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Facebook has serious negative psychological effects

Facebook is something most of us check every day. We sink hours into the social networking site — obsessively clicking from profile to profile,...

Facebook can worsen depression

Facebook is in your face about pretty much everything — how many friends users have, what those friends did this weekend or what their...

Failure to accept obescity prevents solving the problem

As obesity is rising in the United States, so is the misconception about body image. According to a March 23 article from USA Today,...

Facebook breakup app is just plain creepy

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.

Defense of Marriage Act prohibits basic rights

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.

Colleges help students tap into their learning style

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.

Employers should be upfront about Facebook rules

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.

Teachers with guns: Con

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.

‘Grinding’ ban does more harm than good

Every dance I've attended in high school had "grinding" as the featured thing to do. According to Wikipedia, "grinding is a type of close...

Texting in class a disrespect to professors

Wilkes University researchers performed a study that found nine out of 10 students text during class, and nearly half claim to do so undetected. What...
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