Last night’s midnight premiere of the long awaited Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, ended in tragedy just outside of Denver, Colorado, in the town of Aurora.
Shortly after the movie began, a lone gunman entered the theater and threw a canister at the ground. The package exploded in a cloud of noxious gas, which overcame movie patrons. The man was also armed with a rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns, which he used to open a Columbine-style shooting rampage.
I have Olympic Fever! Every since I was a little girl I have watched the Olympics - winter or summer, it doesn't matter. I have always been fascinated by the athletes, the events, and what the Olympics stand for: unity amongst all nations.
What’s more adorable than two squirming teenagers on the screen of a basketball arena's kiss-cam? How about seeing Mr. and Mrs. Obama!
The president and first lady took a day off from the campaign trail to catch one of the U.S. vs. Brazil pre-Olympics basketball games when they were picked up by the all-seeing kiss cam during the second quarter. Apparently though, the couple missed the chance to smooch the first time around!
They encourage their members to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,” but apparently Boy Scout Law doesn't quite extend to being tolerant.
After a secret two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America have emphatically reaffirmed their ban on gay scouts.
Professional sports are all about the competition. As a mother, I would love to think that my children can grow up to be professional athletes and sprinkle rainbows and fairy dust on the field to make both sides of the team feel calm and at ease while playing against each other. But the reality is that most people are drawn to watch professional sports because of the competitive spirit.
You hear all the time about how hard it is to be a girl in our society, and with all of the body image issues, the mean girls and the sexualization of just about everything, it surely is.
In an effort to combat flagging ratings, and drive up viewers during the 2012 Olympics in London, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) established a dress code regulation last year stating that female players needed to wear skirts.
And if you think that sounds pretty sexist, you aren't the only one. The policy sparked an uproar, and faced with increasing pressure, officials finally retracted the new dress code - just two months before the Olympic Games.
An Arizona high school baseball team chose to forfeit the state championship rather than face off against an opponent that has a girl on its team.
Our Lady of Sorrows, a fundamentalist Catholic school, was slated to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship. But they pulled out because of 15-year-old Paige Sultzbach, who plays second base for Mesa Prep.
Sports Illustrated came in the mail this week, and on the cover was a dedication to Title IX.
40 years ago, Title IX was created to give women the right to play sports: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...”
Not only did this amendment allow us girls to play sports as kids, but also it gave women a chance to take their skills to college and receive athletic scholarships.