Based on a concept that originated int he late 19th century, Montana land use planner John Lavey has redrawn the boundaries of U.S. states based upon the location of major watersheds. Philly gets lumped into Delaware, whose boundaries are drawn around the Delaware River basin.
CBS Philly reports on Celest-jewel-ale, a small-batch brew from Dogfish Head Brewery, made out of … moon dust. “To be exact, Celest-jewel-ale contains crushed lunar meteorites that have been made into dust then steeped ‘like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest’ yielding a beer with “subtle but complex earthiness” and hints of toasted bread, caramel and herbs.” The downside is that drinking the stuff will turn you into an alien who feasts upon the innards of humans, but … it’s really good beer! In any case, it’s only available at Dogfish Head’s own brewpub in Delaware.
We don’t often print reader letters here at The Scoop, but after our coverage of Monday’s I’m Shmacked drunky-drunk riot at the University of Delaware, we received a thoughtful missive that seems worth reprinting in full:
While it doesn’t excuse the actions of the thousands of rioting, destructive students on our campus this week, I’d like to be sure the world knows that we, as their colleagues and peers, are all banging our heads against the walls this week. We are the majority, those of us who are humiliated on their behalf.
When you think of UD today, please remember the other mobs that occur on our campus, like this one involving 1,232 peopleand this one involving 1,000. I hope that you will also think about the hundreds of students each year who devote their Spring Breaks to service trips. I hope that you know that every week, a student-based and led organization on campus provides help to chronically ill community members in their homes. I wish you knew that our Greek Life has raised millions of dollars for childhood cancer research over the last seven years.
Yes, UD deserves its title as a party school, and yes we all know how to have a good time. But I hope you know that most Blue Hens know how to do so in non-destructive ways, and also how to wake up the next day and be productive, engaged, Go Givers.
Thousands of students at the University of Delaware took to the streets during a Monday night riot during the filming of a party documentary.
Half-dressed students were seen scaling rooftops and climbing on passing cars as approximately 75 police officers did their best to corral the partygoers during the slated filming by video series, ‘I’m Shmacked.’
“We’ve had riots before, nothing that bad before, ever, I’ve never seen anything that extreme,” the collegiate series’ founder Arya Toufania excitedly recalled to the Daily News Tuesday. He said a car had been set alight but both the police and a university spokeswoman later denied any vehicle had been torched.
BroBible (ugh, we want to stab ourself in the eye for typing that name) adds:
We’re not entirely sure what happened at the University of Delaware last night, other than the fact that the college party-documentary YouTube channel I’m Shmacked came to Newark on a Monday night and caused an entire college campus to go berzerk. YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram have exploded with pictures and videos of the incident, many of which can be seen right here. According to reports, UDPD got involved along with state and city riot police and a car was apparently burned. The resounding question for those of us far away from the college campus hivemind/mob mentality is “why?”
Something similar happened just north of UdDl at West Chester University when I’m Shmacked showed up in the spring. Douchebag students flipped and destroyed a student’s car that was a gift from his dad who passed away from cancer.
Maybe UDel, just south of Philadelphia, was just that amped up on an Eagles Monday Night Football victory. Maybe, since it’s still early in the semester, there just wasn’t anything better to do.
In an official statement, Shmacked said it regrets “any association with these destructive events,” and will “do our best to ensure that this does not happen again.”
Meanwhile, the university is still mulling the future of the students arrested, but has not addressed the fate of others not formally charged for participating in the riot.
At least they’re not rioting over a fired football coach? Hmmm. Maybe Pennsylvania-area college kids are just really stupid, violent children. Really: All this white suburban violence makes us afraid to leave Philadelphia.
Beau Biden, Delaware AG, has a mass in his brain according to doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is being held for observation tonight to determine if it’s cancerous. For more on Biden, who took a detour last week through Jefferson University hospital after first experiencing symptoms, see our piece from yesterday. Biden suffered a mild stroke in 2010; his father, VP Joe Biden suffered a serious aneurysm in 1988. [NBC News]
Last Wednesday, Delaware A.G. Beau Biden, VP fils, was driving with his family to Indiana for a family vacation when he became disoriented and felt that something “wasn’t right” with his arm. (He suffered a mild stroke in 2010.) The next day he visited his doctor at Jefferson University hospital in Philly before spending the weekend taking it easy at home in Wilmington.
Pop & I got a chance to talk to Newark National LL a little earlier. Inspiring group. Can’t wait to watch tonight. pic.twitter.com/9xZXoOCqPE
— Beau Biden (@BeauBiden) August 18, 2013
Since then, however, he’s flown to some undisclosed location in Houston, where he’s undergoing medical tests to determine exactly what went wrong. Next family vacation, I’ve got a feeling Beau’s taking Amtrak.
3,582 bags to be precise. That sounds like a lot, but as the above photo demonstrates, one could probably fit this into a backpack. Because the value of the heroin being hoarded by this Wilmington 16-year-old was listed at $35,820, I have deduced that these bags are in fact dime bags. The boy has been charged with possession with intent to deliver in “Tier 4 Quantity.” There are only 5 tiers. [Delaware Online]
Photo: Delaware Police
The University of Delaware says the employee records of 72,000 people, which includes social security numbers, were breached by criminal hacking.
In a letter dated Monday, the university officials said it experienced a cyber attack which targeted the personal records of both current and former employees, including student workers.
Along with social security numbers, the files also included names, addresses and university ID numbers.
No commentary possible. Just: Ugh.
Forbes is out with its 6th annual college rankings, which are calculated in a unique way. Rather than judge by SAT scores and selectivity, like U.S. News and World Report, Forbes has a more ROI-based metric that looks at what the schools did for students, after graduation. It measured student debt, academic success (scholarships, Ph.D.s), financial success, student satisfaction, and graduation rate. Coming in 6th, ahead of 11th place Penn–and ahead of Harvard–was Swarthmore College. (Forbes, it appears, did not factor Title IX sexual misconduct lawsuits into its rankings.) Bryn Mawr and Haverford were ranked 40th and 43rd, respsectively. Penn State came in 93rd.
“Because she was hot,” is no excuse for what you’re about to read, boys and girls. Yet that was the purported excuse of this New Castle, Delaware Wal-Mart frequenter.
The 20-year-old victim says she was standing in an aisle texting when a man she later identified as 22-year-old Frank J. Short, Jr., walked by and “said excuse me.” That’s when she ” suddenly felt something wet on her buttocks, thigh and leg,” according to the official police report. Initially believing the suspect had sneezed or spat on her, the woman looked down to find…
“A GLOB OF SEMEN ON HER LEG.” He’s also been observed doing some fake-spanking in the past, but was only charged with “offensive touching with bodily fluid,” and other less bizarre crimes. Whatever you choose to do with him, Delaware police, just don’t send him to this strange upcoming gathering in which 300 local mothers will be breastfeeding en masse, in public. [Gawker]