Category Archives: News and updates

Cheating in college and what’s being done about it

Cheating on college campuses has been a problem for many years. College students cheat on midterms, a final exam or term paper for many reasons, usually to improve their college GPA or to “get through” a class they find uninteresting. …

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Children’s literature classic made into film adaptation

Once again, Hollywood has turned to a beloved icon of children’s literature for its latest film adaptation. The Paddington Bear movie, to be released on Christmas Day 2014 in the United States, will star Nicole Kidman as an evil taxidermist …

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Overall teen health better, improvement still needed

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and show that teen health is improving overall. Smoking and drinking have decreased amongst teens, but other risk behaviors …

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FIFA World Cup fever is upon us

The opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games began on Thursday afternoon June 12, 2014, amid a swirl of protest. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and a bevy of samba dancers. The ceremony included a tribute to …

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Orange Is the New Black: The real American prison

The new season of the women’s prison drama Orange Is the New Black was recently released from Netflix. The show is based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman who spent fifteen months in federal prison on …

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70th anniversary of D-Day reflects on veterans

Countless volumes have been written about World War II, from the events on the battlefield to the events that finally ended the fighting, from how women’s roles expanded on the home front to the way the world was reshaped in …

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How net neutrality, John Oliver crashed FCC website

Although the Internet has really only been a part of our lives for the last 25 years, it is hard to remember a time when it wasn’t ubiquitous and available to all. A debate is raging, however, over net neutrality …

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“The Fault in Our Stars” is a must-see

Fans of novelist John Green, also known as “nerdfighters,” are predicted to flock to see the film, “The Fault in Our Stars.” Green, who is known for his young adult novels and his popular YouTube videos, will likely enlarge his …

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Hero Cat Tara to the rescue!

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Tara, the hero cat, threw out the first pitch at a minor league ball game in Bakersfield, California. This is just one of many honors accorded to the cat who saved her owner’s child from …

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