Posts Categorized: Current Events

Non-Conventional Weapons and a Lasting Peace

Currently reading the book Greek File, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs by Adrienne Mayor, detailing the use of unconventional (i.e., chemical and biological) weapons in the ancient world.

Black Friday

A prevalent drive of individuals in this society is to be a part of the crowd, to belong to a movement, something greater than oneself.  This drive is greatly alluring.  Regardless if people really love Twilight or the Democratic Party or Dr. Who, there is an attraction of sharing an experience or an emotion with… Read more »

Educational Testing and its Repercussions

Education does not work in isolation.  Legislative efforts (such as No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and others) focus on high-stakes testing to standardize teaching and educational performance across the nation.  While schools should deliver a guaranteed minimum of education, in practice these efforts force a “teach for the test” effort.  As has been argued… Read more »