Well, it is that time of year again: The Patriots have found themselves embroiled in yet another scandal. Following their 45-7 victory over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game, concerns were raised that some of the Patriots’ footballs may have been under-inflated, a claim that was later confirmed when it was reported that 11 out of the 12 footballs used by the Patriots were indeed under-inflated during the first half of the game.
1. Sexism: Who has declared in the laws of the universe, that if the cashier does not have a Y chromosome then she cannot help someone bring a bag of feed to their car or be knowledgeable in lawn mower parts? Hearing, “Where is your manager? May I speak to him?” is a good way to earn a sarcastic comment such as “Yes, his name is Susan and she’ll be happy to help you.” It is unfair to assume she does not know something. Instead of asking if there is a guy around to help, it is possible to see if she can help first.
“D’s get degrees,” is the mantra that so many college students are telling themselves today.
There is truth in it, after all. If a university gave out degrees for passing courses with the minimum required grades, then why would students strive for anything higher? This way of thinking is a problem, and it is the immediate byproduct of a single flaw in the higher education system — general education courses, or “gen-eds.”