It’s a question as old as the ancient Greeks and has stumped us repeatedly throughout history. The question we’re asking? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Now, this dilemma was originally asked by ancient philosophers, which evoked further questions of how life and the universe in general began. Aristotle was even puzzled by this, and declared the answer to be that both (which meant a bird and egg in ancient Greece) must have always existed. Skip ahead quite a few generations and here we are asking the same question.
Literally, this question is simple. Egg-laying animals existed far before humans came to be, roughly 340 million years ago. So, this would mean that the egg technically came before … Read More…
Do you know the different between an acronym and an initialism?
To put it simply: Acronyms are initialisms, but not all initialisms are acronyms. An initialism is any set of letters commonly used together where each letter stands for a word. An acronym is an abbreviation of something that can be pronounced as a word. Initialisms cannot be pronounced.
Here are a few examples of acronyms and initialisms as well as a few abbreviations that might clear some things up. Plus, I thought some of these were pretty interesting and figured other people should have this knowledge, as well.
If you’ve ever looked at a zipper and saw YKK printed on it, the initialism stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which … Read More…
The track and field team stretched its wings under the California sky this weekend as select members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in three separate track meets.
The first meet to take place was the 2013 Mt. SAC Relays where one lone Cardinal competed.
Senior Tyler Grob took eighth place in the two-day decathlon with a total score of 6,560, earning him an NCAA Division II Provisional Qualifying Mark. Grob would finish first in the 1500-meter portion with a time of 4:40.73 and finished second placed in the 400-meter dash portion with a time of 50.98 seconds.
On April 19, the men and women of the track and field team competed on day one … Read More…
The competition wasn’t the only thing they had to battle on the track and field.
Despite the cold winds that came with sleet and snow, the men’s and women’s track and field teams earned 10 first-place finishes and a number of runner-up performances this past Saturday at the Northwood Open.
The women took six of the 10 first-place finishes, as well as multiple runner-ups.
Junior Lauren Little finished first with a distance of 34 feet, 3½-inches in the triple-jump competition and freshman Anna Fochesato would place first as the only competitor to jump a height of 5-feet, 1-inch in the women’s high jump.
The women’s 4×100-meter relay team consisting of junior Elizabeth Sampson, junior Shavonne Roberson, junior Diamond Taylor, and … Read More…
I’m sure a lot of people have noticed that North Korea has been in the news lately because of its nuclear threats. Our country has responded by deploying antiballistic missile interceptors along the Pacific Coast and sending B-2 bombers to South Korea for training missions and as a show of force. It might be hard to image a war on the Korean Peninsula, so this is a good time as any to remind you that there already was a war fought there.
The Korean War doesn’t have just one name. In the United States, we sometimes call it the Forgotten War. North Korea calls it the Fatherland Liberation War while South Korea calls it Six-Two-Five (for the day it started). … Read More…
Through the cold and wind, the men and women of the track and field teams put forth their best effort as they competed in an 18-team field consisting of strong NCAA Division-II teams and four Division-I teams.
The team competed this past Saturday at the 2013 Spartan Invitational hosted by MSU, its second meet in the outdoor season.
On the women’s team, freshman Taylor Stepanski placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.14, three seconds away from the school record.
Senior Lauren Hill placed fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:06.24. Sophomore Emily Short placed ninth in the 1500-meter run, finishing with a time of 4:44.53.
In the 5000-meter run, sophomore Jessica Reeves finished … Read More…
The indoor track season is over and now comes the outdoor races as spring grows closer.
The women’s and men’s track and field teams took part in the Grand Valley State University outdoor dual meet this past Saturday and earned three NCAA Division Two Provisional Qualify marks between the two teams.
For the women, one provisional mark was earned by sophomore Emerald Joiner after throwing a distance of 165 feet-1 inch in the hammer throw. Joiner also placed second in shot put.
Sophomore Emily Short started her outdoor season with another record in the 3000 meter distance race as she broke the 23 year old record with a time of 9:57.70. The previous record was set in 1990 by Becky … Read More…
Students who have ever been curious about the experience of participating in a historical event like the American Civil War got a chance to find out.
To honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the History Club put on a simulation to show students an interactive way to get into history last Wednesday. The event operated similarly to the game Risk, but on a larger, more interactive scale.
Students were divided up and took on the roles of famous leaders from either the Union or the Confederacy. Each group had their own separate room with a computer and a map of the United States.
Using Facebook Chat, the students communicated with the main room, but not with each other. … Read More…
It’s kind of strange, but most people don’t know how to tip properly. You see the tip jars and you know that you’re supposed to put something in there. Or you get your bill at a restaurant and you just give them 15 percent of whatever the total bill is as the waiter’s tip. I want to help, because maybe people have a fear of tipping due to the fact that no one really teaches us how to tip.
If you’re at a place where there is a jar, typically it’s best to put in a dollar. If you don’t have a single, just put in the rest of your change.
If you’re getting your car washed by someone, it’s … Read More…
It was their last indoor meet together as a team and they gave it there all.
The men and women of the track and field teams competed in the two day Great Lakes Intercollegiate (GLIAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships over Saturday and Sunday at Grand Valley State University.
The women finished fourth with a total of 48 points and the men finished in tenth place with 24 points.
Day One of the event kicked off with another record for freshman Yanisha Edwards as she broke the school record for the third time this season in the 60 meter dash preliminary run with a time of 7.82 seconds. Her previous time had been 7.83, set at the SVSU-GVSU Dual three … Read More…