Concerns After Texas School Opens ‘Prayer Room’ That’s Attracting Muslim Students

The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school’s move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

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ICYMI: Mayim Bialik Wants You To Stop Calling Women ‘Girls’!!!

Mayim Bialik is gonna be annoying for a second. (Her words, not ours!!!)

Last week, The Big Bang Theory star dropped a video on YouTube to vent about something that’s really been bothering her: the asinine way men refer to adult women as “girls”!

In the clip, the actress says that women need to start correcting people who refer to them as “girls,” claiming the practice is proof that our patriarchal society views women differently than men.

Related: Lena Dunham Hits Back After Shamed For Losing Weight!

Based on how men typically describe women in childlike terms (girl, baby, you-fine-ass-embryo, etc.) “unconsciously” implies that adult women are inferior to men.

The 41-year-old says men aren’t usually referred to as boys “because it’s demeaning and emasculating.” Well, she ain’t wrong!!!

Do U agree? Hear Bialik’s take on the colloquial conundrum in the video (above)!

South Carolina Beats Florida 77-70, Makes First Trip To Final Four

NEW YORK (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense and some solid free throw shooting to beat their fellow Southeastern Conference Gators (27-9) in the East Regional final at Madison Square Garden.

South Carolina will face Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed from the West Regional, in the Final Four on Saturday at Glendale, Arizona.

The game was as close as expected until the final minute. There were 14 lead changes and 10 ties. The last lead change came on two free throws by Thornwell with 2:24 left that made it 65-63. Florida managed just three field goals over the final 3:55.

Thornwell, the regional MVP, followed the deciding free throws with a nice assist to Maik Kotsar for a 4-point lead. It seemed Thornwell was always where he needed to be including a steal with 40 seconds left that made it 73-68.

PJ Dozier added 17 points for the Gamecocks, Chris Silva had 13 and Kotsar 12.

It all totaled to a Final Four trip for coach Frank Martin, he of the booming voice and terrifying faces.

Justin Leon had 18 points for the Gators who managed a 40-33 halftime lead on 7-for-12 shooting from 3-point range. But that was it. Florida was 0 for 14 from beyond the arc in the second hald, a lot like the 0-for-17 effort the Gators had in their first meeting with South Carolina this season.

South Carolina, which forced Florida into 16 turnovers, finished 23 for 31 from the free throw line, including a 9-for-10 effort from Thornwell.

BIG PICTURE

South Carolina: This had been South Carolina’s deepest run in the NCAA Tournament. … The Gamecocks beat No. 2 seed Duke and No. 3 Baylor on the way to the Elite Eight. … Until this tournament the Gamecocks hadn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 1973.

Florida: This was Florida’s first NCAA Tournament game against a Southeastern Conference opponent. … The Gators entered the game with an all-time 44-24 record against the Gamecocks, including 1-2 under coach Mike White. … The Gators were trying for their sixth Final Four appearance and that includes the titles in 2006 and 2007.

FAMOUS FANS

Among those in attendance at Madison Square Garden were Hall of Famer Rick Barry, whose son Canyon is on Florida, Paul McCartney and Darius Rucker.

UP NEXT

South Carolina will meet Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday.

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Cheryl & Liam Payne Both Already Had Baby Names Picked Out — Will Their Newborn Son Be Named Either Of These Frontrunners?

On Wednesday, Cheryl and Liam Payne welcomed a baby boy into the world, revealing they had yet to settle on a name for the bundle of joy.

But based on old interviews conducted before the pop superstars even got together, it seems like they both already had some monikers in mind if they ever had a boy!

Related: Harry Styles Upstages Liam’s Baby News With A HUGE Announcement!

In a 2012 interview with GQ, the former Girls Aloud singer revealed she already had a name picked out for her future son. She told the mag:

“I love kids, I’m obsessed with babies. I know that’s what I was put on the earth to do – to be a mother…Of course I’ve thought about baby names a million times. I like Alfie for a little boy.”

Awww, little Alfie Payne. Or Alfie Fernandez-Versini-Cole-Tweedy if he takes his momma’s last name!

Though the former One Direction star also had his heart set on a particular baby name — one that could be used no matter the gender of his newborn!

Speaking to Hits Radio during his 1D days, the 23-year-old said:

“I like the name Taylor. Taylor’s pretty neutral for a boy or a girl. That’s what I’m going to call my first child if I had children.”

Hmm… we wonder if Cheryl had anything to say about that.

Related: Fans Have Meltdown Over Cheryl & Liam’s Baby!

Will either pop star will get the baby name they originally wanted? Or will Cheryl and Liam have to agree on something completely different? (We think Simon has a nice ring to it — ha!)

No matter what they end up calling the kid, he’s gonna have a pretty sweet life ahead of him!

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