Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Effective at the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, most high school students in California will be required to complete CPR training in order to graduate. While usually involving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the new requirement will teach hands-only CPR. California will become the 37th state to add this requirement. In some cases, students will be taught to use an “automated...
Governor Jerry Brown signed a law on September 24th that will mandate all high schools to teach their students how to conduct CPR and become familiar with medical tools like defibrillators. This is amazing. No, I’m not a big fan of government intervention in the daily lives of citizens, but there is no downside to this law. Unlike most...
We’ve entered a new phase in transportation technology. With companies such as Tesla and Google at the front, the way we get around is being revolutionized by the ongoing development of self-driving cars. The cars may not be perfect, and they may be expensive, but they offer huge promise; taking the process of driving out of the hands of...
With 90 percent of car crashes being attributed to human error, car developers are looking toward self-driving cars as the remedy for vehicular accidents. Even the government supports their development and distribution because, perhaps by taking out the “human” aspect of driving, errors won’t occur. With some self-driving cars already on the market, people are hopeful that a future...
Sci-fi writer Arthur Clarke once said, “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.” We are not. There’s so much evidence out there pointing to the fact that we are not the only sentient life forms that to think otherwise is ridiculous. First off, let’s look at architecture. Stonehenge, the Great Wall and the pyramids...
Do aliens exist? Quite the philosophical question. Such a question merits deep reflection and contemplation and … No. The answer is no. Aliens do not exist. That’s it. No more explanation. If you want more, too bad for you. I’m done. End of article. OK, I guess I can’t be done that soon. Then allow me to explain. Aliens, or the sensations...
Donald Trump is a garbage person. I don’t mean he is one of the hardworking Americans that collect refuse from various households; I mean that he is a person, only made of garbage. He mocks the disabled, accepts endorsements from members of the Ku Klux Klan and should have been launched into the sun long ago. And you should totally...
The fact that Donald Trump has managed to survive this long in the presidential campaign simply bewilders me. A man who makes enemies of every last group in America (except the subsection of the white population that supports him) should not have made it out the gate, much less outlast some of the vastly better choices for president. But,...
I have loved and supported Hillary Clinton since 2008. I rallied behind her because she was my first role model: a strong, intelligent, capable woman breaking the glass ceiling in a world dominated by men. I needed that. I needed to see someone like her leading in a predominately male field. But now I’m sick and tired — tired of...
The 2016 election season is in full swing, bringing together all types of political contenders in hopes of gaining the most coveted position in the world: the president. One of the people running for the position is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with endorsements from the New York Times, Planned Parenthood and The Boston Globe padding her already-overwhelming...