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March Madness: Top Tier Collegiate Athletic Functioning in Perilous State

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Earlier this month, a regional director of National Labor Board ruled that the players on Northwestern University's football team are technically employees of the school, and thus, should be able to unionize. This landmark decision has initiated debates about the rights of student athletes and the chaotic mess engulfing the...

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Why Mitt Romney Reminds Me of a Lobster

(4) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:43 AM

Mitt Romney reminds me of a lobster, one with a really hard shell. Like a lobster, you have claw away and get your hands messy until you get to the juicy meat, or in Romney's case, the specifics of his vision to lead the country if he were elected President....

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Wall of Fear

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 8:29 AM

U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords from Arizona addressed a local audience in Tucson in January 2011 and took a bullet in the brain from a deranged gunman. He has not spoken publicly about why he did it and we may never know for certain. But keep this in mind: Congresswoman Gifford...

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Honorable Role Models in College Basketball? No Way

(30) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 8:39 AM

Anthony Davis, the most talented player coming out of college basketball, is projected as the first pick in this year's NBA draft, having left the University of Kentucky after one year of school. Davis became the latest in a long list of "one and done" players over the years who...

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Rethinking How American High Schools Teach Math

(10) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 8:24 AM

I recently read that 15-year olds in the U.S. rank 25th out of 34 countries in math. I was shocked! Shocked! I didn't think we'd make it in the top 30! For teenagers who do not see math in their college or career future, math class is an...

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Dear Los Angeles: Build an Arts High School!

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 9:12 AM

Just before the holidays, I had the great privilege to attend LaGuardia High School's production of Guys and Dolls. LaGuardia High School is a prestigious, specialized public arts (visual and performing) high school in New York City, training some of the city's most talented young musicians, actors (including...

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Journalism: An Endangered Species

(10) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 9:18 AM

It's the year 2020. I take my waterproof 10G iPhone into the shower with me, as I do every day ever since they made all personal digital assistants waterproof. Like everyone else, I don't want to be anywhere without it. You never know when some form of information -- a...

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