Tough fight for school reform

 

Less than halfway into 2012, and school reform has proven to be a tough sell to lawmakers.  Measures designed to improve teacher and administrator accountability in both Virginia and California have failed. This may come as a surprise to many, considering education consistently ranks among the highest concerns of voters.


Energy drinks: pouring out secrets

Teens and young adults all over the United States are popping tabs to become rock stars, monsters or even red bulls with wings, hoping to perform at full throttle. This transformation comes in a can filled with a mysterious concoction, and you may be surprised by the ugly secrets poured out by researchers during the Mayo Clinic Proceedings last year.


Point Blank

April is Autism Awareness Month, and all over the world various advocacy groups, parents' resource agencies and activists are "lighting it up blue" to build awareness of autism and related disabilities. This annual event was held on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, and was marked by landmarks all over the world bathed in blue light to draw attention to the cause of finding treatments for autism.
 


The art of bowling: campus edition

By Noelle Ashley, Contributor I was in my freshman year at the good ol’ UNofO, just testing the waters, people-watching by the fountain at the...

Protecting free speech should fall to universities

Andrew D. Bartholet CONTRIBUTOR Early this August, North Carolina became the latest of several states to enact legislation that supposedly protects free speech interests at public...

The limits of free speech

Kaylee Pierce CONTRIBUTOR We all have the right to free speech. We should feel free to speak our minds and stand up for what we believe...

Campus shortcuts, Blazing new trails on your way to class to save time and...

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Campus shortcuts offer protection from climate conditions. We all have our trade secrets for navigating campus. Some bring their Razor...