Let them have Facebook

 

Facebook has more than 800 million users. More than seven million are under 13 years old, according to Consumer Reports. Seven million users are breaking Facebook's rule that no one under 13 can have a page.


Soda ban a stride in the right direction

 

Sodas and sugary drinks are under attack in the big apple! 
Call it what you want, pop, coke, soda, soda-pop, but once March 2013 hits, large sized soft-drinks will be banned in New York City.

Organization offers anything but peace

Peace Corps volunteers are mostly optimistic young people who want to make a change in the world.  But some volunteers who wanted to change lives overseas have returned home with their lives changed for the worse.


See, I told you so

Sometimes I really hate being right.


An ode to podcasts

It's summa-summa-summa-summa-time, summa-time...and ew, I can't believe I just dredged up Will Smith's old relic of a song.  As much as I love music, I tire easily of listening to the same songs found in my music library, and don't have the extra income to routinely add to said collection.  So what's a gal to do?

 


Fight club: the high school

It's hard to defend a 64-year-old teacher who is accused of giving a killer right hook to one of her students.


Random Thoughts on the Political Scene

Well, it's finally summer.  At the Gateway we've had a month-long break from printing and a lot has happened.  In fact, there's been so much activity in the political world that it would be impossible and, truthfully, unfair of me to pick just one to comment on.  So in the spirit of ‘catching up,' here's a random selection of comments on recent events for your enjoyment.

 


Staying safe in the summer sun

Summer's here, and we all know what that means. Swimming, grilling and consuming large quantities of barley malt-based beverages, right? Before you hit the beaches – or pools, lakes, and ponds – take some time to plan your outing. You want to have fun, but make sure you do it right so you can do it as often as possible. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your summer smearing Noxzema and aloe all over your blistered shoulders, or spend any time at all in the emergency room. So, in the interest of ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment of the summer partying season, here are a few timely tips.