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I recently saw a news broadcast about a all boys elementary school. Going to an all womens college, I understand many of the reasons that girls like a single sex education, but I was really surprised at the evidence in this broadcast.
They brought up the fact that girls are much more ready to learn in first grade than boys are. Since the girls are ready, the teaching goes much more quickly since, to the teacher, it seems as if at least half of the class is understanding-the female half at least. These boys only schools slow down and make sure that their young men understand the material. Since boys are also much more active than girls, much if the teaching is hands on and interactive, so as to keep the boys' attention. More recess breaks are allowed also in order to allow the youngsters to run off all that male energy they have.
The first few of chapters of Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever talk about how women consistently defer to men. I agree with everything Judge Judy has to say on this topic. Women do allow men to step up and take credit for many of their ideas. The stereotype that girls should be shy and demure around men definitely has an impact on them. I often see some of my best friends who are absolute geniuses turn into dingbats the moment they are around boys. Who says that girls can't be strong minded and assertive?
Well, it has been a while everyone. I think that after leaving Bryn Mawr to go home for the holidays, everyone has felt a little over worked. I know I did, hence the reason there has been no blogging activity since before finals week. Now that everything has settled down, I have begun to get back into the routine of things.
I was going through some of my books the other day in search of something to read at the gym and ran across Judge Judy's Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever: The making of a happy Woman. I read this book when I was about 13 years old. At the time, I was convinced that Judge Judy was God herself. Who says God can't be a woman? This book truly confirms that belief. Every young woman should read this book. At the beginning of high school, and then maybe again in college, and probably after college before marriage, and then maybe again after marriage. I just started rereading it, and am finding it just as good a read as the first time.
Kara Borden and David Ludwig were just two typical teenagers who had blogging accounts. What led them to kill? No one may ever know, but the blogging community immediately got involved when the murder of Kara's parents occurred.
When Kara and her boyfriend David went missing immediately after the murder of her parents, bloggers took action. They left hundreds of messages on the two teenagers' blogs and even looked up the kids' friends' blogs to leave messages there. All in hope of finding out where Kara and David were hiding and what, if anything, they had to do with the murders. Police soon shut down the blogs, but are using their content to learn more about these two teenagers and what may have made them kill.
When beauty becomes an addiction it can be both unhealthy and expensive. One of the newest addictive products on the market today are tooth whitening kits. While most people are able to just go down to their local grocery or drug store and purchase whitening kits, dentists are now controlling these substances by requiring their patients to purchase the kits directly from them.
Just like some people get addicted to cosmetic surgery, others are getting addicted to that white smile. Some so much that their teeth are unnaturally white, almost translucent. Dentists say that the over the counter products are not quite strong enough to do real damage to your teeth, but some people can go overboard, especially those persons who are trying to whiten teeth that will never get any whiter. If you have a lot of dental work like caps and filling, those will stay the same color even if you used good ol' Clorox on them. Person's less than 18 years of age are being discouraged from using whitening agents since they can damage the pulp in the middle of their teeth.
Why do we still have to carry around pennies? Personally, I hate change. There is really nothing I buy that uses up my change. Pretty much everything in life costs at least a dollar, so why is the Federal Reserve still making us suffer through carrying around coin?
With the exception of Ebay, which typically has items start at a bid of 1 cent, there really are no items selling for just one cent. Even a piece of gum costs a nickel. Couldn't everything just be rounded to the nearest five cents or give a certain quantity of an item worth less than a nickel for 5 cents?
With finals around the corner, many college students are hitting the pharmacies. If they don't have prescriptions for the drug Adderall, then these pill crazed academics go
Heaven won't have children if it’s up to Dan McCauley. Chicago restaurant owner has recently posted a sign on the front door of his restaurant
Paul English has cracked the codes. While everyone else is listening to a computer telling them to push "1" for more options to push more numbers, Paul is actually talking to a live person about his problem.
After sitting in a Home Depot bathroom stall, Bob Dougherty has dollar bills dancing in front of his eyes. The Louisville, Colorado resident was obviously the victim of a prank, but insists
This may be considered a continuation to my "Where do little girls learn to dress?" but this topic needs to be broadened to "Where Do Little Girls Learn To Act?"
How do you procrastinate?
Anyone can now view your drivers license online by doing a simple search on this page from Homeland Security.
Everyone thinks that their child is the most important in the world.
I didn't know she was still alive was the reply I received from my roommate when I informed her that Rosa Parks had died.
Has anyone noticed that the clothing being strutted about recently is totally scandalous?
That annoying tingle you feel when your foot falls apleep is actually keeping you from developing the serious condition of Saturday Night Palsy.
