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Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals? - National Geographic

Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals? - National Geographic | Current Events | Scoop.it
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Are Wildlife Sanctuaries Good for Animals?
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I found this pretty interesting, mainly because sanctuaries are an issue that is rarely addressed. They were initially created for those animals who are abused, neglected, unwanted, or otherwise cannot live on their own. However, so many of them have simply turned into zoos. I have always had abproblem with zoos. I don't appreciate the lack of privacy and natural stimulation. Countless zoo animals have shown signs of depression for this reason, and the fact that animals in need of sanctuary are having the same situation put on them is sad.

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Should I Go to Grad School?

Should I Go to Grad School? | Current Events | Scoop.it
From astronomer to biophysicist, here are some things to consider before heading off to grad school.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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This article was quite relevant to me, and thought I had to read it once I saw it. One of the biggest questions I face every day in my life is whether, after finishing my undergrad, I should go on to grad school. this article lays out all the statistical information that goes along with it, and the unfortunate part is that few people are accepted into graduate school through a medical or scientific program. It's extremely competitive in the medical world, that causes me to still be questionable about my career path.

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SIX TEACHERS lawyer up after heroin found in elementary school bathroom

SIX TEACHERS lawyer up after heroin found in elementary school bathroom | Current Events | Scoop.it
Times are tough, America, but you can take solace that your children are not enrolled in the hellhole that must be Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, where no fewer than six teachers have hired attorneys and refused to cooperate in a police investigation surrounding the discovery — twice in three months — of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a faculty bathroom. The story is unfolding in rural Fallsburg, N.Y., reports The Record of Middletown. On Feb. 11, an unidentified staffer discovered a heroin baggie in a men’s faculty bathroom. Before that, on Dec. 23, someone found heroin and a bunch of heroin needles in the very same bathroom.
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This article is absolutely absurd. I cannot believe how big heroin abuse has become in the past years. I live in Simi Valley, and just last year, a Dr. Phil special was done there regarding the recent deaths of students and adults due to heroin. But to think, faculty at a school would bring such a dangerous drug on campus? These are little children. What type of message are these teachers, as figures of authority, sending to these kids? I hope the police can work past the stubborn teacher's union and get to the bottom of this. 

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Schoolboy Q f. Kendrick Lamar - Blessed | New Hip Hop Music & All The New Rap Songs 2011 | HipHop DX

Schoolboy Q f. Kendrick Lamar - Blessed | New Hip Hop Music & All The New Rap Songs 2011 | HipHop DX | Current Events | Scoop.it
Rap Music at HipHopDX. Listen to the latest streaming Hip Hop music and R&B music, 24/7.

Via Rap Ruler
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It's funny that I found this song at the top of my suggested results, mainly because this is the absolute PERFECT example of a rap song that steps out of the stereotypical rap music category. Quincy Hanley,  or more popularly known as Schoolboy Q, uses this track to send a pretty good message to people, surprisingly enough. Sure, it has a lot of derogatory,  "bad" words in it, but it's a very inspiring song if you look past that.

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Who Cares Where You Went to College?

Who Cares Where You Went to College? | Current Events | Scoop.it
Even when school choice matters, where you went to college isn’t nearly as important as many Americans may think.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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This article was very meaningful to me, mainly because this is an issue I have been struggling with this entire year. CSU Channel Islands was not my first choice school by any means. I had dreams of attending a UC my entire life. So, I worked diligently throughout high school, and subsequently graduated as a valedictorian with a 4.2 gpa. But unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get me to a UC or Cal Poly SLO because of the cost. My parents are able to support my college funds, but only to a certain degree. So, I chose to be rational, save money, and come to school here. And I was somewhat embarrased of that- all my friends were off to UCSB, UCLA, and Stanford while I was stuck at a Cal State. I was worried it would affect my future, specifically my acceptance into graduate school. However, I'm starting to realize that a degree is a degree, and most people, in reality, could care less about where you recieved it.

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Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 13, 2014 2:03 PM

From the article: "Money and school choice aside, however, which should matter more: the knowledge a job candidate may have acquired during the course of an academic career or how he or she uses it? It’s heartening to know that a majority of those 623 business surveyed leaders think the latter."

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University students 'turning to stripping to earn money'

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UK's Telegraph reports that research by Leeds University finds that up to a third of strip club dancers are students, with most entering the adult entertainment industry to pay their way through a course.
    


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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This article was very interesting, and honestly, it caught my eye because this concept has become a joke between a lot of college students. Quite a lot of female students that I know have always teased about turning to stripping just to pay for their unreasonable price of education, but the reality is, a lot of women are. It's definitely something to ponder - if you can make so much money working a job that requires virtually no education, then why bother going to school? Obviously, there are MANY things wrong with an occupation such as stripping, but it's a fair point to bring up.
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Why so few people are left-handed

Why so few people are left-handed | Current Events | Scoop.it
Right-handers have long accounted for 90 percent of the population, and scientists may have figured out why...

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I think this is a good start for non scholarly articles on my research topic of left handedness. This is, after all, the first question people ask when the topic is brought up - "Why are there so few left handed people?" Well, this is a logical look at why that's true. it explains, in a very clear way, how humans are not cooperative, and as we've evolved, we have fostered the idea of competition, and this has led to why there will always be a small number of left handed individuals. This article does point out the advantages of being left handed in a number of sports, and that might be an aspect I want to include in my essay. 

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According to New Study, There is No Link Between Violent Crime and Rap Music

According to New Study, There is No Link Between Violent Crime and Rap Music | Current Events | Scoop.it
Violent Crime Rap Music Study

Via Andrew McCluskey
Sarah Yarborough's insight:

Although this is just a reference to another article, if you follow the link to Philip Bump's article, it's actually pretty insightful.  No, he doesn't seem to be anyone of any stature. Is he credible? It's doubtful. But this article did help me realize that at least the topic I'm interested in is evident in news. People are asking themselves the exact same question that I am - is rap music really the horrible, crime causing rubbish that most Americans see it as? Or is it simply an outlet of creative expression, just in a way we are not particularly used to? 

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:13 PM

This chestnut has been around for decades - did Elvis make people more promiscuous, does reggae turn you into a stoner and could there really be any other way? (Brownie points for those who get the reference!)  Whenever a disenfranchised part of society develops its own music - the people in power always hate it and seek to undermine its validity.  So no - white men in suits (and their crazy ass harpy wives,) Rap doesn't turn you into a violent killer - now - suburban domesticity with valium and scotch - that's a whole 'nother story...

Lindsay Ahmann's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:56 PM

I must say, I do not agree with this article. I don't care if there are studies that show that there is no relationship, there are many other factors that are not counted. They might not link a relationship to crime, but it could contribute to it. Rap is mostly angry and derogatory and why would they sing about it if it didnt have an effect on them or they were totally warm-hearted people? Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that all rappers are criminals and horrible people, I'm jsut saying that there must be some relationship.