Month: July 2007

‘Ladder 49’ turns up the heat

“What makes firefighters run into burning buildings while everyone else is running out?” This is the question posed by John Travolta, who plays Mike Kennedy, captain of Ladder 49, Engine 33. It almost impossible to watch this movie without reflecting upon a family member or a friend who is a hero underneath the yellow, fire-retardant coat and helmet or considering the heroics performed by the firefighters who gave their lives in the events of September 11, 2001.

Gym: Off limits

Today, 64 percent of Americans 20 years and older are overweight. This means that nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population suffers from the adverse effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. In other words, of the approximately 31,000 students at RCC 19,840 could be at greater risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.