Archive for December, 2017

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Online courses provide more opportunity for cheating

December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

“Adam” logged on to Blackboard to finalize the accounting homework due that night and realized he had an exam due in 30 minutes. The exam was 60 multiple choice questions, and he had 30 minutes to complete it. His plan of attack: Phone a friend. While he had the examRead More

Capitalizing on body positivity

December 6, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Making a profit off of a social issue is no new concept. But recently it’s taken on huge proportions with brands like Aerie, Victoria Secret, Forever 21, and other fast fashion retailers. They offer size inclusivity and marketing to a wider range of customers. Refinery29’s Ana Colon pondered, “Can body-positiveRead More

A call to legalize gambling and sports betting in the US

A call to legalize gambling and sports betting in the US

December 6, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

Most people know Las Vegas, the oasis in the middle of Nevada desert for gambling. Although there are casinos all over the US, you can’t gamble on sporting events like you can in Las Vegas. This is a call to end Las Vegas’ monopoly on the gambling and sports bettingRead More

The doors of The Ames United Church of Christ, photo courtesy their website.

Ames reverend responds to criticism after teens’ party

December 6, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

An Ames church became the victim of criticism after throwing a LGBT+ friendly Halloween party in October. The Ames United Church of Christ’s party was called “Drag-O-Ween.” Pizza was provided and activities included crowning a king and queen as well as a gender neutral ruler.  A vlogger called Activist MommyRead More