Temple University Makes SATs Optional

Originally posted on Old School 100.3:

temple-university1Temple University is certainly doing its share of trailblazing. A few weeks ago we learned that their researchers have found a way to “kill” the HIV virus, now the university announces that incoming student have the “option” of submitting test scores for admission. Potential students now have the opportunity to answer essay questions which can show a student’s potential for success in college. It’s about time some university realizes how biased and unreasonable the SATs are. Standardized tests are not a great indicator of success in university level education, but most of us have known this for years. Way to go Temple!

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Nationals Get All-Star INF Cabrera From Indians

Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON — With Ryan Zimmerman sidelined indefinitely, the Washington Nationals moved swiftly to bolster their infield by acquiring two-time All-Star infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.

The NL East leader obtained Cabrera and cash from the Cleveland Indians for shortstop Zach Walters at Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

“He’s battle-tested,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said of Cabrera. “He’s been in the playoffs before. He’s been through pennant races. He’s a terrific two-way player. He’s a great defensive middle infielder.”

The 28-year-old Cabrera has spent most of his career at shortstop but has played 162 games at second base, most recently in 2009.

Nationals manager Matt Williams called Cabrera an “everyday player” who’ll see the majority of his time at second.

Regular second baseman Anthony Rendon has shifted over to third in place of Zimmerman, who has been out since July 23 with a strained right hamstring. There’s no timetable…

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Police: Woman Punched, Dragged By Hair At Bucks County Playground

Originally posted on CBS Philly:

BENSALEM, Pa., (CBS) — Police are investigating after a woman was reportedly punched and dragged by her hair at a playground in Bensalem, Bucks County.

Police say it happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Struble Elementary playground in the 4300 block of Bensalem Boulevard.

According to police, a 33-year-old woman reported she was approached by an unknown male. After engaging her in conversation, she told police he allegedly punched her in the chest, which caused her to fall to the ground.

She told police the male grabbed her by the hair and allegedly dragged her several feet before she managed to break free and run to a nearby residence for help.

Police say the male is described as a dark skinned male, possibly Middle Eastern (Indian) or Hispanic, wearing a black beanie type cap, a long sleeve white shirt and black pants. Police say the male was also said to…

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Matt Hasselbeck was honored that he got selected for a random drug test

Originally posted on For The Win:

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

As anyone who has gotten carded at a bar in their late 20s knows, sometimes it’s nice that you feel like people think there’s a chance you’re underage at a bar, or at least on the borderline of where you have to provide proof of being 21. For aging football players like Matt Hasselbeck, we imagine getting drug tested is the same feeling.

However, unlike ID checks, drug tests in the NFL are supposed to be completely random so it might not say anything about how Hasselbeck’s training camp is going.

But just because we don’t…

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Kelly Rowland Reveals Sex Of Her Baby!

Originally posted on 92 Q:

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Kelly Rowland is glowing and her baby bump is growing! While I’m sure Kel’s is so excited about being a new mommy to be I’m sure she was attempting to keep the sex of her baby under wraps until now…

Fox 411 reports,

 In a recent interview, Kelly Rowland let the news slip that she and husband/manager Tim Witherspoon are expecting a little boy.

“We’re very excited,” Kelly told FOX411. “So far, everything has been good. I just feel like the baby is already rotten–like literally, my Caress family has gotten him all of his little bathing stuff, his toys–it’s just so cool.”

When Kelly realized that she had revealed more news than she had intended, she sighed heavily and laughed, “It, it’s…aw, f–k it! It’s a boy. It’s a boy!”

Kelly turned to her rep, asking her to place an emergency call to her husband. “Can you please tell…

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