The Daily Populous

Monday June 17th, 2019 morning edition

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A closer look at Dartmouth’s swim test and what faculty and students on campus think of the issue.

Decades ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test in order to graduate.

Joann Brislin, senior associate athletic director for physical education and recreation, is in charge of administering the swim test.

She noted that the faculty probably felt that completing the swim test was necessary for basic safety reasons.

Director of fitness Hugh Mellert, who was not a part of the committee, believes that the swim test is an important requirement.

Lopez Bonilla mentioned how she found it strange that the College still required its students to pass a swim test.

For instance, Dartmouth’s swim test requires students to swim only one lap of the pool, whereas Cornell and Columbia’s tests require students to swim three laps. »

Black Boeing employee sues company after finding noose at desk, says 'my work life is degrading'

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In an emailed statement, a Boeing spokesperson wrote, that while Anthony "is a valued Boeing South Carolina teammate, there is no validity to his allegations.".

After receiving notice that a noose had been found near Anthony's desk, the company investigated and fired the person responsible, the spokesperson said. »

Cinema Slobs: Talking in the cinema is still a major issue

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Time and again I have had films disrupted by talking, phone usage, rustling, and/or seat kicking, making me nervous on every outing to the cinema about what fresh hell I will encounter this time.

Or, as Mark Strong’s soothing voice declares in Vue’s ridiculously lengthy pre-film program (sometimes clocking in at over half an hour!

The cinema chain Empire launched a similar etiquette guide back in 2013, which was publicised within their branches, and conducted a poll that found that talking in the cinema was the biggest complaint from their customers. »

Porn Sites in Hong Kong Shut Down to Encourage People to Protest

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Porn sites in Hong Kong are making a political stand by temporarily shutting down on Wednesday to encourage people to go out and join the massive protests.

Over 100 Hong Kong businesses temporarily closed up shop on that day, allowing their workers to partake in the exercise.

While both sites are ccessible now, AV01 has posted a message reading: “If you are a Hong Kong police officer, relative, or supporter, please leave this site.”. »

Thought it was a flash drive... : assholedesign

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Some of our best posts have been from non-technical stuff.

*Satire is ridicule of asshole design techniques, and should be tagged under the "Satire" flair.

Lampshade Hanging is subversion of asshole design techniques and should be tagged under "Lampshading". »