Just say no.
We've heard it related to drug use, and many educators take that same approach when they attempt to teach what I cringe to call "sexual education." The fact of the matter is they hardly educate at all.
The study discussed in Wednesday's column, "Lower teen sex rate proves abstinence works," concluded that from 2006 to 2008 fewer young adults chose to become sexually active. However, the study did not come to a conclusion of why that is. I refuse to believe it is the result of sexual education that hinged on the "abstinence only" viewpoint.
With global efforts toward sustainability increasing drastically, the university should do all it can to help promote green efforts on campus.
The Dream Machines would be a convenient way for students to recycle on campus, and providing incentives in the form of gift certificates and coupons makes that opportunity even better.
Furthermore, the machines come at an extremely low cost to the university, leaving administrators little excuse for not allowing the machines to be installed.
After performing an original piece for his final audition, alumnus Tim Halperin took his place as one of the top 24 contestants on "American Idol" on Thursday night.
"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez said that although she had been a fan of Halperin's since the beginning of his "Idol" journey, she thought he should continue to improve. All three judges encouraged him to begin showing his deeper message and identity as an artist.