Effects of Education on the Community Many people would think of pollution, gang violence, and/or preparing for disasters when they think of community safety. However, I am more concerned with our community members enhancing themselves through education. I feel that we need to start teaching children the importance of education when they are at a young age so that they would grow up understanding the value of being able to go to school. As for myself, even at a young age, academics has...
One day, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company's performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was chosen for the job?" you ask. Well, if the...
The Position of Affirmative Action in Universities Today After about thirty years of implementation, affirmative action is losing the foothold that it has in our society. Many debates have arisen with the passing of proposition 209, a ban on affirmative action in California. Washington has even passed an initiative modeled from proposition 209, and more states are now starting to debate the issue. The ban has become a reality in major universities in California and Texas. The results...
What would you say if I told you that scientists had just developed a new procedure that could lead not only to the cure for cancer, but would provide an unlimited source of organ donors and could lead to the first effective treatment of nerve damage? Now adding on to this scenario lets say that our government was taking action to ban this new procedure because of a few myths and some loud mouthed conservatives. This scenario is true and is taking place with human cloning at this very moment....
Love Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, as an attraction based on sexual desires: affection and tenderness felt by lovers and as an affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest. Do you know what word this is the definition for? Love. Love has several different meanings in the English language, from something that gives little pleasure to something that one would die for. It can describe an intense...
The topic of genetics has always been a controversial one. Although it offers the enormous possibility of removing birth defects and genetic illness, it has risks, and some people argue that the risks outweigh the benefits. They say that checking a baby’s genetic code before birth will lead to unhealthy birth selection: resorting to abortions at the slightest possibility of a defect, even if it is not a major one and it is an insignificant one, like slight tendency towards Attention...
In Support of the Death Penalty The idea of putting another human to death is hard to completely fathom. The physical mechanics involved in the act of execution are easy to grasp, but the emotions involved in carrying out a death sentence on another person, regardless of how much they deserve it, is beyond my understanding. I know it must be painful, dehumanizing, and sickening. The Eight Amendment says” Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and...
The Realities of School Choice in Public Education With the increasing demand for better schools, states and communities are providing more options to families. By doing so, they are not only improving educational opportunities for children, but also having a dramatic impact on how schools operate. School choice options are: publicly funded school choice program, charter schools, magnet school and private scholarship programs. Armed with the evidence of the success that these programs can...
Scientific, Religious and Emotional Arguments on Cloning Limited genetic diversity. If a pop. of organisms has the same genetic information, then a disease could wipe out the population. This can be done b/c not one organism has the advantage of fighting the disease over the other. This decline in the gene pool is a major problem. Think about it, if everyone has the same genetic material, what happens if we lose the ability to clone? We would have to resort to natural reproduction,...
O.K. So you’re finally eighteen. You’re a legal adult! Suddenly you can smoke, vote, join the army, fornicate, or even die for your country.{Increasing legal drinking age} But wait! STOP! Put down that beer! You are still not old enough to buy or consume alcoholic beverages. No, you will have to wait three more years for that, until your twenty-one. Well I for one believe that the legal drinking age should be lowered from twenty-one to eighteen. If we are considered an adult...