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Belle Knox Loses Her Financial Aid, Speaks Out About the Student Loans Crisis

Belle KnoxShining a spotlight on student loans: Belle Knox, the young  half-Indian porn star who made headlines earlier this year after she was outed as a Duke University student, is back in the news this week after speaking out about the crippling student loans many students face. Writing for Time.com under her legal name Miriam Weeks, she urged readers to “start paying attention to what got me here: artificially inflated demand for college that pushes tuitions sky high.” The whole piece is an interesting (and controversial) read. (Time, Jezebel)

This Indian seat belt PSA is going viral: According to the WHO, only 27 percent of Indian drivers wear a seat belt. This new public service announcement, which stars a group of hijras who call themselves The Seatbelt Crew, is trying to raise awareness and change that. “”Naughty girl,” the leader of the crew says at one point, “tell your boyfriend to buckle up.” Watch the ad, which was developed by Oglivy India, above. (NPR)

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