As United States citizens, we are often told about the horrors of the police state. Soldiers patrolling throughout cities, rifles at the ready to arrest and detain anyone engaging in suspicious behavior, with no one to answer to except for themselves.
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Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment.
With registration for the next academic semester coming to a close, students have worked on organizing their necessary courses into a tight time schedule.
Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving.
On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University.
Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.
Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals.
North Carolina and 30 other states hosted a government-run eugenics program that resulted in involuntary sterilization of thousands of Americans by the 1960s. It was not until 2003 that North Carolina officially repealed the law allowing involuntary sterilization.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets.
The Occupy movements have taken hold in nearly every part of the country over the course of the past few months as hundreds of thousands have joined together to protest the practices of Wall Street and the current distribution of wealth.