clearing her of accusations that she had used a stolen password to download information about the nation’s dams and lied about a meeting with a high-ranking Chinese official.
But Ms. Chen still can’t get back to work. Even though her name was cleared, her employers at the Commerce Department — which oversees the National Weather Service — continue to press their case that Ms. Chen be fired for many of the same charges she was exonerated of, according to two people familiar with the case but not authorized to speak about it publicly.
Keep fighting, Sherry!
Source: ABC 7
“Self-inflicted homicide, don’t pull the trigger
I feel like I got to tell you you got something to contribute
Regardless what you into, regardless what you been through
I feel like I got to tell you you got something to contribute”
Nipsey Hussle 2013
Beyoncé Cut a Meeting with Reebok Short Because There Wasn’t Enough Diversity
Source: Oprah Mag
Haha, Eric Bellinger’s cover for The Rebirth 2 (inspired by Ready Player One) got himself into some trouble with Warner Bros. In a handwritten apology to them and Steven Spielberg (now deleted), he stated he meant no harm by it. A new cover featuring a spacesuit was introduced.