...you know, for science!
...you know, for science!
...following two weeks of confiscations and confusion.
Clearly, someone didn't feel like just waiting in line for their own, eh?
Just as a comparison, if someone tries to cut their diet down to 1500/day as the parent did, they may have very little change(if their metabolism burns at less than 2000/day on average), or they may be putting themselves at risk for malnutrition AND kick their metabolism into a much lower gear(if they're closer to 4-5k/day). And like it's been suggested, one of the hugely easy ways to cut down on unnecessary intake is to cut out raw sugars like soda or candy. An average banana will have about 100 calories in it, whereas a smaller chocolate bar will have 200 or more. Not to mention, the higher spike in blood sugar from the quickly digested chocolate will leave you much hungrier an hour later!
Of course, YMMV. Everyone is different, and pushing your intake far in either direction will get reducing gains and widely varied effects.
Delicious, honey-glazed calories...
I realize nobody is going to read this; I just wanted to clear it up for the record, instead of silently accepting two karma hits and several accusations of trolling as a result of two extra letters.
Also: Two hours sleep. Your pick.
I certainly hope they get lawyer fees repaid, because this behavior is outright unacceptable. Having the power to unilaterally grant or deny education to these kids based on whether or not they "like" you, is power that is apparently being abused. The "Vegan" sweater case is a nice example, but I'd imagine most of you TL;DR'd the hybrid TFA/summary, so here's the link: http://libertarianrock.com/1999/09/vegan-student-may-seek-new-judge/
I fear a world where education is taken or given away on the whims of a single official.
These students aren't cheating because of pressure, or because they don't get support. They are cheating because they want a degree to get a job to get paid, without actually doing real work.
In my last programming class, which was a simple structure and algorithm introduction, there were groups of students that shared code on every assignment. Was there not enough support? The only time I'd emailed the professor, he spent fifteen minutes helping me at two in the morning, far beyond what anyone would expect. Was there too much pressure? The computer science requirements here meant they were taking maybe five courses per semester, which were largely just "fluff" sorts of general education requirement courses. A lot of courses didn't even have homework, or an exam tougher than a few multiple choice questions. Most people that showed up to class didn't do anything more than fill the chairs.
Not to seem like a pessimist, but students now are lazy, not strained. I know so many students that will gladly beg the instructor for extensions and extra credit at any opportunity, because they spent the weekend playing Call of Duty instead of doing the homework.
Most of my friends transitioned from Livejournals to Myspace when they realized "hey, we can cover the page in obnoxious toys I like", and similarly switched again to Facebook when they realized they could actually read the pages and keep in touch much more easily. If Google adds something game-changing(Perhaps they'll market it as "sign in once and get email, youtube, networking, news, IM, voice, and office programs all at once, fluidly, with easy access if you use our phone"), then they can get the backing.
Laziness only prevents those who might join late with no clear-cut advantage.