After publishing allegations from women who say Trump sexually assaulted them, Donald Trump threatened to sue the paper (see letter above).
The New York Times’ response? Try it. Take us to court.
The Times sent a letter back, saying:
The essence of the libel claim, of course, is the protection
of one’s reputation. Mr. Trump has bragged about his non-consensual sexual
touching of women. He has bragged about intruding on beauty pageant contestants
in their dressing rooms. He acquiesced to a radio host’s request to discuss Mr.
Trump’s own daughter as a “piece of ass”. Multiple women not mentioned in our article
have publicly come forward to report on Mr. Trump’s unwanted advances. Nothing
in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump,
through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.
But there is a larger and much more important point here.
The women quoted in our story spoke out on an issue of national importance –
indeed, an issue that Mr. Trump himself discussed with the whole nation
watching during Sunday night’s presidential debate. Our reporters diligently
worked to confirm the women’s accounts. They provided readers with Mr. Trump’s
response, including his forceful denial of the women’s reports.
would have been a disservice not just to our readers but to democracy itself to
silence their voices.
We did what the law allows: We published newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern.If Mr. Trump disagrees, if he believes that American citizens had no right to hear what these women had to say and that the law of this country forces us and those who would criticize him to stand silent or be punished, we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight.
Q: I am the assistant philanthropy chair of my chapter. We are doing some research on different philanthropy events for our chapter besides the ones we have been doing for the past few years. Do you have any advice on finding events that other sororities have done and some ideas for coming up with original philanthropy events? Thanks!
A: Launching a new fundraiser is a fabulous idea for keeping your membership interested, attracting fellow greeks on campus, increasing participation and energizing everyone connected to your philanthropy!
The first step is to decide what TYPE of fundraiser you want to tackle. Is your chapter more the sports type, or foodie fans? Think about what your sisters, alumnae and other greeks will respond to. Also, if five other chapters already have food sales, you should try a dodgeball tournament instead. Being unique will attract more attention!
💰 Creative Sorority Fundraising Ideas by Category:💰
💰 SPECIAL EVENT fundraisers:
Sorority Fashion Show
Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Puppy Kissing Booth
Pie in the Face
Fraternity Bachelor Auction
Christmas Caroling Service
Shopping Night at a Favorite Dress Boutique - a % of sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
Haunted Hay Ride
Carnival/Festival for Kids
Dunk Tank - recruit popular people to dunk
Junker Car or Old Computer Smash - charge for turns bashing an old jalopy, or vintage computers.
Outdoor Movie Marathon
Campus “Celeb” Bartenders Event
Service Auction - sorority & fraternity volunteers are auctioned off for 2 hour “work” sessions.
Restaurant Special - a % of food sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
I kinda want to explain the backstory for this dress. Cuz I’ve had this design in my head for years, and have unsuccessfully tried to put onto paper a few times (I have difficulty drawing floor-length ball gowns for some reason. Idk, they’re just beyond my reach. I got lucky with this one.) Anyway, this particular dress was inspired by the episode ‘Beauty Marked’.
I just had this idea that if Danny had been a girl in the series maybe “she” would have been entered in the beauty pageant and this would’ve been the dress “she’d” wear. “She” would ultimately win and Sam and Tucker would save “her” from prince Aragon (that was his name right?) I figure the ghost’s would put a collar on “her” to prevent “her” from escaping.
Gray Fullbuster grumbled as he walked through Magnolia for the second time this morning. The first time, he was halfway to Fairy Tail before started noticing the citizens mumbling around him and mothers covering their children’s eyes. That’s when he realized he wasn’t wearing a shirt. Or pants. But at least he was wearing boxers. He honestly couldn’t remember if he stripped during his walk, or if he just never put them on in the first place. Whatever, he was wearing clothes now.
He glanced down.
After an unnecessary amount of time, Gray finally reached the guild. He grasped the handles and pushed them open. He was greeted with the familiar sites and sounds of Fairy Tail; Laughter, Cana drinking, chatter, indistinct yelling.
Wait. What was that?
Gray squinted. Halfway across the guild, he spotted Gajeel shouting. That in itself wasn’t out of the ordinary, but the fact that it was Juvia at the receiving end of his yells was what caught Gray’s attention.
As Gray strode towards them, he could make out what Gajeel was yelling.