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Illinois State students in NELK Boys party facing fines & suspensions

Published: 9/Sep/2020 22:26

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube group and notorious pranksters, the ‘NELK Boys,’ threw a massive party at Illinois State University with their fans — but it seems like the rager could result in sanctions against some of the students who were in attendance.

The NELK Boys are known for their insane prank videos and other wild antics, having hosted massive meetups across the globe (Remember that time their huge meet and greet in Ireland got busted by police? Yeah, that happened.).

While they’ve faced repercussions for these gatherings before, a recent fiasco involving the group and a large number of Illinois State University students could have some serious consequences for those involved.

On September 8, footage surfaced online of a huge party thrown by the NELK Boys and students near the University’s campus, showing a massive throng of people living it up in spite of the current global health crisis.

Needless to say, this rager caught the attention of University staff, and the ISU President spoke out about the incident during a press conference shortly thereafter.

“It really gives me no joy to convey my great disappointment in the actions of those who gathered,” President Larry Dietz said of the party, going on to claim that he and the Mayor of Normal were looking into “potential sanctions” against those involved.

Those “sanctions” could include possible suspensions for students who attended the gathering, including “interruption of the students’ plan to be here.”

That’s not all; Normal also introduced orders that limited the number of people allowed at gatherings near the university, with punishment for breaking said order including a fine up to $750.

While the group dispersed once police arrived on the scene, it seems like video evidence of the party could result in the identification of a few key students — and some punishments for not observing city ordinances.

This news comes hot on the heels of TikToker Bryce Hall facing charges for throwing similar parties in Los Angeles — and influencer could face up to a year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.

Even if your favorite YouTubers show up to town, going to a huge party just isn’t a good idea right now, especially if the law gets involved.


Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun


Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.