UW-Madison junior James Richardson scoffed when he checked his bank statement after he paid his last tuition bill. He found a total of $4 left in his account. Although frustrated with his depleted funds, he managed to muster a smile.
House on the Rock Spring Green, Wisc.
Friday night football games, skip days, prom, applying to colleges . These are typical highlights that make the senior year of high school most memorable. However, while some kick up the effort a notch for this final year, others bask in thoughts of graduation and essentially take the academic year off.
The latest estimated death toll from Haiti's recent earthquake is 212,000, according Haiti's prime minister. The United Nations has reported that more than 300,000 are injured and three million have been affected worldwide by the earthquake.
Sales of energy drinks are expected to grow at an annual rate of 12 percent and exceed $9 billion by 2011, according to a recent study by the research publisher Packaged Facts. These figures are up from $1.2 billion in 2002, according to a recent article in the Progressive Grocer.
For 17 years, researcher Ei Terasawa restrained rhesus monkeys and left them fully conscious while repeatedly pumping deadly chemicals into their exposed brains. It wasn't until the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) discovered that a neglected monkey had accidentally died under her care that her push-pull perfusion experiment was put on hold and the treatment of primates in lab settings was reevaluated.
The current Ogg Hall, located at the intersection of Dayton Street and Park Street, was built in 2007, with features the residents of ""Old Ogg"" lived without: more spacious bedrooms, central air conditioning, classrooms, kitchens on each floor, and updated security systems. Old Ogg was originally built in 1965, and was torn down in Fall 2007. As with any building on campus that faces demolition, students who had ties to Old Ogg lost a part of their college experience when the building came down.
Parents often say the high school diploma is no longer as valued as it was in the past, and insist that college is the best route to success. However, according to an August 2009 U.S. News and World Report article, 30 percent of university students drop out after their first year, and this alarming percentage could be linked to the lack of academic preparation given to high school students, which is essential to college graduation.