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Pop culture has a place in the classroom; popular trends like hip hop help to foster interest and ignite conversations in education.

  • Lorraine Woiak
    Published 2 months ago
    The War on Education

    The War on Education

    Look on social media and you are likely to come across memes, comics, or stories about how modern schools are failing to educate students. At the same time, there seems to an increase in "anti-science" groups, poor writing skills, and fake news. This is no coincidence. And while many of those who make arguments against modern schools have valid points, there are misunderstandings and false claims that are destroying society and the world as we know it.
  • Kathleen Blanco
    Published 7 months ago
    What Aunt Becky Taught Me

    What Aunt Becky Taught Me

    Hello, Vocal family. My name is Kathleen Blanco. I am anxiously awaiting your acceptance into your world of writers. So, with no further ado, here it goes.
  • Joyce Soto
    Published 8 months ago
    Music
  • Rich Monetti
    Published about a year ago
    Byram Hills Security Guard Clarence Hewins Is Ready at the Gate

    Byram Hills Security Guard Clarence Hewins Is Ready at the Gate

    If you’re a parent, student, teacher or administrator at Byram Hills High School, you can’t miss Clarence Hewins. He is the school’s security guard and occupies the booth at the entrance of the parking lot. An imposing and resolute figure, he’s pretty hard to overlook. But his perch has become a conversation starter that no one at the school wants to avoid anyway.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published about a year ago
    The World Is Filled With Filler

    The World Is Filled With Filler

    I know this is a bit of a humorous subject, but I see filler everywhere. I see it on YouTube videos, news articles, TV shows, and movies. We even have a 600 word minimum for these articles. It got me to wonder why do we have so much filler, especially when times are moving much faster. Don't we want to get to the point a lot faster? My thoughts about this always come back to school. There's a few points that I want to get to, but how did I get to this subject?
  • Ben Kharakh
    Published about a year ago
    Why We Need Holocaust Education Now More than Ever in America

    Why We Need Holocaust Education Now More than Ever in America

    The New York Times recently reported that the Holocaust is fading from memory. 31% of Americans and 41% of millennials think that under two million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Try 6 million. And 41% of Americans and 66% of Millennials don't know what Auschwitz was. Woof. And 52% of Americans don't know that Hitler was democratically elected. It sounds like a lot of people just aren't getting a Holocaust education at all! What they know about the Holocaust they know from popular culture osmosis. They might as well get their facts from Indiana Jones. YOU CAN'T SURVIVE A NUCLEAR BLAST IN A REFRIGERATOR!
  • Miles Gordon
    Published about a year ago
    The Flaw in American Education

    The Flaw in American Education

    A student I know recently approached a teacher to ask about the basis for her policy that, in order to receive credit for any activity from the textbook, one must copy down the questions as well as adding their answers. Her response?
  • Morgan Georgia Blanks
    Published about a year ago
    Why the Education System Is Bullsh*t

    Why the Education System Is Bullsh*t

    Life is all about learning. Every single day, no matter how old we are, we learn something new; it’s how the world works. Our minds are capable of the most incredible things, things that we haven’t even begun to discover yet. So why should we invest our minds, time, and money into the education system when our own life experiences can teach us the biggest lessons of all? Our modern-day education system and what we are teaching kids is all bullsh*t and here’s why.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published 2 years ago
    Celebrities with Student Loan Debt

    Celebrities with Student Loan Debt

    These ten celebrities with student loan debt will surprise you, but before their success, student debt has hit each of them in different ways. How did they take this journey and turn it into something that they can express to their fans or followers?
  • Penny Newton
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships in TV History

    10 Creepiest Teacher-Student Relationships in TV History

    There have been way too many cases of teacher-student relationships out there in the world. From college professors to even high school teachers having a relationship with one of their students, the majority of us know how wrong it is for a teacher to have a relationship with a student. And television doesn't slightly justify it at all. In fact, there are so many shows that show a teacher having an intimate relationship with a student and it's just plain weird.
  • George Nekilan
    Published 2 years ago
    Famous High School Dropouts That Still Found Success

    Famous High School Dropouts That Still Found Success

    Whenever we hear about high school dropouts, we immediately assume that their life has fallen apart and they'll never be able to get right back up and become successful. Dropping out of high school is a major decision, because you're not fully achieving your education. Sure, there are college dropouts who've managed to get an OK job. But for someone to fully quit high school, we jump to the conclusion that they'll never be successful in life. There are also times when those people truly regret dropping out of high school.
  • Johnson Bernard
    Published 2 years ago
    Celebrities Who Went to Private School

    Celebrities Who Went to Private School

    While there may be plenty of the best public schools in the USA, knowing the right environment and overall personality of any particular brand in education is paramount to understand. Whether driven by curiosity, or you're searching for the right places to send your own children one day, private education definitely benefits a child's growth in the education system, but the question of its overall necessity can still be stipulated.