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Have you ever tasted saltwater? It’s not very refreshing. In fact, drinking more than a few cups worth can kill you. According to the United States Geological Survey, about 97 percent of the water on Earth is saltwater; the rest is in lakes, rivers, glaciers and aquifers underground.
With graduation upon us, many will be entering the workforce or going on to graduate programs. And this begs the question: Are we ready to be there?
On April 15, a horrifying event took place when a pair of terrorists set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon. The 24-hour news outlets covered it all day, reporting on updated death tolls and the like, which was understandable.
“Oh my Gawd, I love your accent.” This phrase has, and will always, induce a mixed bag of emotions that wrestle with each other inside my awkward British mind. It is, in every way, a sweet and sincere compliment.
College: spending tens of thousands of dollars to get a job to pay off those tens of thousands of dollars.
We are all Homo sapiens, but for many economic theories and models we are also Homo economicus—the perfect economic men and women. All of our decisions with money are rational and we shop and sell with complete efficiency—or at least that is the theory.
Another gain was won for anti-gun control lobbyists when a compromise amendment that would expand background checks to cover Internet and gun show sales was rejected by the Senate this week.
Tanning your skin is a luxury that countless white women in the U.S. indulge in on almost a weekly basis to fit an arbitrary standard of beauty, but one should be careful. Overusing such powerful ultraviolet rays can turn the glamorous into cancerous.
Last week, there was a pro-life exhibit on Eastern Michigan University’s campus. I could write an article about the intolerance that causes some people to call pro-life arguments anti-science. I could write about the idea that calling pro-life advocates “anti-woman” would be like calling “pro-choice” advocates “pro-death.” I could even write about the fact that abortions are disproportionally performed on people in poverty, but I will not.
As we, the people of Eastern Michigan University, approach finals with minds poised for everlasting academic victory, stress becomes the dominant force in our lives. To an extent, this is a good thing. We sense the impending doom and work to prepare ourselves.
In the small hours of April 8, ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher drew her last breath. As an 87-year-old who had battled with ill health for some years, news of her last moments were cause for little surprise.
According to an April 5 Reuters article, the Department of Labor reported the nation created 88,000 jobs in March, far short of the market’s prediction of 200,000 jobs. Another Reuters article from the same day said the economy has barely been able to keep up in creating jobs. The article said the unemployment rate would have gone up if so many people hadn’t dropped out of the labor force. This month may be a blessing in disguise, because it adds an exclamation point to the economic complaints present in the media for a while now.
We all need money for college. Most people try to get a job to relieve the financial pressure the nation’s exceptional education system places on their bank accounts. But too often, college students get roped into pyramid schemes and other get-rich-quick scams.
“I wish real life was a musical,” I lamented to my brother, who proceeded to look at me like I’d sprouted another head.
Since 2009, Boston College Students for Sexual Health—an unofficial student group at Boston College—has regularly distributed free condoms and sexual health information near campus. But according to an April 8 article in The New York Times, last month The BC administration sent the group a letter ordering it to stop distributing condoms as the act violates university policy and goes against the values of the Jesuit college.
The U.S. federal government is approximately $16.8 trillion in debt, according to the Department of the Treasury.
The battle for states’ rights is alive and well, and once again, the South is at the center of the debate.
While America’s media gaze was averted from the happenings of the Senate as our homosexual brothers and sisters argued their case for social equality at the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama inked his signature upon the spending bill H.R. 933.
A large amount of Facebook users showed their support for gay marriage last week by changing their profile picture to the Human Rights Campaign’s equal-sign logo, and the trend is slowly going out of style. One is stirred to wonder if people really knew the full truth about who was behind this movement that took our newsfeeds by storm.