Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.
When a celebrity expresses a political opinion it is often covered in the media. And a famous person is also a lot more likely to be invited to the White House — or gain similar access to an elected official — than an average citizen.
But does that mean celebrities have too much political power?
Various medical studies have found that tanning, whether it be done under natural or artificial light, can greatly increase your risk of skin cancer. If anyone’s a prime example of that, it’d be Patricia Krentcil. Despite this blatant fact, a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology has found that younger people, in particular, are still embracing tanning.
When news organization want to find out what the public thinks about an issue, they often turn to opinion polling. Most of these surveys are of the telephone variety, meaning a random sample of people are called and asked if they would like to participate in a poll.
When you think about “the news” do you think of war, national unemployment figures and President Obama? Because in local news, there’s so much more, ranging from crime to weather to the latest on the school board.
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