Since Rutgers played Princeton in the first college football game back in 1869, college athletes have been splitting time between the classroom and contests on the field or at an indoor facility. And since the 1860s, such players in college, and even high school, have had to labor under the label “dumb jock.” This generally
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Summer is waning, and college students across America are gearing up for the new semester. While many will stress over course schedules, dorm arrangements and textbook costs, it’s worthwhile to take a breather and remind yourself of some of your big picture goals as a college student. Here’s a to-do list for those who want
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No, white supremacists did not march through the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). No, there was no violence on the streets of Anchorage like what happened in Charlottesville. Nevertheless, what happened at UAA over the past two weeks suggest that racism and white supremacy are winning on our campus, too. You see, racism and white
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Ah, college: the parties, the relative lack of responsibility, the lasting friendships, the dorm rooms. But even if you long for your college days, you might not necessarily miss having your belongings stuffed into plastic bins beneath a lifted, just-barely-comfortable-enough twin bed that’s shoved up against a bare concrete block wall.  These days, though, it’s
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One student was orphaned during the summer after freshman year, and relies on the school’s food pantry and clothes closet. Another struggles with math, and wouldn’t graduate without a lunchtime tutor. A third is a first-generation American—a brilliant student in her advanced classes, but stressed out and stretched thin. All of them cherish the support
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Teachers are alternately characterized in modern culture as “those who can’t do” and as indispensable key players in the building of a better America. In the days of one-room schoolhouses teachers were viewed as not only educational leaders, but also the cornerstones of every neighborhood and community. As schools grew into school systems the role
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An education in art can be a wonderful thing. But if we’re being real, it also fosters a weird environment, full of pretentious kids who think they’re the next Dali. It doesn’t matter if you’re studying film, writing, painting, or design, the arts attract a motley crew of people, all of whom believe they’re the
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Netflix subscribers may have already heard the news ― Disney is going to pull their content from the online media empire, and start a streaming subscription service of their own. This is nothing new, but just a further trend that has been steadily developing ever since online streaming library business showed promise. If you want
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Some years ago, I went to a conference in Charleston. During a free moment, I strolled down to an old marketplace where I browsed the shops — all of which, it seemed, specialized in Confederate memorabilia. In search of a small gift for my son, I wandered among stacks of toy rifles, piles of Confederate
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Remember the weird quirks that came along with school lunches our parents or guardians used to pack for us? While we’re sure they struggled to keep it fresh with new ideas, our musty old lunch boxes said differently. Those lunch bags saw some real shit. Although some days we were blessed with the glorious candy
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For parents, the first day of school can bring feelings of sadness and nostalgia, but mostly it seems to be pure jubilation. That’s certainly the case for Keshia Gardner.  The Alabama mom shared some hilarious photos her family took in honor of back-to-school season.  Courtesy of Keshia Gardner Keshia Gardner’s family took hilarious photos in
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While the majority of teachers believe that their school leadership regards professional learning as a top priority for all staff, they nonetheless feel excluded from decisions and don’t believe enough opportunities for effective professional development exist. These are some of the findings found in a new nationwide survey of 6,300 educators, conducted jointly by Corwin,
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