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Vermont High School Cancels The Rest Of This Year’s School Dances Because Kids Were Grinding

Stowe High School in Stowe, Vermont, canceled its remaining three school dances this year to punish students for grinding at past dances. The three dances that got the kibosh included a Halloween dance, which was cancelled just days before it was supposed to happen. Prom, fortunately, has not been cancelled. However, Principal Jeff Maher told WCAX news said the school intends to hold conversations with students throughout the year about appropriate behavior at all school dances. “I don’t blame our kids, I really don’t,” Principal Maher said. “I think that they reflect the coarse, vulgar, popular culture that they inhabit.” I’m going to say something farty and old here, but I actually don’t think these actions are terrible. Extreme, maybe, but it will get the students’ attention for those (surely awkward) conversations about social boundaries. This is just a different way of approaching the problem than confronting every single kid who twerks or grinds at the dance itself. It’s anyone’s guess whether it will be successful, though.  They always could have made the students’ sign “no twerking” dance contracts instead. [WCAX via HyperVocal]

Ben & Jerry’s Launches “Hubby Hubby” Ice Cream In Support Of Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerry’s is showing their support for marriage equality by changing their iconic ice cream flavor “Chubby Hubby” to “Hubby Hubby” as of today. Sept. 1 is the first day gay couples can marry in the state of Vermont, where Ben & Jerry’s is based. The brand is celebrating the occasion by partnering with Freedom to Marry “to raise awareness about why marriage equality matters and encourage nationwide support for the freedom to marry.” Cool huh? [FreedomToMarry.org] Keep reading »

Give It Up For Vermont! The Green Mountain State Legalizes Gay Marriage

First Iowa, now Vermont — it’s been a big week for gay marriage advocates! The Vermont House of Representatives voted with a two-thirds majority to overturn the Governor’s veto of the gay marriage bill — this makes Vermont the first state in the union where lawmakers passed a gay marriage law instead of the courts. Vermont is the fourth state where gay marriage is now legal, alongside Iowa, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. [Reuters] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: The Healthiest City In the U.S.

  • Burlington, VT, is America’s healthiest city. [LiveScience]
  • Jennifer Aniston’s appearance on “30 Rock” didn’t do anything for the show’s ratings — they were the lowest this season. [E! Online]
  • A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that people with high levels of individualism tend to consume greater levels of alcohol. [EurekAlert]
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