On September 14, the Mars rover Opportunity discovered something that excited the NASA scientists working on its mission. The rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2004, had come across some small, bubble-like bumps on the rim of Mars' Endeavor Crater. These
On Sunday, a man walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and, without a word, opened fire. The suspect, Wade Michael Page, had a 9-millimeter (semi-automatic) pistol, ammunition pouches and the goal to end lives. And he succeeded, leaving six dead and three others wounded.
Baking in the triple-digit temperatures that overtook the nation last week, it was not unusual to hear people exclaim that they were "dying" from the heat. The record-breaking temperatures really did kill though; at least 46 people across the nation have been reported dead due to the extraordinary heat, including ten from the Washington area.
Among the first political advertisements to hit Maryland during this presidential election was an attack ad, "You've Heard It All Before," released June 4 by the Obama campaign. Despite this advertisement, campaigning in Maryland so far has been minute when compared to that of other states.
Many of us high schoolers deal with stressful situations outside of school. Whether it's playing a sport, taking care of younger siblings/elderly relatives or achieving a personal goal, we all need time away from schoolwork in order to deal with such situations. However, Diane Tran, a high school student from Texas, did not have enough time in the day for all that she had to do.
Substance abuse is a growing problem among adolescents and it needs immediate action for prevention and treatment. According to Teen Health, in the past year, 70.6 percent of high school students admitted to alcohol usage.
On May 8, we became less of a country as North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Instead of America, we should drop the "A" and call ourselves "'Merica," a crude and tacky denomination of our country that better reflects dogmatic beliefs getting more weight than public opinion. With North Carolina's amendment, we give one more reason why European nations such as France, Portugal and Sweden think we're dumb.
When people already have to pay for rising medical bills and ridiculous amounts of medication, adding another fee for emergency services would seem to be excessive. However, on April 17, the Montgomery County Council reintroduced executive Isiah Leggett's proposed legislation to establish an ambulance fee. He asked the Council to reconsider the fee because of state actions that have intruded on Council taxing authority and a possibility of a shift in half of teacher pension costs.
In the aftermath of the Feb. 26 shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, many people and publications have analyzed and lamented the apparent racial prejudice that led to such a tragedy.
Ever since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida on Feb. 26, people across the country have been protesting that killing was based on racial discrimination or hostility towards teenagers. People are focusing on community watch-guard George Zimmerman's arrest and the legality of the whole issue, which should be done in any crime of this sort, but many are missing the big picture: why was he so scared of Martin that he felt the need to shoot?
During tough economic times, you'd expect the nation's politicians to come up with a solution to help get the country back on its feet, right? Well this is Congress we're talking about here so that's probably not going to happen.
A lot of airtime has been allotted to discuss the OWS movement's goals (or lack thereof, at first) and the controversy over police mistreatment of the protestors. However, not much has been reported on about the poor behavior of some Occupy movement protestors.
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