Every year, universities always have the same issue regarding alcohol. Students are constantly getting in trouble for possession or consumption. Here at Eastern Connecticut State University, the policy is a dry campus. This means that alcohol is completely prohibited on campus. There are many opinions when it comes to this choice, as there are also many pros and cons to it. One pro of having a dry campus is that students can find other events to go to. Eastern often offers other events where students can do and socialize, promoting a night without alcohol. Students can also join clubs, intramurals, sports, etc. All of these clubs and events offer a positive influence on the students by keeping them busy. According to a friend and student of the school, one event that the University of Maryland sponsors is the “Spring Party Challenge.” This is where students are encouraged to throw the best party possible without the availability of alcohol. The winner of this event will receive $300 and two runner-ups will receive $100 each. Although Eastern does not offer an event like this, it does have other fun things to do like the monthly “Fridays After Dark” events or even free pancakes on Thursday nights sponsored by the Christian Fellowship group. Another pro of having a dry campus is for the school itself. Because more than half the students at universities are underage, having a dry campus is a smart choice for schools. This is because it makes them not liable for any incidents that may happen to their students involving alcohol. With a written document, it’s rather difficult to blame the school for anything that could happen. An issue involving this is the amount of death of college students throughout the years. According to Collegedrinkingprevention.org, “1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 died from alcohol-related unintentional injuries including motor vehicle crashes” (article reviewed in 2010, year of statistic not available). The...
...Environmental Issue Paper
Biofuels: The Pros and Cons
A hot topic all over the world today is whether or not biofuels should be implemented to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Biofuels are defined as “liquid fuels derived from biological materials; can be made from plants, vegetable oils, forest products, or waste materials” (Dale, Kline, Wiens, 2). Currently in Europe, the European Commission (EC) is committed to reducing the total green house gas emissions 20% by 2020, and 80-95% by 2050. The EC plans on doing this by the use of biofuels. The controversy of biofuel use stems mainly from a global perspective on the influence of biofuels on the natural environment and impact of food security ("Ernst & Young LLP" 4-5). Yet, biofuels are renewable energy and provide for a new market for agriculture producers. As carbon emissions are continually increasing more research is being done on biofuels such as ethanol from corn and algae. Biofuels are a renewable energy source, carbon neutral, and reduce dependency on foreign oils.
Many government officials and people in the general population do not support the use of biofuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many agriculture’s think that there will be less land to grow food if more land is used for biofuel production. This would cause an upward pressure on food prices that could lead to starvation in developing nations that are already struggling. A statistic said...
Is a drycampus the right choice?
College is about making memories, both good and bad. The University of South Alabama is a drycampus, which means that there are no alcoholic beverages allowed in your dorm room or at any event on campus. Even though the legal age for consuming alcohol is twenty-one students still participate in underage drinking. The legal age to smoke tobacco products in the state of Alabama is nineteen and at least fifty percent of the students at the University of South Alabama smoke tobacco products under age. So why should we continue to be a drycampus?
The University of South Alabama is a Division One school and sooner than later we will be getting a stadium for our football team on campus. That in tells tailgating and that will mean consumption of alcohol on campus. Now the university could go through people getting permits for their tailgating tents but that is a lot of work. People are generally lazy and that will cause less revenue for football games and less participation from our Alumni. I know Sororities and Fraternities have a permit that allows them to have alcoholic beverages in their houses for their parties, which are on campus. At these parties you have to have your driver’s license and you receive marking on your hands if you are allowed to drink or not. Also in the Mitchell Center...
...The Pros and Cons of Staying On-Campus
Nowadays, many students after complete their secondary studies’ life then they tend to further their study to college or university life whereas some may not and prefer to involve in job market. When students choose to further studies automatically they will learn to live away from home and be more independently. That’s mean students live away from family and live in campus life. There are pros and cons of staying on campus. One of the biggest pros to living on campus at college is the transportation factor and also has opportunity to meet a lot of new people such as junior or senior from different faculty because you are constantly at campus. However, there are also some cons staying on campus such as would be noise especially if you are stay within a group of social friends that's known for being more social and also getting used to living with one or more other people and lead to lack of space and freedom.
Primarily, it is widely agreed that staying on-campus can lead to transportation factors. Those who live on campus may take advantage of the fact that they can roll out of bed ten minutes before class. In reality, this is more of a benefit than most students acknowledge. This is because when the students stay outside the...
...Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 280–288 Copyright c 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The Oral Care Imperative
The Link Between Oral Hygiene and Aspiration Pneumonia
Minn N. Yoon, BSc; Catriona M. Steele, PhD
Oral health has increasingly become a priority issue for healthcare agencies in North America and worldwide. This review article attempts to (1) inform various healthcare providers of the risk factors that can arise from poor oral hygiene, specifically aspiration pneumonia; (2) report the mechanisms of bacterial colonization that are responsible for the development of aspiration pneumonia and the factors that can influence these mechanisms; and (3) propose an interdisciplinary approach to enhance oral care delivery that is imperative to limiting the risks of developing systemic diseases such as aspiration pneumonia. Key words: aged, aspiration, dysphagia, health promotion, long-term care, oral hygiene, pneumonia, risk factors
HE links between oral health, general health, and systemic disease in institutionalized elderly populations have been established in the literature.1,2 As a result, major health organizations, both within North America and worldwide, have increasingly mandated oral health as a priority.3–5 As a result of dramatic improvements in general dental health in the western world during the latter half of the 20th century, people are increasingly reaching old age with intact dentition.6...
...Pros and Cons of Economic Growth
Fostering economic growth remains at the heart of any national government’s agenda. As such, governments have embraced numerous strategies aimed at promoting economic growth, such as forging alliances, signing business treaties, and becoming members to business alliances. Economic growth refers to an increase in a country’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or the value of the country’s national expenditure or output. While increasing economic growth has several advantages to the nation and inhabitants of the nation, it has its fair share of disadvantages. Conversely, economics is a social science that studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. The focus of this essay is on the pros, as well as the cons of economic growth.
Pros of Economic Growth
There are numerous benefits of economic growth. Firstly, economic growth results in improved public services. A growing economy provides its government with more tax revenue, which, in turn, is used for the provision of welfare services. Economic growth is seen in terms of flourishing businesses and individuals, which provides channels for taxation. The revenue accrued from tax is used by the governments to provide social services, such as health and education. For instance, countries that have high levels of economic growth, such as the United States, offer social services like health and food...
...women are better listeners than men. |
Pro (yes, for, good) | Con (no, against, bad) |
1. Women are nurturing by nature. | 1. Tend to get too emotional. |
2. Like to listen and be supportive. | 2. Don’t see a problem in sharing your personal issues with others. |
3. Care to know all details and facts, no matter how long it takes. | 3. Will tend to feel they know it all. |
4. Will give advice based on personal experiences. | 4. Can often talk endlessly while trying to give you advice. |
5. Women try to relate and show compassion. | 5. Try to read between the lines too often, making an issue bigger than it needs to be. |
b. Capital punishment is no deterrent to crime. |
Pro | Con |
1. Eliminates the possibility of committing more crimes | 1. Innocent people could die. |
2. Gives survivors closure and a small level of peace knowing nobody else will endure such pain. | 2. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Killing a killer won’t bring back a loved one. |
3. Does not support and protect a person who had no regards for a human being’s life. | 3. Execution is expensive. |
4. Sets a precedent of what society cannot tolerate. | 4. People with limited resources might not be able to afford proper defense. |
5. Eliminates the risk of being paroled ever. | 5. Life without parole keeps the person off the streets forever. |
c. “Hard” sciences such as math are more difficult than “soft” sciences such as...
...PROS AND CONS
English Comp 1
Firearms, are they good, or are they a safety hazard to everyone in this world? Are they
so dangerous that no one should be allowed to own them or are they so necessary that we
can’t live without them? Are we to strict on the laws involving firearms? This argument has
been going on for many years.
Controversial, of course. Beneficial lifesaver, definitely. Easy to control, no way. Guns
are useful. Every day, they are responsible for killing, decapitating the enemies across the
ocean that traumatized countless lives many years ago. This is what the people want to do.
Guns are helping us achieve justice. That may be true, but would that person still have killed if
not for the gun in their hand? Guns are used for hunting, target practice, protection, justice,
murders, and destruction. Guns are safe in the hands of the right person. They are also deadly
in the hands of a wrong one. Countless lives are carelessly lost every day. Where should the
line be drawn? I am not anti-gun. I am pro-Control. I believe that guns serve many useful
purposes. That in more cases they save lives, not take them. There are responsible, law abiding
citizen who should be free to own a gun no matter what the reason; that they will not use it to
harm another human being. I know that it can be a number of safeties; that if everyone could
responsibly manage a...
Birth Control in American Society
The Pros and Cons
“On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the first birth control pill in the United States.” The battle over birth control waged on long before F.D.A’s approval. Since its creation, arguments both pro and anti birth control have been immense. From religious beliefs to freedom of choice, both sides still have yet to find a middle ground on this matter. Whether negative or positive, birth control has had a tremendous impact on American society with no compromise in sight.
The pro birth control side believes we must know in the war of birth control what exactly we are fighting for, teens are going to have to sex before marriage regardless, and parents have to do what they can to minimize the effects of it. According to one thinker, “The first step in determining the dispense of birth control is acknowledging the frequency of non-marital sex, and willingness to consider its consequences.” Backed by Susan Jacoby studies, indicating that the percent of the population having sex by the age of 21 rose from 40% to 70% were for the entire population. Today, 77% of men and women will have had sex, including 75% who will have had premarital sex, by the age of 20. Consequently, 95% of the entire population will have had sex outside of marriage by the age of 44, and they will overwhelmingly have done so with someone other...