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North Carolina man allegedly broke into college student’s apartment, was mistaken for ‘ghost’

February 5, 2019 |

A North Carolina man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a college student’s apartment and wearing her clothing.
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ICE Set Up a Fake College. Then Came the Arrests

January 31, 2019 |

A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names eight suspects accused of “harboring aliens for profit”—and it was a phony university set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that nabbed them. NBC News reports on the fake “University of Farmington,” which set up shop in 2015 near Detroit with the express…

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run where witnesses claim college student was left to die: report

January 29, 2019 |

A California woman was arrested Monday for a shocking fatal hit-and-run incident, in which she allegedly dragged the victim for several hundred feet and left her to die on Saturday night, witnesses told media.
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Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

January 13, 2019 |

Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

Despite being just one week old, Izabella Bowles carries great expectations upon her tiny shoulders. The baby, born on Jan. 6, will go to college when she’s older, if parents Wioletta and Peter can help it. What’s more, her future tuition fees will be paid for using what many believe to be the future of money – bitcoin.

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Wanted: Donors to Support Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

The listing in The Times looks a little different from those adjacent to it on the births, marriages and deaths page. Aside from the prominent black box delineating it, there’s the unusual title – “Bitcoin Baby” – and the string of 33 multi-case letters and numbers running across the bottom. Appearing in the same newspaper from which Satoshi famously derived his encoded genesis block headline (“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”), the ad’s placement appears to have been a knowing nod from Izabella’s parents. Just three days earlier, Bitmex used the same British newspaper to take out a double-page ad marking Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary.

Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund
Izabella’s BTC college fund address

While the Bowles family are not the first to attempt to solicit donations for their child’s education, their methodology is certainly novel. There are signs that their college campaign has been successful so far, with little Izabella’s BTC address having amassed 0.84 BTC from 75 transactions in the past few days. Interestingly, the address in question, 1ZAB5XeKMdvax2S8eZT7GQ6Nj4xjbsw1Y, bears more than a passing resemblance to the name of the child who will one day inherit it.

Mixed Opinions About the Bitcoin Baby’s Fund

With the average cost of a four-year British university education priced at $ 52,000, Izabella’s fund is already 7 percent of the way there. Given the difficulty associated with manually typing in a bitcoin address, the donations that have arrived so far are likely to have come from the address being shared online rather than extracted from the print edition of The Times.

Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

On Reddit, opinion has been divided about the bitcoin baby’s college fund, with one describing the parent’s initiative as a “disguised way to beg.” Others applauded the parents’ ingenuity, but took issue with the fact that the baby’s real-world identity will be forever tied with a BTC address. Predicting how much bitcoin will be worth 18 years from now is all but impossible. If past performance is anything to go by, however, Izabella’s 0.84 BTC might already be enough to fund her college tuition in 2037.

What are your thoughts on the bitcoin baby’s college fund? Should her parents be applauded or criticized for their actions? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Woman Gets College Degree at What Age?

December 16, 2018 |

After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her, the AP reports. Fein, now 84, went to back to school and will accomplish a long-held goal this week when she graduates from the University…

College Athlete Was Disowned for Being Gay. Now, Good News

November 24, 2018 |

When Grace Hausladen started a GoFundMe for her friend and Division I cross-country teammate Emily Scheck, it was for one reason: to raise money for tuition and living expenses at Buffalo’s Canisius College after Scheck’s family disowned her in August upon finding out she had a girlfriend. The 19-year-old had…

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams helped torch state flag during college protest

October 23, 2018 |

The Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, Stacey Abrams, helped light a state flag on fire on the steps of the state’s Capitol in June 1992, an act of protest that her campaign on Monday night called an effort to “overcome racially divisive issues.”
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More Than a Dozen Killed in Crimea College Attack

October 20, 2018 |

At least 17 people were killed and 45 injured in an attack at a college in Crimea that was allegedly carried out by a student, Russian authorities said. What’s News Europe


Teens among 18 killed in attack at Crimea college, Russia says

October 18, 2018 |

At least 18 people were killed — most of them teenagers — and about 50 more injured following an attack in Russian-annexed Crimea, according to Russia. – RSS Channel – World

Officials Say 18-Year-Old Murdered 18 at College

October 17, 2018 |

The death toll in an attack at a college in Crimea on Wednesday stands at 18, with at least another 40 injured, reports the AP . Regional leader Sergei Aksyonov has reportedly identified the suspect as a male who attended the technical college in Kerch. Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee has named…