Saturday, May 26, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
In the past two weeks. Chinese University in Hong Kong experienced citywide controversy when its Journalism students included a pornographic section in their paper. Not only did the students face heavy condemnation by the general public, their section is, as of last week, also declared by the city government as 2nd Class Restricted Media, a classification reserved for explicit and violent material.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
But more jolting than the statistics is that they seemed to surprise no one.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Spring has arrived and prom season is in full bloom. While we are concerning ourselves with junior and senior prom preparation a school across the country is in the middle of a social upheaval that is way past due. As hard as it is for us in the Bay Area to believe, a high school in Ashburn, Georgia just celebrated its first ever integrated prom.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Prenatal care in the first trimester
, by education
Source: Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, National Vital
Statistics System, 1998-2002.
Mother's Day is about more than just flowers and cards. It's also about reproductive freedom.
Three months ago, I became the mother of a little girl. It was a planned and very wanted pregnancy, which is a privilege. More than half of pregnancies in the United States are not planned.
Few women have information on birth control, abortion, prenatal care or gynecological care. Even fewer can access these services. Many women simply find out they are pregnant and make the difficult decision either to have an abortion or continue with their pregnancy. Sadly, for many women, there is no such thing as reproductive "rights" or "freedom."
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Pfc. Jessica Lynch receives the Purple
Heart from Lt. Gen. James B. Peake,
U.S. Army surgeon general. Lynch also
received the Bronze Star and
the Prisoner of War Medal.
Brett McMillan/U.S. Army photo
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Manufactured heroes should be reserved for the comic books, because real-life ones certainly need no enhancement of their stories.
True acts of bravery and dutiful, unselfish service do not require Hollywood scriptwriters, military storytellers or political public-relations machines.
And the last thing that authentic heroes need is people who feel compelled to lie on their behalf.
As far as I'm concerned, Pat Tillman became a hero not on the day he died — no matter how or where he met his death — but the very minute that he decided to trade his Arizona Cardinals football uniform for that of the U.S. Army.
Monday, May 07, 2007
A beekeeper and his beehives.
If you haven't watched the dance of bees, either in the hive or on clover or in the air, then you may not understand why they are so important. If we needed a perfect model for a society, we would find it in the hive. Not for us, mind you, because we are individuals, but for bees, because they all seem to fit together so well. Each exists for the greater good, the drones and soldiers, the queen, the persistent workers.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
In recent times, China in the news has received surprisingly positive coverage. Not only did the amount of human rights abuse stories decrease, it has also received the honor of hosting the next Olympic games. In the international community the People’s Republic has also done well, pressuring North Korea to halt nuclear proliferation and become an active member of the U.N., in addition to establishing itself as an economic pillar. Along with the increase in foreign investment, China is experiencing an economic and political bloom.