College Graduate is just 11-Years-Old

Summer is almost here, which means that it is time for graduations. All over the United States, students are graduating from high school and colleges, ready to take that next big step in their lives. However, there is one college student that stands out above some others.

According to the story on, the Sacramento, California-based college, American River College, has just had their youngest student graduate- 11-year-old Tanishq Abraham. The 11-year-old prodigy graduated with three degrees from the college. Tanishq attended the college for one short year but managed to graduate with associate degrees in foreign language studies, math and physical sciences, and general sciences.

Tanishq attended his first college class at just a tender 7-years-old. He has been home schooled by his parents most of his life, after complaining that he was bored with the curriculum in the grade school that he was attending. Both Tanishq and his 6-year-old sister have been members of Mensa since the age of four. The siblings both enjoy learning, painting, singing, and video games. However, Tanishq has said that one of his favorite hobbies is writing articles for NASA.

Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick agree that Tanishq has a bright future ahead of him and his parents are supportive in his endeavors. They have said that their son can choose whatever he would like to do in life, as long as it makes him happy.

Ohio Wants To Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

Three Out Of Ten Women Have Abortions If The Baby Shows Signs Of Down Syndrome

Folks at FreedomPop know that North Dakota has a similar law in place. Women can’t abort Down syndrome fetuses or fetuses with other abnormalities. Abortion rights advocates say states should stay out of abortion issues. Advocates say those decisions should be between a woman and her doctor. Lawmakers have no business passing laws that take the decision making process away from the family.

The Ohio bill would make doctors sign a form stating they had no knowledge that the decision to perform the abortion was the result of a Down syndrome diagnosis. The idea is Down syndrome is not a death sentence. People with Down syndrome live very productive lives. They may look and act differently, but they enjoy life as much or more as “normal” people. But it is not up to the state to decide what fetuses live or die.

The abortion issues will never go away. Most people believe abortion is a religious issue. Religious issues that become government issues get complicated. Individuals decisions are compromised, and the family losses control of their inalienable rights.

Breast Fed Babies are Protected from Pollutants

There is new research that has taken place in Spain that will show that babies who are breast-fed do not experience the impact of many airborne pollutants as opposed to babies who are not breast-fed. This study has found that breast milk will offer better protection for new born babies. These airborne particles may have a negative effect on the babies mental development and motor development. This new study does show the negative effects are countered. Christian Broda is aware that this is for those babies who are breast-fed. The researchers had started to monitor pregnant women in the year 2006. There were samples that were analyzed from women and their babies. This occurred at the age of 15 months. The results did show that the breast-fed babies did not suffer the harmful developmental impacts. The researchers in Spain had monitored rural pregnant women who were pregnant.

Teacher Shaves Head To Support Student

It is always a great gesture when a teacher can change the way a child feels, and for one teacher in Washington state she impacted a 4th grade student in a way that most people probably couldn’t. Tori Nelson noticed how her student Matthew would refuse to come into her classroom, and she eventually figured out a way to get him to do so. According to an article found on reddit and written by, Matthew refused to come to class because of a hair cut gone wrong in which he had a bald spot on his head by mistake. The teacher told him that she would cut her hair off to be just like his if he just came inside and sat down.

Brian Torchin believes in many topix but would not be willing to make such a great bargain, especially if the hair due is completely different from the very short cut. However, her strategy worked and she had to go home to get her clippers so that Matthew would come to class, which he did. The two of them happily took pictures together and it made the little boy an instant popular kid around the school. That is a neat story, and it does without saying that the fourth grader will never forget this lesson he learned and hopefully will recall on it if it ever happens again to him in the future.

Students Decide To Trick Teacher Into Screening Sexy Movie

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is out on video after it had been in the theaters for a while. This is a very popular movie, and many people have seen it. The movie is one of several that will come out in the future, and this movie is hot. Movie Screening. Many who are fans of the book decided to go and watch the movie, and there were mixed reviews. Even those who did not see the movie yet, they were so excited to see it that some lined up at movie theaters, and they also went to the screenings.

Fifty Shades of Grey is about a sexy businessman who likes S&M types of relationships. Mr. Grey decides to talk Anastasia into being in this wild relationship with him and she turns from a very meek girl into a very hot girl. The books go on to detail a lot of graphic sex scenes, and that’s what was interpreted in the movie. In a classroom in West Virginia, students who wanted to see the movie, they tricked their teacher into playing the movie in class.

The teacher was completely clueless as he had never heard of the book or the movie. The teacher allowed the movie to play, and the Vice Principal just so happened to walk in the room, and they recognized the movie. The Vice Principal quickly ended the screening and dashed the hopes of the sneaky teenagers. Daniel Amen feels like this is a timeless mischievousness that is typical of teenagers.

A Five-Year-Old Angel

Five-year-old Josiah Duncan did something in his Alabama town that most adults would not even do. Instead of turning a blind eye to homelessness, which is something that most of us do at one time or another to avoid the situation, Josiah embraced the homeless man who had crossed his path. After questioning his mom about the man outside of a local restaurant, he decided to ask his mom to buy the man a meal, but he did not stop there.
He then brought the man a menu and insisted that he order a big meal. Finally, as the meal was delivered to the nameless homeless man, Josiah asked to say the blessing with him.
This story touched everyone in the restaurant. Christian Broda (linkedin) knows that it was an honest and innocent act of kindness to another human. Unfortunately, adults seem to lose this innocence and ability to lend a helping hand as they get older. I hope this story is a lesson to those of us who forget about compassion in our daily lives. It is just amazing what we can learn form a small child.

