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MAY 2010


With the recent attack in New York’s Times Square, Americans wonder,

‘Are we safe anymore?’

Cody Boywer Staff Reporter A failed car bombing that happened a couple of weeks ago was caused by what the U.S. claims at the Pakistani Taliban were behind it. The bombing was supposed to take place in Times Square New York, failed. The New York police say that the suspected driver fits a profile of “homegrown” terrorists that are threatening America. Faisal Shahzad is the man behind the attempt. Faisal Image by Google Pictures Shahzad attempted to flee the country after he heard that the Ever since the failed bomb police were looking for a Paki- attacks on Times Square there stani man, according to Ray have been a lot of false alarms. Kelly. The police evacuated the streets Shahzad was arrested May surrounding Times Square to 3 as he sat aboard a plane at allow the bomb squad to enJohn F. Kennedy international ter and disable the bomb. The Airport in New York waiting bomb turned out to be just a to depart for Dubai. The New cooler filled with water bottles. York police found a 9mm pistol Time square opened a hour in his car in the airport parking later. Earlier that day the police lot. He already knew that the were called to look at a suspipolice were coming. New York cious package, that turned out Police Commissioner Kelly said to be just someone’s lunch. The the leak did not come from New police got more than 600 calls York police. Commissioner Kel- about terrorist attacks. This is ly wants to spend 40 million on about 30 percent more than expanding camera surveillance usual. The city has expanded in Manhattan. the security at subway sta-

tions, checking bags. The subway is still the most worried about place after a bomb was foiled last year. Police have surveillance images of Shahzad around Times Square and video that shows his car traveling to the spot where they say he left the smoking SUV rigged with a gasoline-and-propane bomb. But investigators believe Shahzad had some bombmaking training in Pakistan as he claimed to investigators, a senior military official told the AP. Officials say that he had training but they do not know from where or how much, since the bomb was poorly made.

With an increase of terrorism acts like the one in New York, do you feel safe? “Yes, because people aren’t smart enough to make big bombs to kill a lot of people and no one will want to kill anyone in Idaho.” - Chase Walker, sophomore

“Yes, because it is all the way in New York.” - Garrett Robbins, sophomore

“Yes, because the bomb didn’t go off. It’s far from here and we have pretty good protection against another attack.” - Morgan Spears, senior

Experts say more jobs out there for grads

MCT Campus News

PHILADELPHIA — In a crowded room last week on the top floor of Temple University’s new businessschool building, senior Kyle Pauly waited in suspense. Would he win the $65,000 Temple University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute’s top prize in the annual “Be Your Own Boss Bowl” for his team’s plan to market a line of craft beers? Entries to the bowl were up 20 percent, and the number has tripled in two years. Temple likes to view this as evidence of its success as a leader in entrepreneurial studies, but the reality might be a little different. Even though college hiring seems to be picking up, unemployment among people ages 20 to 24 stands at 15.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department reported earlier this month. With nearly 2.4 million young adults out of work, it is no wonder that students such as Pauly figure they may as well make their own way. Ed Koc, director of research for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, said that his organization’s surveys show an uptick in employment this spring. More companies are hiring, more companies are recruiting, and more students are getting jobs. Still, it’s no picnic for 2010 graduates. The only thing that makes 2010 look even slightly decent is that 2009 was truly wretched. “Last year was a disaster,” Koc said. “College hiring was down 22 percent from the year before. Spring has turned things around.” Hiring projections are up 5.3 percent over 2009. Seeing unemployment among their classmates and their parents has led young people to change their job priorities. In 2007, the peak of the job market, graduates valued opportunity for advancement, Koc said. “Now they are very concerned about security,” he added. College career-center directors say they are seeing hopeful signs, measured by more recruiters on campus, more job postings on their campus Web sites, and more news about jobs for seniors. “We are seeing the return of banking organizations recruiting for their management-training programs,” said James Marino, director of the career center at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J. “More organizations are seeking interns,” he said. “That could be the forerunner to full-time hires.”

IFHS Tiger Times  

Idaho Falls High School student newspaper (including the special senior June edition at the end).

IFHS Tiger Times  

Idaho Falls High School student newspaper (including the special senior June edition at the end).