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            While many North-Americans think of this as a subject which is taboo, it’s getting more and more attention from politicians and the people.  Indeed, the debate on the legalization of marijuana is starting to evolve in a way where the society is educated about this plant, getting to know its advantages and disadvantages, instead of frightened.  The article ‘‘Herb mentality; 39%of Canadians have used marijuana and many more are disposed to legalization.

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The article explores the case of a Concordia student who has sued the University for unfair grading. This student end up a course with an A- but the mark on his final record was a B+. The reason for that was because of the grade inflation. The teacher argues that the grade policy of the department allows no more than 25% of any class to gets an A. This is where things got more complicated. The student said that rather than using the bell curve to distribute the grades (bell curve: statistical concept), the teacher simply removed a few A’s.

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On June 15, 2013, a 16-year-old boy named Ethan Couch was caught with DUI in Texas. As a result, he ended up killing 4 people and severely injured 2 others in Forth Worth, Texas. Luckily for the boy, the judge was convinced by Ethan’s lawyers that the wealthy teenager was suffering from “affluenza,” a term which means that his parents gave him zero consequences to any of his actions whether good or bad. The term has been claimed by the psychologist Dick Miller.

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