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Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook

Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook

Meet Draven Rodriguez, a junior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. For reasons that should be pretty obvious, Rodriguez is determined to have the above photo featured in his high school yearbook and has preemptively started an online petition asking for its inclusion. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.” While school officials haven’t officially banned the photo entirely, they have told Rodriguez and Bigglesworth that their professionally shot photo cannot be included in the yearbook’s usual portrait section. Luckily, the dynamic duo is willing to compromise and would be cool with the photo appearing elsewhere in the yearbook. In other words, there’s really no controversy to report yet, but the photo is awesome and I wanted you to see it and, hey, early public support can’t hurt, right? See the full photo in all its feline glory after the jump. [via Gawker] Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: Make Some Space For Gresa

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. (If you would like to be featured in a Reader Revealed column, email Jessica@TheFrisky.com.)

After the jump, meet Gresa! Keep reading »

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled. Keep reading »

Kick-Ass Woman Of The Day: Krystal Cantu Rocks At CrossFit Even After Losing Her Arm

What's Your Excuse?

Krystal Cantu, a 25-year-old Texan and member of Ballistic CrossFit, was just a few days away from participating in a competition last summer when she and her boyfriend got into a car accident that forced her to amputate her right arm. Up until that day, CrossFit had been Krystal’s outlet for de-stressing and building confidence, and she wasn’t about to give up such a big lifeline. Only one month after the accident, Krystal was back to CrossFit and working with a coach. Three months later, she was competing in the Working Wounded Games. Now, she can lift heavier weights than she did before her accident and looks forward to competing as an Adaptive CrossFit Athlete. She’s also inspired countless fans to drop the excuses and work towards their goals.

She told Refinery 29, “I went back because I didn’t die … and my pride and competitive nature didn’t die, either. I’m a human, I’m scared of a lot of things — lightning storms, the world ending, and flying in planes — but, I’ve never been scared to go after something I love.”

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The End Zone: The Top 10 Touchdown Celebrations

The End Zone: The Top 10 Touchdown Celebrations

Football season is finally here, and after an exhilarating Week 1, there have already been 42 touchdowns scored across the league. And though the NFL may have banned excessive celebration on touchdowns back in 2006, any NFL fan knows that the best part of football is of course: the touchdown dance (winning Super Bowls, mercilessly laying waste to your opponents, and tailgates notwithstanding). While players have attempted to take it down a notch to avoid fines, let’s be real – without a good touchdown dance, do the points even really count? (The answer is yes, they do.) Here are the 10 best touchdown celebrations of all time, to get you in the scoring spirit. Keep reading »

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

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TMZ released a video of NFL player Ray Rice knocking out his wife. Read More »
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  • The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The AP also listened to a voicemail confirming that the video was received by someone there on April 9: a female voice says thanks and “You’re right. It’s terrible.” The NFL has consistently maintained they did not see the violent video until Monday, when it became public by TMZ. The league has been receiving harsh criticism for originally only suspending Rice for two games. [AP]
  • According to NBC Nightly News, the NFL’s response to the AP’s confirmation is “We have no knowledge of this … We will look into it.” Uh huh. Lemme guess … the dog ate the tape? An intern lost it? It walked away and moved to Bali? [Twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews]
  • Following TMZ’s release of a video on Monday, the National Domestic Violence Hotline received nearly double an increase in calls from domestic violence victims, their family, and friends. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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