From the FDA, a mixed bag of food labels
The U.S. Food and Drug administration broke new ground in consumer protection when it required, more than 20 years ago, the now-familiar nutrition labels on virtually every bit of packaged food. Now, the labels are being revamped - in ways that have both benefits and downsides.
Potholes in Chambana area a hazard
The roads that seem to be the worst are Mattis and Neil Street when driving towards Savoy. Some of the potholes there can cause some major issues for vehicles and it isn’t rare to see someone changing a tire on the side of the road because of them.
Information on the Criminal Justice Club
Whether you are in search of a study session with your fellow students or wish to participate in an active shooter scenario with a SWAT team, the club aims to meet your educational, social and criminal justice needs.
Comcast looking to merge with Time Warner Cable
Comcast and Time Warner Cable recently signed a deal to merge TMC into Comcast. The deal is reported to hand over Time Warner Cable’s entire jurisdiction to Comcast, making Comcast one of the biggest monopolies in the cable and Internet industry.
Comcast/Time Warner merger isn’t that bad
With about 30 percent of all pay-TV customers served by its wires, the combined company would have extraordinary leverage when negotiating with television networks over the fees for their programming. It also would be the gatekeeper to a third of all U.S. homes with broadband.
Coca-Cola commercial receives mixed reactions
This year’s Super Bowl featured a controversial commercial from Coca-Cola entitled “America is Beautiful,” which can be viewed on YouTube. The response to the commercial was mixed with some people absolutely loving it to other people viewing it as non-American.
How safe is your credit card, and how safe should be it?
The good news is that the credit card industry is in the process of fixing part of the problem. The bad news is that squabbling among retailers, banks and payment processors is getting in the way of a more complete solution.
If you’re sick enough to need medicine, just stay home
Paul Andrews, an evolutionary biologist at McMaster and one of the coauthors of the Royal Society article, puts it this way: “I think it’s pretty darn clear that fever is an evolved adaptation. Fever activates, regulates and promotes the immune system.”
Obama makes the case for a higher minimum wage
“No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty.” That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham, Md., on Wednesday morning, and it’s hard to believe that there’s much disagreement on that sentiment.
Making college safe for women
“I’ve never been able to get close to a guy. I just imagined his hands on me every time and sort of spiraled into a breakdown. It’s not just one night they hurt you when they do stuff like that, it’s every night from then on. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t dream about what he did to me.”
Net neutrality must remain a core Internet principle
The success of the Internet is largely due to the fact that, since its inception, users have been able to pick and choose from all the material on it, regardless of the carrier used to access it.
The fine line between being ‘helpful’ and ‘too close’
Professors at Parkland are expected to provide an encouraging environment for students while also adhering to a professional code of conduct. Though some teachers have chosen to follow these guidelines strictly, others must balance this code in order to maintain close relationships with their students in an appropriate manner.
Back to the drawing board on ‘net neutrality’ rules
The FCC’s rules had three main provisions for wired broadband providers: They could not block access to any legal content or service, they could not favor one site’s traffic over another, and they had to make clear what they were doing to reduce congestion in their pipes. Wireless broadband providers could not block legal sites either, and could not discriminate unreasonably against competing voice or video services.
Does a college degree lead to good jobs and happiness? Or to debt and regret?
Higher education is one of the more expensive investments many people will ever make. The average cost of a year in college, including tuition, fees, room and board, now runs about $23,000 - enough to buy a new car. Graduates typically leave with $30,000 each in student loan debt.
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- Parkland Library adds 3-D printer
- Coca-Cola commercial receives mixed reactions
- Gender discrimination in collegiate athletics
- Smoking ban considered on campus
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- Cobras Softball working hard during the fall season
- New fitness center exceeding expectations
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