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Felix Jaehn Discusses Germany, Playing the Violin and "Cheerleader"

Kyle Stevens | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Jens Koch Felix Jaehn is making a huge splash on the electronic music scene. The 22-year-old DJ established himself in 2015 when he re...

This College Cheerleader 'How-To' Guide Is Complete BS

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women

The University of Washington made a bit of a misstep when they published a guide to cheerleader "do's" and "don'ts" -- solely focused on very specific...

The Cheerleader Who Didn't Cheer for Herself

Sequoia T. Gillyard | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women
Sequoia T. Gillyard

In the realm of sports, the cheerleader is charged with being supportive of their team by cheering them on and keeping the crowd hyped. As a sports fan myself, I remember the nights at my high school football games watching all the action on the field.

Grow Your Relationship Capital

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Start embracing the value of building relationships with everyone and anyone even though you do not see how they might help you right now. There is always something that you learn distinctly from every connection you nurture.

Alabama Cheerleading Coach Dismissed After Reporting Racist T-Shirt Worn By Parent

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

An Alabama cheerleading squad has lost two of its coaches after a pair of racist T-shirts appeared at an August practice. Brian McCracken, the assist...

5 Things 'Bring It On' Taught Us About Intersectional Feminism

Tyree Rush | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Tyree Rush

Bring It On satirically addresses social injustices while comically delving into a popular subculture. As it turns out, the Toros of Rancho Carne High were tackling issues of feminism, race, and gender roles well before Rowan Blanchard was a plus sign on a pregnancy test.

The Death Of The Cheerleader

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment

The word "cheerleader" is so laden with potential cultural meaning, it feels more like a theoretical concept than a noun usually meaning "person who l...

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

Tennessee Cheerleaders Sidestep Their School's Prayer Ban

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

A group of Tennessee cheerleaders decided to bring prayer back to the football field. Oneida High School administrators instituted a moment of sile...

Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe of VH1's Hit the Floor Talks About Her Q Jewelry Design

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

You may remember Jodi Lyn O'Keefe from the TV series Prison Break. Jodi Lyn is one of those multi-talented people who should definitely be in your circles. She's so much fun to watch on Hit the Floor!

Amputee Cheerleader Is An Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

College student and amputee, Patience Beard, won our hearts when she made the division 1 cheer squad at the University of Arkansas. Now, in her second...

The Kelsey Williams Story

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Style
Jamie Anne Richardson

The quicker women begin to see the importance of uplifting each other rather than knocking each other down, the better off we'll be.

Chaos And The Cheerleader

Mark Osler | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Mark Osler

Lent perplexes me. The events it recalls are chaotic. In the midst of this, I will watch for the transformations that do happen, that are miracles, too often unnoticed in the middle of a crowd.

The Manly Origins of Cheerleading

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports
Lisa Wade

You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s, cheerleading was an all-male sport. Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents.

Meet This College Cheer Squad's Newest Star (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 09.26.2012 | Teen

Patience Beard cheered, danced, and tumbled her way onto a Division 1 cheerleading squad -- hardly an easy feat. And she did it all on a prosthetic le...

Grandmother Tries Out For Cowboys Cheerleading Squad

Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

To become a cheerleader for "America's Team" has long been considered among the top gigs for professional cheerleaders across the county. This past Su...

10 Famous Male College Cheerleaders

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.19.2012 | College

Cheerleading is not a sport reserved solely for squads of women in skirts. Cheerleading actually started as a male sport at the very end of the 19t...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: From Pom-Poms To Primates: Mireya Mayor Talks Womanhood And Science | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.10.2012 | Science

2012-02-09-Screenshot20120209at5.00.32PM.jpgI first met Mireya Mayor a few weeks ago when she was the keynote speaker at this incredible science convention. We really hit it off, so I invited her to come chat with me over coffee.

St. Vincent's Latest Pays Homage To 'Gulliver's Travels'

Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

If Jonathan Swift is looking down at us from a Gulliver-like POV, he'd be pleased to know his classic tale is still getting nods in pop culture today....

Marlins Mermaids Replaced By 'Energy Team'?

Posted 01.13.2012 | Miami

In last night's 30 Rock, the secret to Liz Lemon's happiness was not a pill; it was her recent moonlighting gig performing on a WNBA dance team. N...

Thinking About College Cheerleading? Watch This Video First!

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be tossed into the air and do a perfect flip before being caught by a male cheerleaders, well, this insi...

And the winner of the DWTS trophy for BFF is...

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When Jennifer Grey waltzed away with the mirrorball trophy in the Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) finale, it was more than a win. It was an affirmation ...

Fifth Circuit's Cheerleader Ruling Just Plain Wrong

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Adam Goldstein

Who are the bullies? Have school officials demonstrated they can be trusted to make sound judgments about students' off-campus lives if this is the way they run their schools?

SHOCK: Court Rules High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleade...

Astoria Characters: The Girl Fumi Fell For

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Asami Hotta picks up a petite pair of pliers, and with the skill of a neurosurgeon, starts turning the bits into a piece of one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.