Horseflies spark evolutionary chain reaction
Why do zebras have stripes? A University of California, Davis research team has solved the enigma that is the origins of a zebra’s stripes. This evolutionary problem has been debated for 120 years and some hypotheses include the stripes being a form of camouflage, a heat management system or a countermeasure to attack from biting flies.
Sudan struggles through religious conflict
For the past three months, a civil war has over swept large areas of Sudan. The solders of northern Sudan have come into the southern part and have been stealing animals, killing people in the villages and burning homes. The main cause of the intense fighting is a rivalry between two major ethnic groups, the Dinkas and the Nuers.
RTD to update bus system
According to the Denver Post, the RTD has recently proposed a plan on renovating about 60 of their buses traveling on U.S. 36, or parts of I-70 from Denver to Boulder. For Heritage graduates who have chosen to go to University of Colorado at Boulder, the ride back home during every break has been rough and stuffy.
January 27th marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Seeing as January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, many world leaders are doing their part in honoring and commemorating the tragic event which began over eighty years ago.
Officials from such countries as the U.S., Canada and Israel are among those remembering the Holocaust.
Joel C. Rosenberg, a New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including seven novels as well as five works of nonfiction, makes a good point on his official Flash Traffic blog regarding this year’s particular importance of commemorating the Holocaust.
Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Heritage
Born on July 18 in 1918, Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa. The first to go to school in his family, he started to be interested in African history while learning Xhosa, English and social studies.
His decision to change the customs in South Africa stemmed not only from school, but also from a ceremony in which he learned that he and his village were enslaved in their own country by the white foreigners. Mandela soon after became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joined the African National Congress, or the ANC, and then because of this, was arrested and confined to prison for 27 years.
Cultural school differences
Students from North America to Australia to China have varied times, months, and frequency of when they come to school.
From about seven until two, Heritage students are at school where they learn from multiple teachers. The teaching lasts five days a week constantly until the weather changes and holiday breaks give students a time to refresh themselves. In America, this is the average school life for every child. In some countries, this time is considered too early and some Heritage students agree.