2012: The end of the world or another deception?

2012 is rapidly approaching, and the infamous phenomenon about the end of the world is looming over our heads. According to theories based on a purported ancient Mayan prediction and emphasized by countless 2012 movies, December 21, 2012 is going to be the end of the world and the doomsday for all mankind.

But could this phenomenon truly be the deadline for Mother Earth? Will the world meet its end-drowned in apocalyptic floods, crushed by incoming planets, slowly scorched to death, or thrown overboard by continental drifts? The question is one of the many that still makes scientists and researchers roll on the ground in agonizing pain.
Whether the rumors are true-nobody knows. But one thing’s for certain-it has left millions of Americans cowering in fear as the dreaded day of 2012 steadily advances. Continue reading 2012: The end of the world or another deception?

Parkland, Centennial Offer Dual Credit Courses

By Megan Wolter & Chelsea Cross

Do you want to earn college credit while also earning high school credit?  Then you should look into the dual credit options at Centennial that allow students to get college credit at Parkland.  Dual credit courses are often taught by either high school or college faculty. The location of the classes can vary, some being at the high school, others at the college or university or sometimes through online courses.  Taking these courses can be to a student’s advantage because colleges may look favorably upon those in dual credit courses when considering students for admission or advanced academic standing.  Universities specifically look at the dual credit course and grade; completion of the course is often an indication of a high school student’s motivation and academic interest in college. Continue reading Parkland, Centennial Offer Dual Credit Courses