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  • At Medgar Evers High School, in Brooklyn, New York, it is commonplace for students to run in the halls. They’re not late. They’re exercising.
     
    That's because there is no gym at the relatively new building, constructed in 2000. But there are physical education requirements mandated by the state. So officials have gotten creative, turning the school’s basement halls into an indoor track, local news station PIX 11 reported.
     
    Required to take eight semesters of phys ed, students hit the hallways to work up a sweat. “For the most part as you can see right now it’s very crowded and it’s hard to get certain things done, but at the end of the day right now we make the best of it,” track coach Shaun Dietz told PIX 11.
     
    “It seems to me very shortsighted. When you build a building there should be a gym,” Pamela Wheaton of Inside Schools, told Yahoo News. The independent website provides information about New York City’s public schools.

    Wheaton noted that the school, built adjacent to the campus of

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  • You wish your car was this cool (Mark Winans)

    We’re looking for answers after a Yahoo reader spotted this incredible rear window graphic decal in the San Diego suburbs on Wednesday.

    Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the CarMeowNist Party? One thing's for sure -- whoever was driving this Hyundai through Southern California on Wednesday is a true patriot.

    The image shows an American flag spread over the vehicle’s rear window, with five cats superimposed over the flag.

    “My first thought when seeing the car was that it must be for some sort of pet service business,” Mark Winans told Yahoo News during a hard-hitting interview on Thursday. “But there appeared to be no company logos anywhere on the vehicle. My initial thought, which was purely tongue in cheek, is that whoever drives that car must have had one too many failed relationships."

    Winans says he was driving through the Santee, Calif., when he pulled up behind the vehicle in question.

    “The driver appeared to be a female, maybe in her 50s with grayish hair. It was quick

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  • A 13-year-old Kansas boy says he was suspended for carrying a purse to Anderson County Senior-Junior School, KCTV-5 reported.

    Skylar Davis, reacting to his suspension, told KCTV-5, "I don't think everyone should be treated differently. Everyone should have the same privileges."

    Via KCTV-5
    He said he has been carrying the colorful fabric Vera Bradley bag over his shoulder for some time with no issues.

    "It expresses myself and I think everyone else can wear it, so I wear it as well," Skylar told KCTV5's Dave Jordan.

    He was summoned to Assistant Principal Don Hillard's office after he wouldn't take it off.

    "I went to the office and I refused to take it off, and they suspended me," the teen explained.

    Davis' mother, Leslie Willis, was called to pick up her son. She told KCTV-5 that she was "a little furious" over the situation and is wondering about its timing, saying that her son has been carrying the purse to school since August.

    Willis said she examined her son's student handbook and did not

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