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What do you know about the Honor’s Program? – Part Two

Welcome to part two of getting to know the honors space! Last time I went over some of the requirements of the Honor’s Space, now I’ll finish explaining that list. There are two last events that every Honor’s Student must complete. Those are the capstone project and presenting at a conference. I have yet to do either one so I don’t have firsthand experience of either yet. At first it seems like a lot of extra work but it falls in well with your course load.

Presenting at a Research Conference – For this requirement students are expected to make a poster based on research (either new or previously done for other classes) and present at a conference. The conferences happen both at WT and at other schools at least once a semester so there are a lot of opportunities for students.  This project is very similar to a poster that all Honors IDS students made in their first semester so you will have plenty of practice before hand.

Capstone Project – Lastly, all Honors students are expected to complete a capstone project during their senior year. This can range from research, to papers, to a show, to an art show depending on the students major. A student will find a faculty member to work with, present a capstone project plan, and start to work during their last year or last semester.  It may seem like a lot at first, but you have all of your first years of college to either think and plan, or not even worry about this requirement.

Other small requirements include keeping a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and a 3.0 or higher in all Honors required classes as well as being in the Honors program for 4 long semesters (2 years). Once again, if you are a hard worker and a good student, the Honor’s Program is always looking to work with you and help you out.

Hope that you will consider the Honors Program while at WT!

Will you vote?

During the past elections, most of us were in grade school and not old enough to vote.  I remember that especially during the last election, a big deal was made about “the young people’s vote.”  It was so great that so many young people were voting.  So.  Now WE are the young people.  Are we going to vote?  Do we care to vote?  I’m not going to tell you that you should vote.  That decision is yours.  However, I AM voting.  I’ve done my research and know who I’m voting for.  If you decide to vote, PLEASE do your research!  Don’t dumb vote.  This is an important issue and you need to know how the candidates stand.  For example, BOTH candidates are for the death penalty.  Did you know that? I bet you assumed Obama was against it… Another surprising issue stance, Obama is for legal medicinal marijuana.  One more, Romney is for water boarding during a war.  If you do your research, you might be surprised by what you find out! I got this information from procon.org  However, there are plenty of other websites to check out.  Another thing you need to realize, is that there are 5 candidates, not two.  Goode, Johnson, and Stein may not stand a chance in today’s election, but if you agree with them more and you vote for them, it might give third party candidates more hope for the future.  So just think about that as well before voting.  This is an important event happening in our lives and we need to treat it that way.  You’re voting for the President of the United States, not homecoming queen.  But, I don’t think that if you are voting for Obama (just an example) that you should shun everyone voting for Romney (or be rude to them for that matter).  Sometimes people get too serious and become really terrible to be around.  Remember not to completely stress about the election.  On that note, here is something I hope will make you laugh.

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