While people may not typically look to the 13th-century medieval texts for shining examples of equitable representation, an old text about a knight in shining armor inspired author Alex Myers.
Would you take cryptocurrency in exchange for your personal biometric data? Is this a massive privacy breach or the high-tech future of equity? Read to learn more about the pros and cons.
Teenagers reflect on a year of pandemic precautions through their words and artistic representations.
Henry Louis Gates describes what it was like to grow up as an African American in a West Virginia town in the 1950s.
Do you know the difference between fearing something and worrying about it? How do things that probably won’t do us any harm come to symbolize threats? This commentary from Joseph LeDoux, the director of the Emotional Brain Institute and a professor of neural science, describes the problems that arise when fear turns to anxiety.
Journalist Leslie Garrett argues that adults shouldn’t tell children, “You could be anything,” but rather, “Be what you’re capable of.”
Being bold doesn’t mean making a rash decision and rushing in, willy-nilly. Learn what it really means to be bold.
Why do boys want to play with trucks, while girls prefer dolls? Are these stereotypes that our society forces on children, or are such preferences innate? This article explores those very questions.
A journalist looks back on what she learned in some of her first jobs and considers how teen jobs fuel adult success.
An Armenian American reflects on a recent statement condemning a genocide that inspired Hitler.
|This opinion from a university scholar reveals that more carefullyexamining Alexander Hamilton’s life, views, and career might challenge how people think about reparations for slavery.|
The balance between humans and nature is a precarious one, and for some time nature has been telling us we are doing something wrong. Read about how both human and environmental health is intertwined.
The idea that if we just work hard enough, our academic achievement will improve may inspire some students. But not everyone benefits from being pushed to achieve.
In response to the educational challenges presented by the pandemic, students are arming themselves with data.
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
A former competitive chess player challenges the widely-held belief that men are innately better at chess than women.
People don’t need to be old to make history. In this talk, Brad Meltzer encourages young people to change the world by following three simple principles.
Back in 2005, the Gallup organization took a poll to discover what frightened American teens. Check out that poll’s results and compare them to the fears of teens today. What fears do today’s teens share with teens in 2005? What fears differ? Take a poll among your friends and classmates to find out.
Constructive conflict fuels progress far better than passive agreement does. Learn how great ideas and strong results can stem from disagreement.
It’s said that hindsight is 20/20; looking back, the horrors of the Holocaust are clear. But what did Americans think at the time?