Bounty Scandal Isn’t Just Happening in the NFL

Bounty Scandal Everyone knows football is a rough and tumble sport. However, eyebrows are raised when we learn that players are paid a “bounty” to brutally take out the competition. […]

Are Atheists Just Like You and Me?

Atheists There are roughly 34 million adults in the United States who claim no religious denomination. Straight Up: Urban Voice junior Hannah Cuthbertson of Kettle Run High in Warrenton, VA, […]

Dumpster Diving Makes for Frugal Feasting

Dumpster diving, or “urban foraging,” as it is sometimes called, usually occurs behind grocery stores or other food establishments where food is thrown out as soon as it reaches its expiration date. But a relatively new group of Dumpster divers has emerged: those who don’t necessarily need to Dumpster dive.

Childhood Obesity a Major Concern

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign was designed to help decrease the amount of obese and overweight children in America.

Flipping the classroom makes it easier on students

A flipped classroom is one that teaches through a variety of methods that uses computer technology where students go home and watch a lesson. They then go to school with the lesson already learned and are able to do what would normally be homework in class with their teacher present for questions.

The Power of Twitter? All in a Hashtag

Twitter broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death 27 minutes before the first news organization. The death of Osama Bin Laden was announced play-by-play on Twitter prior to any journalist nabbing the story. Why was the ability to search for key words and find “trends” not an original feature of Twitter?

Businesses Boom on Social Media

When Marc Scher wanted to expand his advertising, he turned to Facebook.
His family’s seventy-nine year old business, located in Pocomoke City, Md., began using Facebook in August 2009. An icon on the top right corner of the store’s website invites people to visit its Facebook page. Four years later, Scher’s page has garnered over 3,000 likes on Facebook, more than 200 photos and dozens of positive posts and comments.