SFU Prof Launches Petition To Change Clan Sports Team Name

VANCOUVER — For more than 50 years, Simon Fraser University’s sports teams have played under the name The Clan, to honour the Scottish heritage of the school’s namesake. But now, amid violent neo-Nazi marches in the United States, some professors and students are sounding the alarm that the name evokes a very different clan — the Ku Klux Klan. Philosophy professor Holly Andersen has launched a petition to persuade the university to change the name, saying the word “clan” sounds the same spelled with a “C” or a “K” and is associated with a horrible history in the U.S. She said SFU is the only Canadian school to play in… Read More

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You’re Going To Want Everything From The Nars Holiday Collection

After releasing collaborations with the Andy Warhol Foundation, Guy Bourdin, Sarah Moon, and most recently, Charlotte Gainsbourg, NARS is outdoing itself again with the Man Ray Holiday collection, which will feature limited-edition shades influenced by the electrifying art of the early 20th-century modern master, Man Ray. Naturally, the packaging is adorned with his iconic black-and-white photography. And there’s really something for everyone inside — from glossy bright glosses and sooty shadows to neutral lipsticks and metallic bronzers. Highlights from the collection include the Love Game Eyeshadow Palette, inspired by the vibrant persona of Man Ray’s muse Ady Fidelin, the first Black model to be featured in a fashion magazine, and… Read More

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NFL, NBA players hit back at ‘bum’ Trump over Curry, Kaepernick comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James hit back at President Trump on Twitter Saturday morning in response to Trump’s tweeted announcement that the Golden State Warriors will not be invited to the White House to celebrate their NBA championship after point guard Stephen Curry criticized Trump’s policies and rhetoric. As James sees it, Curry’s Friday statement that he does not want to meet Trump means the president had no invitation to rescind: U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017 James, who is vice president of the… Read More

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Trump Takes On The NFL & The NBA In His Latest Political Battle

On Friday, during a political rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump made his stance on protest and the First Amendment clear: he’s not a fan, particularly in regards to NFL athletes. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired,’ ” said the 45th president of the United States to a raucous audience. Last season, Colin Kaepernick, previously a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling as a form of protest during the national anthem. It’s worth noting that players are not required to stand during the pregame… Read More

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Mike Myers Doesn’t Hold Back Tears As He Praises Military Families Before Invictus Games

Comedian Mike Myers showed us his more heartfelt, vulnerable side at an Invictus Games press conference Saturday morning. The Toronto native and Invictus Games ambassador couldn’t hold back tears while speaking about the sacrifices made by military families. “This is gonna be a tough part … very,” he said, after speaking about his support for the games, in which wounded military servicemen and women participate in athletic competition. Myers became tearful as he spoke about his parents, both British World War II veterans, and the values that they instilled in him. “My mother, who passed away in March near Toronto, was in the Royal Air Force,” he said. “[My father]… Read More

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Does Ivanka Trump want to be another Amal Clooney?

Before she moved to Washington D.C. to try out being a senior White House assistant to the president of the United States, Ivanka Trump enjoyed an enviable life as a Manhattan real estate heiress, fashion entrepreneur and socialite wife and mom. Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad attend a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) But her life isn’t so easy now. Washington D.C. hasn’t been a very welcoming place to a woman known around the White House as “princess royal.” It doesn’t help that she carries the perception that she has few qualifications to have her own West Wing office — other than being the daughter of… Read More

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