Liftoff (9.17.12)By Amanda Yerke on September 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
- The Michigan football team defeated Massachusetts 63-13 on Saturday afternoon. The victory was rewarded as the Wolverine’s national rank advanced to 17 on the USA Today preseason poll.
- Tension is high as American troops are deployed to protect U.S. embassies around the world. The anti-American violence has been attributed in part to an extremely offensive anti-Islam film privately produced in California.
- 350,000 students are caught in the crossfire as the Chicago Teachers Union enters into the second week of their strike. Sunday’s close-door meeting between officials left union leaders unsatisfied, resulting in an indefinite delay to the start of the academic calendar.
- The first amendment has come under attack as corporations such as Google and Yahoo cope with the consequences of censoring the anti-islam video that has contributed to increased violence towards Americans throughout the world.
- Activists in Pennsylvania work to provide the citizens with state-issued photo ID cards, which have been deemed mandatory in order to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Supports of the state regulation claim that voter identification will help eliminate fraud.
- According to researchers in the UK, a lack of control in your professional life can be extremely dangerous to your well-being. Experts agree that appropriate coping mechanisms are crucial to overall health.
By: Amanda Yerke
(Photo by Derek K. Miller under a Creative Commons License)