Do it for the right reasons

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

April 2, 2008 Ed Cartoon

With fewer students taking a fifth year in high school, universities are seeing their four-year bachelor degrees become five, six and sometimes even seven-year programs.

Though it is hard to pinpoint the exact reason for the change, some reasons could be hesitation to enter the workforce, university’s comfortable social atmosphere, real or perceived credential inflation, and the larger social trends that put more emphasis on education. (read more)

An hour's darkness won't save the world

Earth Hour was a misguided event

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

On March 29, millions participated in Earth Hour, an event that saw entire cities shrouded in darkness from 8-9 p.m. to show support for addressing climate change.

Earth Hour clearly wasn’t just for tree-huggers, but do these numbers reflect an international commitment or merely a feel-good trend?

On the eve of Earth Hour, lights and televisions throughout my residence were flicked off. (read more)

Mouthing Off: Earth Hour

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I didn’t feel like [turning the lights off]; I had some other things to do, and I was doing homework.

But I think [environmental initiatives are] pretty important. I believe that we should recycle and that we should not pollute with poisons to the earth . (read more)

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