Boos and Bravos: Sept. 18
Bravo to Todd Graham and Ray Anderson. Both men donated $500,000 to the Momentum campaign to renovate Sun Devil Stadium. It is a generous commitment to bettering the school.
Boo to Jonathan Dwyer. The Cardinals running back was charged with assault after headbutting his wife and hitting his child with a shoe in yet another domestic abuse scandal in the NFL.
Bravo to the city of Tempe for expanding bike lanes and bike accessibility around Tempe. Kolby Granville, a standard-bearer for bike-enthusiasts everywhere, said that "Tempe is the 17th most bicycle-friendly city in America."
Boo to Doug Ducey for skipping out on a gubernatorial forum at UA. Ducey needs to walk the walk if he's serious about improving education in Arizona, and that means he needs to make an effort to reach out to students.
Bravo to "Parks and Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza being cast as the voice of Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie, "Worst Christmas Ever," which is the grumpy kitty's television movie debut.
Boo to the return of the flu season. The CDC recommends universal vaccination with few exceptions. You can locate a vaccination here or ask your health care provider for more information.
Bravo to ASU engineering student Jason Kerestes and Professor Thomas Sugar for creating an incredible jetpack that could serve a purpose in our military. Not only is it badass, but it will inspire engineering students for years to come.
Boo to CNN for completely failing at differentiating between the St. Louis Cardinals (the baseball team that's leading the National League Central right now) and the Arizona Cardinals (the football team that's in the news because one of its players headbutted his wife). The 24-hour news network ran a graphic showing the locations and logos of NFL teams that have had domestic violence issues but inexplicably put Fredbird and his baseball bat over Arizona.
Bravo to Apple for locking itself out of all Apple products running iOS 8. That's right, if Uncle Sam wants access to your selfies, the government will have to get a warrant rather than begging Apple for access to your precious gold-plated iPhone 6.
Boo to the Senate for voting to arm Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS. We do not have a good track record with arming rebels. Like, at all.
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