How would you like to be the first to know when that boy or girl you have been pining for is now "single" 8212; or "it's complicated" or "in an open relationship?" You can be the first to know and the first to swoop in, comforting them 8212; or something like that.
Well, thanks to the new Facebook Breakup Notifier app, now you can. "You like someone. They're in a relationship. Be the first to know when they're out of it," boasts the tagline on the app's website.
Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama ordered the Justice Department to no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as being strictly between a man and a woman. Obama's reasoning for his order was that the act was unconstitutional based on its discriminatory nature and because of America's turbulent history with discrimination, according to a CNN article from Wednesday.
I've been taught since high school that people learn in different ways. While some people cram in the library for hours to get an A, others need to study in small parts over time before the test to really know the material.
Both of these examples relate to one's own metacognition. According to a Jan. 31 article from Inside Higher Education, metacognition is being able to understand how we learn the way we do.
Facebook seemed to blow up as soon as it went live, becoming a popular site for college students and alumni alike. The original purpose of Facebook was for social networking and keeping in touch 8212; allowing wall posts, pictures and status updates.
It has become so much more, however, and it may be being used by employers to keep tabs on employees. A major reason to maintain subtlety online is because employers could use social networking sites to see who their potential employee really is.
In Arlington, gun rights advocates sought to persuade the school board to give licensed teachers and administrators the ability to carry concealed firearms in school but to no avail. The reasons behind allowing this potential privilege are concerns over the safety of the students against potential threats and also to deter these types of threats from materializing.
The school board dismissed the issue, but there is still the matter of whether school districts are doing the right thing by not allowing teachers and staff to arm themselves against potential threats.