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American teen shares her biggest ‘culture shocks’ from attending an Australian high school: ‘I can’t get over [it]’
A teen is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced in Australia.
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Soldiers destroyed a coca plantation in southwest Mexico in February, another sign that cartels are experimenting with producing cocaine themselves.
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- EntertainmentThe Telegraph
It’s a tale as old as Twitter. Disneyland’s new Snow White ride, which reopened this month after a year of Covid shutdown, faces criticism for its "non-consensual kiss" between Snow White and Prince Charming. Snow White’s Enchanted Wish is a reimagining of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, one of the park’s inaugural rides when it opened in 1955. And it retains many elements of the original: visitors clunk along in minecarts in front of scenes from the film, recreated with jazzy LED projections, lazers and herky-jerky animatronics. But this faithfulness to Walt Disney’s 1938 film is precisely the problem, according to theme park reviewers, Julie Tremaine and Katy Dowd. “The attraction preserves much of the charm of what was originally opened,” they wrote on SFGate. “[But] it also adds in the movie’s biggest problem.” They continued: “Haven't we already agreed that consent in early Disney movies is a major issue? Why not re-imagine an ending in keeping with the spirit of the movie and Snow White's place in the Disney canon, but that avoids this problem?” Why not indeed? Disneyland, after all, has proved a dab hand at hasty retrofits. As Tremaine and Dowd point out, another popular ride, Splash Mountain, has been overhauled because of its problematic Southern stereotypes. And The Jungle Cruise is still closed after Disney promised to remove the “Trader Sam” character, a jolly dealer in shrunken heads, and its ape-like depictions of indigenous people.
An 18-year-old teen from Westminster, Calif., was recently accepted to 16 elite colleges, including Princeton and Harvard University. Many acceptances: La Quinta High School senior Julia Do committed to Harvard University on Sunday, when the next day, Princeton informed her she'd been accepted from their waitlist, according to The OC Register. The other colleges she got accepted to include Amherst, Brown, Claremont McKenna, Fordham, Hofstra, Scripps, Stanford, Swarthmore, University of California in Berkeley, UCI, University of Pennsylvania, USC, University of the Pacific and Williams College.
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A KFC wedding proposal can really only go two ways: extremely great or tragically horrible.
- LifestyleHouse Beautiful
HGTV’s 2021 Dream Home Winner Has Listed the House for Sale Just Days After Winning — Here's a Look Inside
For the past six years, winner Jeff Yanes entered the HGTV Home Giveaways twice daily. Now he's parting ways with his grand prize.