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There has been an ongoing movement to "unplug" from digital technology. Courtesy of Ask Big Questions
There has been an ongoing movement to "unplug" from digital technology.

'Plugging in' isn't detrimental

However, for a while, the increasing prominence of smartphone and computer use as well as social media has been under fire for disconnecting people from the "real" world. We as a society should not flee to the opposite end of the spectrum and completely disregard new technology.

Privatized schools are a public problem

Charter schools are pushing the widespread movement for the privatization of education. But the effects are not better. In many cases, they're much, much worse.

Op/Ed »

Unplugging from our phones, reconnecting with ourselves

Digital technology can do just about anything. It is a pathway for procrastination and a blocker of boredom. But it's also a distraction from life itself.

Driving humans away

Driverless transportation is projected to phase out human-driven transportation in the near future. However, with the move towards automated mobility, entire sectors of the U.S. economy will crumble.

Humor »

#WakaForPresident

A bright light shines through the hopelessly entangled jungle that is American politics. I'm talking, of course, about rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

Extra time

After months of intense deliberation and serious debate, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education (BOE) has made a momentous decision.