Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mexico's Drug War

Katel, Peter. "Mexico's Future: Can the country's new president stop the drug cartels?." CQ Researcher 26 Oct. 2012. Following years of grisly drug-related violence, Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, is hinting that he will adopt a new anti-crime strategy when he takes office Dec. 1. Instead of using a military-style offensive to kill or capture the leaders of Mexico's drug cartels

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Healthcare Careers Pathways Lab

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Useful CBC Links
  • Angel  (This is the direct link to Angel where you use the first 5 letters of your last name as the password. You can also login using the MyCBC student ID and PIN from CBC's homepage, top left corner.)
  • Tutor & Writing Center
  • click on the red arrow to login and select "Northwest eTutoring Consortium", then "Columbia Basin College". Read the instructions on the right side of the login.
  • Paying for College
  • CBC's Nursing Assistant program (7 Hour HIV/AIDS Training available free at the CBC Library)
  • CBC's Phlebotomy program

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Social Media and Politics

Price, Tom. "Social Media and Politics: Do Facebook and Twitter Influence Voters?" CQ Researcher 12 Oct. 2012: 865-88. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. Social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have become major battlegrounds in this year's elections.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Legalizing Marijuana

This post offers links to issues of the CQ Researcher, additional articles from EBSCOhost and ProQuest (including newspaper articles on the 2012 Washington initiative), as well as print and online books in our collection.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quotations - Speech

This post is designed to help speech students locate, use and cite quotation resources both in print and online.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Distracted Driving

Drive Safely Work Week is Oct. 1-5, 2012

Hosansky, David. "Distracted Driving: Should driver texting and cellphone use be banned?" CQ Researcher 4 May 2012. Drivers have long tried to manage any number of distractions ranging from eating a snack and reading a map to dealing with unruly children in the backseat and putting on makeup. But with the increasing popularity of cellphones and texting, distracted driving has emerged as a central concern of safety experts. Studies indicate that distractions are involved in more than 5,000 traffic fatalities every year. Most states have enacted laws to restrict texting or talking on handheld cellphones, and policymakers face calls for a near-total ban even on hands-free communications devices — including those that are built into the dashboards of new cars and heavily marketed by automakers. But even if more restrictive laws were passed, many motorists would find it hard to set aside the devices they have come to rely upon to make business and personal calls and also to check websites or update their Facebook pages. From the CQ Researcher. Reprinted with permission from CQ Press.

Websites: - Official U.S. Government Website for Distracted Driving. U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Natl. Highway Safety Administration. Offers news, facts, research and an overview of state laws.