Friday Wrap: Quirky Texas Landmarks, Meteorological Sexism, and More…

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It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to report on all the news that fits in a blockquote.

First up this week, a poll for the “Best Quirky Landmark” in the US. Several Texan standards have made the list including Prada Marfa and the Beer Can House in Houston. Check out the link to see – and vote on – the rest.

Below the jump, read about what Rick Scott did with the shelter dog he adopted, our inescapable fate if students are allowed to wear revealing clothing, and more…

Even when it comes to the weather, sexism is life-threatening. Don't believe me? I've got a report from the University of Illinois and Arizona State University to prove it. When hurricanes have female names, people are less likely to take them seriously – and more likely to die because of it.

-Genevieve Cato


Florida Governor Rick Scott needed to boost his positives to win election so he adopted a rescue dog which he named “Reagan”, but once the campaign was over he apparently returned the poor dog back to its original owner.

-Joe Deshotel


In response to the UT signs criticizing scandalous lady-clothing for creating a “distracting learning environment,” Mallory Ortberg of The Toast envisions what essays from a distracting learning environment might look like: “She also strengthened Austria's international standing by reorganizing the military, instituting bureaucratic reforms and wearing spaghetti-strap tank tops…almost spaghetti-strap tank tops. It's definitely less than two inches across, I can tell that much. It's skirting the line.”

-Natalie San Luis


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