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Three Major Misconceptions About Africa

Timothy Kurek | Posted 03.18.2015 | DC
Timothy Kurek

As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Why all the conservative fuss? While we admit that it's been a long time since we've taken any tests other than a breathalyzer, we took one of the "sample" AP tests online to see for ourselves. Liberal bias? Really?

Why We Need to Know About Current Affairs

Tanya Nadine Khan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Tanya Nadine Khan

Since we live in a globalized world, every current event affects our daily lives. This is true, regardless of whether of you live in a small town or in a large, international city, like I do.

Use Twitter to Create a Global Classroom

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

At a time when global news is sounding alarms across so many issues, the need to connect, be informed, and deepen our understanding is greater than ever.

A Letter to Connecticut's Cassandra C.

Kayla Redig | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

On Jan. 8 the Connecticut Supreme Court agreed with state officials that Cassandra C., a 17-year-old with Hodgkin lymphoma, should be compelled to und...

Vote in Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right.

What Blogging on The Huffington Post (and God) Taught Me

Rumni Saha | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

Recently I wrote a simple piece titled "Where Is the Faith?" that made it onto The Huffington Post. What ensued as a result of this rhetorical debate were discussions and experiences that led to a higher education that I had not bargained for. Here is what I learned.

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5-Year-Old?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said "pew! pew!" Yes, this is real.

It's Time to Let Parents Be Parents And Kids Be Kids

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rosenberg

The job of a parent isn't to solely keep their child safe; It's to teach them to be ready to live in the world.

Come on Down! You're the Next Contestant on "The Price is Right Wing!"

Lester & Charlie | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If you think that game shows are just about trivia, spelling, quick reflexes and a way for Midwestern housewives to show America what they look like in a donkey suit, then you don't know game shows.

Panic! at the Disco Holds Court at the Greek Theater

Philip David Morton | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Powerhouse band Panic! At the Disco brought their signature complex multi-leveled sound and pounding beat to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles this summer, keeping the SRO crowd on their feet with their current hits as well as old favorites

Colorado Students Are Right: Your History Is Un-American

Jason Endacott | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Jason Endacott

I've been paying close attention to the events in Colorado in which students and faculty members of Jefferson County high schools have been protesting the formation of a curriculum review committee that would require students to learn a sanitized version of history that encourages blind patriotism and discourages any sort of protest.

If Scotland Leaves the UK

Wikistrat | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Wikistrat

Considering these risks and opportunities, Wikistrat evaluated four scenarios for charting Scotland's emergence as an independent country by the year 2020 -- if it gains independence within the next five years.

Miles of Aisles of Dissent: There's an App for That!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Technology that promised to connect us has instead isolated us, driving us from diversity to safe, homogenized forums and Facebook fan pages.

What the Hacker Scandal Means for Society

Katrina Sands | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Katrina Sands

Why do we normalize forced and involuntary pornography of women? Why do we consistently participate in the exploitation of women, and why do we turn the ownership of the female body into a spectator sport?

Divine People: The Time is Now

Pamay Bassey | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Pamay Bassey

Find someone and help them. Find someone and love them. Reach out and contribute to the great bank of the universe that is called "the kindness of strangers."

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

No News Is Good News

Monica Cox | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Monica Cox

There's plenty of time for them to understand the real world. For now, I want them to believe that the world is compassionate, fair and attainable.

Russian-American Duet: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

How do you keep the music playing in a chaotic political climate where the only music being played is a dissonant duet with counter-melodies that never resolve, but instead contradict the common theme?

What Show in Development Would Make You Subscribe to Sarah Palin's Awesome New Cable Channel?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Fear not! Governor Quit is never far from spewing new ideas. And we have proof. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the Palin Channel's development slate.

10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

How Would You Want to See Your Favorite TV Show Skewer the GOP?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Poking fun at conservatives shouldn't be limited to SNL and Jon Stewart -- ALL our favorite shows can get in on the fun!

News Today Is Gone Tomorrow

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

We no longer have news; instead, we have trends. And, one thing we can be sure of -- what is trending today, no matter how earth-shattering or horrifi...

A Rooney Rule for Corporate Boardrooms

Shelley Bird | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

The Rooney Rule doesn't require owners to hire black head coaches or managers just because a candidate is black, but simply make sure that all qualified candidates are given equal access and a fair review. It ensures a level playing field.