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Hello fellow citizens of the internet! Kira here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

Today’s top stories are about: a former Panera employee revealing the hidden dangers of Panera’s Charged Lemonade, a new school where kids are taught by AI, a TikToker who called out the ‘birth tourism’ trend, and a homeowner shocked by the disparity between his mortgage and that of his parents.

After that, dive into a “Decoding Fandom” column written by yours truly. 

Have a great Halloween weekend,

— K.D. 

⚡ Today’s top stories

‘Most people do not know’: Former Panera worker shares PSA about Charged Lemonade after college student’s death

Panera is facing a lawsuit after a college student’s death, and a former employee shares why the drink can be dangerous.


This new school features exclusively AI teachers and is sparking interest. Tuition is $40,000

A private school in Austin, Texas that uses Artificial Intelligence to teach its classes is sparking debate online. 


‘Yet i’m called an anchor baby’: Latino TikToker calls out ‘birth tourism’ trend

A Latino TikToker is calling out the term “birth tourism” for upholding double standards for white people who travel abroad to give birth.


Homeowner says his mortgage is 27 times higher than his parents’

His parent’s mortgage is only $287, even though his house is valued at 1/3 of theirs.


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⭐ Decoding Fandom

By Kira Deshler
Assistant Newsletter Editor

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In each edition of web_crawlr we have exclusive original content every day. On Saturdays our Assistant Newsletter Editor Kira Deshler dives deep into the world of fan culture in her “Decoding Fandom” column. If you want to read columns like this before everyone else, subscribe to web_crawlr to get your daily scoop of internet culture delivered straight to your inbox.

🕸️ Crawling the web

Here is what else is happening across the ‘net.

🇵🇸 What is a JERF? The new term tries to turn being a Palestine-supporting feminist into a slur

🚆 A viral TikTok showing a train of exhausted commuters sparked debate over working in the office

🧀 A woman on TikTok discovered she has been making boxed mac and cheese wrong her whole life. Viewers had thoughts

🧴 A Sephora worker told a customer to go to Target if she wanted something cheaper – so she did. 

🔨 A Home Depot employee shared how to get free tools at the store. Hint: it involves lifetime warranties.

👻 A woman on TikTok slammed Spirit Halloween for disappointing plus-size costume options.

📺 A Netflix customer railed against the company’s new password-sharing rules and was told she can only watch on her phone.

🎃 The best Shudder original movies streaming right now will put you in the mood for the spooky season. * 

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👋 Before you go

TikTok user Jennifer (@_jennyy4) posted a video of her future mother-in-law accidentally flipping the camera to face herself while recording her son’s proposal. By Thursday, it had amassed over 6.6 million views

The mom was supposed to record the couple’s proposal, which took place in front of a fountain at Italy’s Saint Peter’s Square. But before viewers could see the son get down on one knee, she accidentally turned the camera to face herself instead.

Viewers could see the panic in the mom’s eyes as she tried to flip the camera before she missed the once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Mom accidentally photobombs her son's proposal

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