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HC Wake-Up Call: Football Players Take a Knee, a Student's Survival Story & a Woman Freaks Over a Service Dog

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Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

The NFL Takes a Stance Against Donald Trump

After President Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant against NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, football teams across the country knelt during the anthem on Sunday, occasionally alongside team owners. Others stood and locked arms with each other, including Tom Brady, who has received some heat for his questionable political stances. The movement particularly struck a chord at the Lions-Falcons game in Detroit, where anthem singer Rico Lavelle knelt down at the end of the song. 

A College Student Survives Three Days Trapped in a Cave​

19-year-old Lukas Cavar became trapped in Indiana's Sullivan Cave while on a trip with the Indiana University spelunking club, Teen Vogue says. Facing a closed entrance, Cavar was left to lick on Clif bar wrappers and water on cave walls in order to survive. When his parents reported him missing, club leaders returned to the sight and opened the cave entrance. 

"We had a failure in our leadership to closely follow all these safety procedures," the club's president said in a statement. "The risk that our member was exposed to as a result of these failures is a vivid reminder of why we have protocols." 

A Woman Freaks Out Over a Service Dog in a Restaurant​

Huffington Post reports that the owner of the Delaware-based Kathy's Crab House & Family Restaurant posted a video of a customer ranting over the presence of a veteran's service dog. Customer Ciara Miller refused to stay in the restaurant because of the dog, proclaiming, "I'm leaving because the food is nasty and there's a dog."

Former Army National Guardsman Bill Austin requires a service dog for his post-traumatic stress disorder. When someone in the video reminded Miller that the dog is needed because Austin "fought for our country," she took things to the next level.

"My husband's dad fought for the f***ing country!" she yelled."So what? It's still nasty to me! It should be a separate section for a fucking animal!" 

Miller says that she doesn't regret the intensity of her reaction, but the restaurant apologized for the encounter on its Facebook page. 

What to look out for...

T-minus one day until This Is Us returns for Season 2! To make sure you're up to speed before sitting down to watch tomorrow night, catch up on everything you need to remember about last season and know about the upcoming one. 


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