Thursday, September 29, 2016

Condoms Prohibited at Duquesne University

The Duquesne Duke
29 September 2016

Raymond Arke
Staff Writer

It’s time to unwrap the rumors and roll out the facts — condoms are allowed on campus.

According to interviews conducted by The Duke, many students are under the impression that condoms are prohibited by Duquesne and possession of them can result in a fine. However, that is not the case. […]

Aaron Thomas, a senior physician assistant major is the RA for the ninth floor of Towers. He finds the rumor laughable.

“I have to say that it’s just hilarious that this rumor goes around every single year,” Thomas said.

He added that Duquesne is a bit different than other Catholic universities.

“There’s no ban on sex here, either,” he said, even though a tenet of Catholicism is abstinence until marriage.

“At Duquesne we do not reprimand those who do not follow every Catholic teaching, since our Mission Statement focuses on diversity,” Thomas said. […]

Teacher Killed All the Students in Binghamton, NY, Schoolhouse

Press & Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, NY]
29 September 2016

Gerald Smith, Correspondent

[…] Working in the reference department of the Broome County Public Library for over 20 years gave me several instances where I had to explain to someone why what they thought was true was not. […] [T]he one I was always asked to answer was to tell them about the psychotic schoolteacher who went berserk one day and slaughtered all of students of the Ingraham Hill Schoolhouse in the Town of Binghamton. The murdered students were then buried next door in the Ingraham Hill Cemetery. […]

I am not sure how this urban legend might have started, but started it did. About every two years, young students would be sent to the library, or deduce that our place was the one place that could answer this puzzle. Being the county historian, I was brought in to answer these perplexed young people.

I told them that this legend has no basis in truth. Yes, there was the Ingraham Hill Schoolhouse, and yes, next to it is the Ingraham Hill Cemetery. But that is where the connection ends. I would point out that if the teacher had indeed killed all of those students, why are all the dates of the 123 people buried in the cemetery different from each other? […]

Police Raid Morocco Market After Rumors of Sex Dolls

29 September 2016

Rabat (AFP) - Police raided a market in Morocco on Thursday after rumours spread on social media that stores there were selling inflatable sex dolls, which are banned in the conservative Muslim country.

Social media users -- primarily men -- had spread a rumour that the dolls were on sale in Derb Omar, an immense wholesale market in Casablanca.

On Thursday, two local newspapers ran full-page stories on the rumours.

"Sex dolls invade the markets," was the headline in the Arabic-language daily Asabah.

It noted that "many doubt the truth of the rumours". […]