Features

Massive Distraction

misplaced productivity

Mondays at 10 a.m., you’ll find me crumpled half asleep in the back of a lecture hall (next weekend I’ll catch up on sleep for sure) with two windows open on my laptop. One, a crisp document, detailing the economic difficulties of 17th-century warmongering Spain; the other, a Game Boy emulator where I’m beating the piss out…

We Are the ________

finding a face for the occupy movement

I was about to say that I’m getting sick of hearing about the Occupy movement, what with its hobo-in-a-tent aesthetic and its frightening love of Guy Fawkes masks. (I never will get over that one.). Then I kick myself in the face because I know in my heart of hearts that getting sick of Occupiers…

Vickie’s Secrets

My semester a-bra-ed

My routine every Wednesday for the fall semester of 2010 was as follows: I would get up and stuff my laptop (17 inches, no less), various folders, a black dress with leggings, and black flats into my tiny backpack before heading off to my five classes. The last got out at 5:20 p.m., at which…

Charting a New Rhode

TFA in the Ocean State

  The Case for Passion: Why in the Face of the Public Education Crisis, We Can’t Discount Teach for America There’s been a lot of enthusiastic talk lately about Brown’s growing relationship with Teach for America. As an English concentrator who has worked as a substitute teacher in the New Hampshire public school system and…

Tending to Tenure

education, examined

  In the United States, the issue of education is highly polarized. The disparities among our school systems, from primary to tertiary, and public to private, are quite baffling, and yet, very few people are willing to do anything about it.   In Finland, the teaching profession is one of the most coveted careers. There,…