How liberal are millennials?

December 12, 2017 Kristen Griffith 0

Today’s younger generation is more left-leaning compared to older generations. A study from the Pew Research Center showed that about 55 percent of millennials are more likely to identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning. Millennials and people born in Generation X are the most Democratic generation, according to Pew’s 2016 study. Baby Boomers are about evenly split, and the Silent Generation is the most Republican.

Are Title IX offices helping prevent sexual assault in higher education?

October 31, 2017 Kristen Griffith 0

A sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park said she would not feel comfortable allowing the college to handle her case if she was sexually assaulted. The University of Maryland, as well as colleges around the country that accept government funding, are required to follow the Department of Education’s Title IX rules and procedures. Title IX requires colleges to provide resources for students, faculty and staff who have been sexually assaulted or fall victim to sex discrimination. The amount of resources available doesn’t persuade Sarah Riback to leave her Title IX case in UMD’s hands.

In South Korea, high-achieving family values boost stress in teens

October 3, 2017 Kristen Griffith 0

High success rates in Korean schools may be attributed to parents pushing their children to the edge, according to research from an education policy institute. A study from the National Center of Education and the Economy (NCEE) determined that the value of South Korean education mixed with the pressure of academic success sometimes creates extreme anxiety for elementary, middle and high school students. This eventually resulted in the placement of reforms that are designed to decrease pressure.

Would Washington survive a superstorm?

September 19, 2017 Kristen Griffith 0

Washington has a plan in place to deal with a natural disaster, but they may not be financially prepared for the rebuild and recovery, according to an official from Homeland Security. Hurricane season made its presence known Aug. 25, when Hurricane Harvey appeared in Texas as a Category 4 storm, forcing many to evacuate and even killing others. A few weeks later, hurricane Irma made an even bigger splash in Florida, measuring it as a Category 5.