In recent weeks, the situation in Iraq has unraveled, with ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) overtaking much of the country. Iraq news today brings new information about how ISIS is challenging Al-Qaeda by declaring a new Islamic state as they strive to build on the centuries-old conflict of Sunni vs. Shiite in the region.
ISIS, the militant jihadists terrorizing and overtaking city after city in Iraq. (Credit: StMA)
Creation of new Islamic state
The leaders of ISIS recently announced the restoration of the 7th-century Islamic caliphate.
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When you finally finish college you’re going to face a lot of competition out there. Career planning now will give you an advantage. Some things to do would include job shadowing, attending job fairs and even taking a field trip to visit a company that interests you.
Take the next step in your career while taking your summer road trip. (Credit: CEHD)
Summer road trips can be combined with job hunting and checking out future employers. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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Tagged career plan, career planning, field trip, job shadowing, road trips, things to do, trip, trips
With college costs rising faster than any other product or service in the economy, filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks if it’s worth it. His new film,”Ivory Tower,” pulls back the curtain on several colleges to reveal how changing business models have led to an expansion of building at the expense of a quality education.
College costs continue to rise year after year. (Credit: The Denver Post)
Here we will discuss an education system at its breaking point and examine how we got to this point.
If your first reaction when a professor assigns a research paper involves sweaty palms, increased heart rate or a stomach tied in knots, you’re not alone. Many college students dread writing research papers because the process can seem grueling and much more stressful than simply studying material for an upcoming exam.
Writing a research paper becomes all too common during one’s college years. (Credit: Quick Meme)
The good news is that there are many readily available resources you can use to ensure you get a good grade on your research paper – you just have to know where to find them. That’s where we come in. Read on for the five steps to follow if you want a stellar research paper.
The topic of same sex marriage has many areas to explore for research paper topics, from marriage benefits for same sex couples, to religion and same sex marriage, to how society’s changing its attitude on the topic of same sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
The attitude change towards same sex marriage has made it more accepted in society. (Credit: krausnotes.com)
These are just a few of the good research paper topics to explore for a range of classes—sociology, religion, LGBT studies and more.
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Tagged changing attitude, gay and lesbian couples, LGBT, marriage benefits, research paper, research paper topics, same sex couples, same sex marriage
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. Colleges and universities are taking notice and taking action to dissuade college cheating and improve student success.
One of the many cheating techniques college students use. (Credit: The Atlantic)
Why students cheat
Researchers say that two-thirds of college students engage in some form of cheating.
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Tagged cheat, cheating, college campus, college GPA, college students, final exam, higher education, midterms, student success
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 with her eye on the marmalade-loving creature, and Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters as Paddington’s adopted parents, the Browns.
The children’s literature book Paddington Bear is being turned into a film adaptation. (Credit: Shine a light)
But who will voice Paddington now that Colin Firth will not be playing the part? For your next literature or film studies research paper, learn about how children’s literature books compare to their film adaptations.
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Tagged children's literature, Colin Firth, film adaptation, Nicole Kidman, Paddington Bear, Paddington Bear movie
On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoked six team trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins logo and name on the grounds that they were disparaging to Native Americans. Although the decision does not mean that owner Daniel Snyder must change the name and logo, it does mean that other companies can sell items that bear the name and logo image.
The revoking of the Washington Redskins trademark is seen as a victory for Native Americans. (Credit: NBC News)
As in previous cases challenging the team name, it’s expected that Snyder will appeal the decision. For your next research paper on patent or trademark law, look into using the fight between Native Americans and the Washington Redskins as your topic.
Gender identity, gender inequality and gender stereotypes are three good research paper topics for your sociology major or gender issues class. This article also has tips citing resources, searching databases and using effective keywords for finding information on gender issues.
Breaking away from gender norms at a young age help prevent the gender stereotypes. (Credit: Kirsty Fantini)
Gender identity no longer a disorder
Making news and pleasing the transgender community is the American Psychiatric Association’s Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which no longer labels transgendered people with a “disorder” or a mental illness.
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Tagged gender, gender identity, gender inequality, gender issues, gender stereotypes, good research paper topics, sociology, sociology major
You have just graduated from college – or are about to – which means it’s time to prepare yourself for the real world and create a resume. If you have never created a resume before, it can seem like a daunting process.
Finding a job is easier said than done, but with the right resume you will greatly help your chances. (Credit: SnagAJob)
Thankfully there are plenty of available resources available to help guide you. Choosing just one, however, is the more difficult part. Here we will take a look at some best practices to follow when putting your resume together.