My sister attends a private boading school in Montana, and recently, a situation involving the possision of cigarettes on campus grabbed my attenetion. The situation started when a resisdence assistant, RA, smelled smoke coming from one of the unoccupied rooms in the girls dorm. She then went to find the dean who opened the room to find nothing but a pack of cigarettes and a lighter.
Has anyone watched the show on VH1 called Breaking Bonaduce? I am not a loyal viewer or anything like that. I actually hadn't even heard of the show until last week when I happened to see an episode over break. The episode I saw had Danny Bonaduce all worked up over the fact that his wife had gone to a party in a hotel room with her girlfriends and there were strippers at the hotel. During the program, they showed the strippers shaking thier everything in front of Mrs Bonaduce and her friends. Danny had found out and wanted to go to the hotel and pretty much kill the dancers.
I was just on the Sparknote's Site, yes Sparknotes, I know, but they can be really useful to review for tests. So, during my procrastination, I clicked on a link to Spark Life to see what it was all about, and it took me to a sort of blogroll of sorts.
On it, there was an article about getting into college. You all thought you'd heard all you were going to about getting into college, but the article stated that many Ivies like Harvard and Yale are still discriminating against some college applicants. It's not because of race or religion though; its on looks. Yes, if you are not what they perceive to be the college "Look," you're not getting in.
Today in the dining hall, I was examining the three pieces of fruit that I was going to abscond with. I was bemoaning the fact that the dining hall doesn't remove those little fruit stickers, yeah, I know that is the most trivial thought ever, but, nonetheless, that was what I was suggesting. I then looked at the sticker, and along with the fruit number, there was a website URL. I commented that no one would really go and look at the website, but then I decided, "Why not?"
Reading the Barely Legal Blog this afternoon made me realize that there are some aspects of college that are totally an improvement on high school, and others that still haven't changed.
In his post entitled "Random Rant," of which I feel our blog contains many, Russ talks of the students in his Monday/Wednesday class who constantly fly into a panic when the teacher says, "We will pick up there tomorrow." I agree with his rant. Everyone should be mature enough to know that the teacher means, "At the next class," but no; everyone has to snicker or say, "You mean Wednesday?"
A few years ago, a group of University of Montana students wreaked havoc on the yards of Missoula, Montana residents. The students were on a mission to “Free the Gnomes.” Yards across the city were ravaged of their yard decorations, and the residents were not happy. The thievery continued for several months before the police finally discovered all the gnomes piled in a garage (so much for actually freeing the gnomes).
Prom has been cancelled at Kellenberg Memorial High School this year, and 489 seniors are outraged. The administration feels that this is a necessary measure due to the fact that the money being spent on gowns, tuxedos, limos, and after-parties is becoming excessively excessive, to say the least. Whether it is being viewed as a right of passage or an outlet to flaunt the most expensive designer labels, school officials feel that it is unnecessary for thousands of dollars to be spent on this one evening. Requests by the schools to parents to not go overboard have gone unheeded, and $500 gowns and tuxes keep strolling in the door on Prom night.
Students and parents alike are now being educated together in a program designed to make families more aware of the dangers of unhealthy eating. The program called Create Your Weight is being held at Deaconess Hospital in Billings, Montana twice per week. The program focuses on encouraging parents to purchase more healthy food and have fruit and vegetable snacks readily available to their children at home instead of stocking up on snack packs of chips, cookies, and candy.
The topic of thrown out food may have been beaten to death by now, but a recent article in a philadelphia newspaper regarding the hunger of the people of Philly brought a few interesting ideas to mind. The article entitled, “The Food Maze, Why Can’t Philly’s Poor Eat?” relate the problems of both the hungry and those providing food in Philly.
Now that I am in college, I don't have to worry about dress codes like I did in high school (not that there was really anything to worry about). My high school only did a double take if someone's skirt was like see through or they were wearing a t-shirt that advertised an alcoholic beverage. Other than that, it was pretty much fair game for what one wore to school.
My sister now attends a very conservative boarding school that has some very strict guidelines pertaining to dress. No spaghetti straps, no bellies, no outlandish hair styles ect.
For those lucky enough to be on my e-mail list, this would be the third installment in the "Trips to Church" series I have going. I have generated some wonderful response though to my stories, so I thought I may as well share them with the rest of the bloggosphere. I will retro-post the previous weeks later on so everyone can catch up.
So this morning, I called Pastor, or as I have so fondly started calling him in my private circle or friends, Reverend Campbell this morning to get a ride to church. This of course was no problem and I met him and his wife at the train station as usual. The ride to church had its normal lane switching and speeding while shaking an angry fist by Rev. Campbell at the less than perfect drivers of Philly. This is a very comedic scene, and I have to keep myself from laughing every time. We did make it without dying on the way to church, which just doesn't sound right.