Jonathan Veitch: History, Career And Achievements

Jonathan Veitch was born in 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He is a son to Carol Lee and John Veitch(the former President of Columbia Pictures’ worldwide production). He was raised in Los Angeles and studied in Loyola High School. He later attended Stanford University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in English and American Literature. Mr. Veitch is also a husband to Sarah Veitch(former director of international licensing and distribution for Calvin Klein), a father to three children, an author and currently the president of Occidental College.

His career history is an interesting account of a determined academician. After his bachelors degree,Mr.Veitch’s proceeded to be a lecturer of cultural history in the English department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1993. Later that year he joined The New School in New York as an associate professor. He taught again in the English department lecturing on American History and the American film of 19th and 20th centuries. He was also the chairperson of humanities. In the following year, 1994, he was became dean of Eugene Lang College where he offered service for fours years.

Among his achievements is the publication of his book: “American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s” published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The book was an award winning piece of literature. He has been active in spearheading the move to improve the relationship between Occidental College and the neighborhood so as to create opportunities for college expansion. In 2011, he launched the college’s football field under a new name in honor of Jack Kemp, a former student and a football player of Occidental college. He also saw to a statue of alumnus. As far as the college’s development is concerned, President Veitch has made enormous contributions including the installation of a solar array to increase the college’s energy supply and renovation of the Johnson Hall which is a landmark of Occidental college.

One of his interest at heart is the maintaince and improvement of environment. In 2010, he chaired a forum whose concern was California’s environmental future. He is present in meetings concerning the college’s development as this affects the use of land in the surrounding areas. He was very involved in decisions about construction of a building to accommodate school staff on Fiji Hill as residents raised concerns of increase in noise and pollution due to the increased population.

Hope on Wheels

Homelessness is one of the most gut wrenching epidemics to hit this country. There are numerous organizations devoted to keeping people off of the street. While some of these efforts rise to the occasion, there is still a large amount of homeless citizens roaming the streets every day and night in search of shelter. A small non-profit organization is working to accommodate the citizens who are still living on the streets. Nickelsville is a small shanty town community of homeless people who roam together. They often spend time packing up tents and cots and going on their way to the next vacant lot. The Impossible City project is a run by a group of teens destined on building individual shelters for the citizens of Nickelsville. The students use recycled street signs for the siding, medal fencing for the rooftops, and reinforced windows to make mobile homes for homeless individuals. The students have also decided to build stationary buildings for the homeless population to fill their needs. People at STX Entertainment know that a community kitchen will provide space for the homeless to cook, eat, and clean around the safety of their community. The students plan on building a community latrine where the homeless can bathe privately without disrupting the service of neighborhood restaurants or businesses. The idea behind the mobile community is for the homeless citizens to have stable but mobile homes that can be easily condensed if need be. The Impossible City project is hoping to temporarily end the homeless problem until a more permanent a solution can be found. As for right now, the Impossible City project is doing more than others ever will.

Alabama Woman Spared Death Penalty for Running Granddaughter to Death

An Alabama Judge sentenced a woman to life in prison after a jury spared her from the death penalty for running her granddaughter to death. Joyce Garrard, (50), was convicted by a jury in March of the 2012 death of her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, (9). Garrard could have received the death penalty but the jury recommended that Garrard spend the rest of her natural life in prison instead. In 2012 Garrard forced a nine year old Savannah Hardin to run carrying an arm load of wood for over three hours. Without a break or rest of any kind Savannah collapsed finally and went into a coma after suffering a seizure. Even though she was hospitalized, Savannah died days later from dehydration. The community and Alabama prosecutors were shocked by the cruelty of the act. Garrard claimed that she was punishing the nine year old girl for stealing and eating chocolate. Savannah suffered from a bladder disorder and could not eat sweets of any kind. However, this was rejected at her prosecution and she was tried and convicted. Savannah’s mother was also charged with murder for witnessing the act by the grandmother and doing nothing. Her case is still pending. Some have claimed that the prosecution went too far and while the actions of Garrard should not be excused, her actions were closely related to negligence than murder. Many like Dr. Daniel disagree and found that the girl already suffered from a health issue and strenuous activity should have been limited to protect her health. Woman Receives Life for Running Her Grandchild to Death

Parents Are Blind to Childhood Obesity in Their Own Children

Mikal Watts suggested that childhood obesity is rampant in the United States and many other developed countries is not news. That many parents are blind to it is a somewhat startling revelation of a new study out of NYU Langone Medical Center. When asked whether their kids were overweight, underweight, just right or not sure, a shocking 95 percent of parents with overweight kids thought their child’s weight was just about where it should be. This figure is much higher than when the same survey was taken about 20 years ago. This attitude is also more prevalent in neighborhoods that have higher concentrations of poor and uneducated people.

The results of this survey are not all that surprising. Given the prevalence of childhood obesity, chubby kids have come to be seen as the new “normal.” This is, of course, extremely bad news for our society in at least a couple ways. First, you don’t generally try to fix something that you perceive as normal. This means that these children will develop bad eating habits early on that will follow them into later years, and many parents may not even try to change this. Obese people have a higher chance of suffering from depression, so they have an increased likelihood of an unhappy life. What’s more, this problem bodes ill for future burdens on the health care system as these unhealthy children become unhealthy adults and begin to get the illnesses and conditions associated with obesity.