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Obama’s odds, no-money-down tuition, Halo 4 & a drug bust
1. It’s election day in America and things are looking good for President Barack Obama. Statistician Nate Silver, one of the most trusted seers of election results in America, Tweeted Monday that the latest polling suggests a very close election, but that Obama has a 91 per cent chance of winning the electoral college, which would give him another four years in office.
2. If it were up to student newspaper editors, Obama would win. The Daily Campus at Southern Methodist University is the only high-profile student paper to give Romney its endorsement.
3. More details are out from Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Glen Murray on his no-money-down post-secondary plan. Here it is. In partnership with private lenders, university students would be allowed to borrow up to $7,000 per year, roughly the cost of tuition and fees. Repayment and interest would start after graduation based on income. Loans would be interest free in the first 12 months after grad. The Canadian Federation of Students is opposed, naturally, saying it would “saddle youth with a lifetime of debt.”
Beware of child pornography laws, say researchers
Nearly 80 percent of students have received sexually-suggestive messages, say researchers from the University of Rhode Island.
And they’re warning students about the legal implications “sexting.”
Sue Adams and Tiffani Kisler found that 78 per cent of the 204 students they surveyed had received sexually-suggestive messages via text message. And 56 per cent had received sexually-suggestive images on their phones. Of those messages, 73 per cent were from a partner — but 10 per cent were unsolicited.
That’s a problem, they say, considering that “sexting” is illegal for minors in Rhode Island.
Canadian teens should be cautious too. An 18-year-old Alberta man was charged in 2007 with possessing and distributing child pornography after he showed friends sexually-suggestive pictures that were forwarded to him by a 15-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to a less severe charge.