Instead of measuring the merit of a student based on a single test, schools such as George Washington University, Wake Forest University and Hampshire College have reduced the impact of college entrance exams.
Volunteer work implies a service that is done through the goodness of one's heart in order to give back to the community but mandatory turns it into something that must be done--or else.
Massive protests against Planned Parenthood, calling for its defunding, have exploded from the turmoil generated by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a prolife organization founded by David Daleiden.
The media scrutiny that Peterson has endured in the last year has been hectic. His problem is a family issue that should be solved by a mindset change, not a national legal issue.
Pope Francis' actions should be celebrated as an effort that will bring one of the globe's most massive organizations, as well as millions of people throughout the earth, back onto the world stage.
Some aspects of national honors societies are beneficial, such as their tutoring and community service chapters. However, the positive qualities of these societies, to many students, are not the deciding factor for joining. For most, it's the way the words "honor society" looks.
As the number of new computer technologies increases, it's clear that our digital lives will become a much larger part of our overall lives. Rather than trying to hide from this fact, every person needs to figure out what balance of "real" and digital life works for them personally.
Digital technology can do just about anything. It is a pathway for procrastination and a blocker of boredom. But it's also a distraction from life itself.
Although the Media Center staff separated its tables by gender for the good intent of creating a more peaceful and learning-conducive environment, the tables lead to gender discrimination and stereotyping.
Despite Lubitz's horrifying act, news outlets continue to grant him an aura of humanity – a luxury black criminals, let alone black victims, typically do not receive in the U.S. This polarization in representation of whites and minorities is a testimony to the white privilege that permeates our society.
While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.
There seems to be something quite un-American about the notion that the people who are working the hardest during March Madness are also the ones who don't receive any gain. College athletes deserve monetary compensation for their hard work.
Around the world, transgender people are murdered, bullied to the point of suicide, denied human rights, kicked out of their homes and ignored. There needs to be more awareness of transgender problems in order to give them back their basic rights.
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