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More laptops and tablets in our classrooms will be distracting and will take away from our learning. Courtesy of Ed Tech Review
More laptops and tablets in our classrooms will be distracting and will take away from our learning.

Shutting down on learning

Blackboards, books and lessons or lectures from classroom teachers are all quickly fading into the past; taking their place are shiny tablet screens, E-books and online lessons and resources. More laptops and tablets available for student use will mean more distractions and less vital human interaction in the classroom.

Poor us: losing the last day of summer vacation

But this year, in addition to all that, they’ll also have to deal with something much worse: the wrath of approximately 2,200 teenagers, very annoyed at having to be at school.

Op/Ed »

Clinical trials for Ebola drug could cure thousands

The WHO needs to begin a clinical trial with Ebola patients in West Africa to test the ZMapp's effectiveness and hopefully save thousands of lives. The first phase of this has already begun.

Why the #IceBucketChallenge isn't so stupid

The ice bucket challenge requires people to pour a bucket of ice water on themselves or donate $100 to the ALS Association—or both—then nominate others to do the same. Millions of people around the world and countless celebrities are posting their challenge videos online.

Humor »

SCO snoWatch: Winter 2013

Bundle up Blazers, with just about a month left in the semester, this might just be the perfect time for a snow day.

Nothing comes free kids

As the little "innocent" trick-or-treaters stroll from house to house, many adults are inclined to dish out sweets left and right. But sensible individuals, like myself, know just how conniving these little kids really are.

Poll »

What's the best part of summer?
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Watching TV
  • Sleeping all day
  • My awesome job/internship
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Going back to school!
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