My Friend ‘Virginia, From Virginia’

At boarding school, the gift of an unlikely connection.
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Social media has made Gen Z less engaged in the classroom, says math lecturer Clio Cresswell

Mathematics lecturer noticed the changes in her students after returning to teaching after a five-year break.She says her students are noticeably less engaged, increasingly on their smartphones or computers, and ask more "stupid questions."A batch of results from an ongoing National Institutes of Health study recently showed alarming results about the impacts that screen use has on developing brains. None Clio Cresswell, a mathematics lecturer at the University of Sydney and author of Mathematic...
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President Obama Names His Favorite Books, Movies & Songs of 2018

Photo by Pete Souza via On Facebook this morning, President Obama wrote: "As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may...
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How Meghan Markle's Maternity Style Can Inspire Tons of Cute Non-Maternity Outfits

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex can totally inspire your campus wardrobe.Hello ladies! I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas celebrations and had time to spend with family and friends. It's so important to take advantage of this time of year to love and appreciate those we care about!When I think of 2018 fashion, one name comes to mind: Meghan Markle. From having her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry to announcing her pregnancy, it's been a very important year for the new Duchess of Sussex. Des...
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Kids of the 1980s Imagined the Year 2020 With Robot Butlers, Bubble-top Cities, and Nuclear War

Earlier this month we looked at predictions from kids at the turn of the 20th century. But what about more recently? Say, from the 1980s? Well, you’re in luck, because today we have predictions about the future from kids in 1984. And some of them are as dark and terrifying as you might guess for kids who were…Read more...
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Getting Dressed During World War I: A Fascinating Look at How Soldiers, Nursers & Others Dressed During the Great War

Not to diminish the nightmare of mortars and shrapnel, but as evidenced by Crow’s Eye Productions’ period accurate dressing video above, one of the greatest horrors of WWI was wet wool. Decades before the invention of Gore-Tex, Polar Fleece and other high performance, all weather gear, British soldiers relied on their woolies from head to toe. An army of female knitters sent gloves, scarves, balaclavas and other such “comforts” to the front, in addition to seamless socks designed to last...
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San Bernardino will pay $390k to settle suit against cop who arrested 7th graders "to prove a point"

In 2013, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Luis Ortiz took the decision to arrest a group of seventh grade girls -- 12 and 13 year olds -- because they wouldn't speak when he demanded to know who among them had been the aggressors and who had been the victims in a series of bullying incidents; Ortiz's rationale for these arrests was that the girls were "unresponsive and disrespectful" and that by arresting them, he could "prove a point," that he wasn't "playing around" and this would "make [them]...
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Here Are the Best After-Christmas Sales on Fashion & Beauty

The after-Xmas sales are legit this year! Here are the ones we'll be shopping. Aeropostale is offering jeans for BOGO free through 1/2. And get 20% off $100 with code AFFSAVE20 through 1/31.ASOS is having a huge sale with up to 50% off tons of items through 1/16!Benefit Cosmetics has all skincare products for 25% off through 1/15.Club Monaco is offering up to 60% off when you take an extra 30% off sale styles through 1/8.Coach is offering 50% off select styles plus an extra $25 off all orders o...
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LAUSD hires hundreds of substitute staffers as teachers prepare to strike

As leaders of Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles remain locked in an impasse over a new contract, the district has hired hundreds of substitute staffers to replace picketing educators in the event of a potential strike come Jan. 10. The districts’ preliminary move, alongside the union’s strike preparations, is a sign of the increasing likelihood of a the strike that would be LAUSD’s first since 1989 and stands to impact the daily operations of hundreds of schools...
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Where Did the Monk’s Haircut Come From? A New Vox Video Explains the Rich and Contentious History of the Tonsure

One might assume from a modern viewpoint that the hairstyles worn by monks arose to deal with male pattern baldness anxiety. As in the school uniform approach, you can’t single out one person’s baldness when everyone is bald. But this, again, would be a modern view, full of the vanity the tonsured—those with religiously shaven heads—ostensibly vowed to renounce. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the tonsure (from the Latin verb for “to shear”) began as a “badge of slavery” among Gr...
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In 2019, the Dam Will Break: Student Debt Predictions and Solutions

With the density of colleges and universities in the Boston area, we don’t often recognize how inaccessible higher education has become for the majority of the country. In fact, seven out of 10 college graduates today have outstanding student loans. And while many of us believe that education is a “must-have,” it’s alarming how structurally straining—in many cases prohibitive—the education system has become.In 2018, student debt hit a record high of $1.5 trillion, with no signs of abating. We en...
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‘I Feel Invisible’: Native Students Languish in Public Schools

At Wolf Point High School in rural Montana, Native American students face the same neglect Native students across the U.S. do as they navigate a school system that has failed American Indians.
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Earthrise, Apollo 8’s Photo of Earth from Space, Turns 50: Download the Iconic Photograph from NASA

Just a little over fifty years ago, we didn't know what Earth looked like from space. Or rather, we had a decent idea what it looked like, but no clear color images of the sight existed. 2001: A Space Odyssey presented a particularly striking vision of Earth from space in the spring of 1968, but it used visual effects and imagination (both to a still-impressive degree) to do so. Only on Christmas Eve of that year would Earth be genuinely photographed from that kind of distance, captured with a ...
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'Blatantly sexist': backlash against South Korea's sex education

Students are taught from a young age that women must look pretty and men must earn a lot of money Finding the perfect life partner can be difficult, but South Korean students are taught from an early age the ideal method for attracting a spouse is really quite simple.“Women have to work on their appearance and men have to work on improving their financial capabilities,” say the government guidelines for high school pupils. Continue reading...
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