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.
It was a tragic accident that should never have happened in the first place. On Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, over 2,000 people in line at the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, N.Y., surged through the doors in the early morning hours of a post-Thanksgiving sale. In the ensuing flood of aggressive and violent shoppers, a Wal-Mart temporary employee was trampled to death, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
An age-old proverb states that good behavior deserves a reward. Moms want the chores done, teachers want completed homework and coaches want to win games. And whether it is a treat from the cookie jar, a gold star or a starting position, the human body is conditioned to exchange hard work for a savory delight.
UW-Madison stem-cell researcher and professor of anatomy James Thomson worried little about the funding for stem-cell research during President Bush's terms. He especially did not think it impacted the amount of people involved in stem-cell research.