These cute animations that teach you about our history are just the best. Partly because I love history, partly because the cartoon drawings make me laugh and partly because I really think I'm learning more than I ever did in school. I mean, spending 10 minutes on YouTube is better than a semester at school.
Long before her Emmy-winning turn as a bipolar CIA officer on Homeland, Claire Danes played typical teenager Angela Chase. In doing so, she showed an entire generation, including me, that high school was not a perfect place, and that was totally fine. My So-Called Life debuted 20 years ago this week.
I really wish YouTube and the Internet as we know it today existed when I was in high school. So instead of reading textbooks and taking notes in class, I could just watch YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries on any test I had coming up. Seriously, I could have dozed off in class and just watched this animation…
World War I often gets overshadowed by World War II in the history books, which makes sense because WWII scarred our planet forever, but WWI and its aftermath was a terrible and awful moment in history that helped shaped the rest of the century (and beyond) as well. If you forgot about some stuff that happened or…
A suburban Seattle high school's co-ed cheerleading squad savagely beat initiates with golf clubs and pipes until neighbors called the police. Pictures show the juniors covered in blood welts and wounds.
A high school sub usually means your teacher's sick and you get a free period to screw around. But for one student, its meaning is a little more literal. Eighteen-year-old Justin Beckerman could be considered the reincarnation of Thomas Edison. In his brief life, Justin's created a remote controlled cleaning machine,…
Henry Reich — creator, illustrator and narrator of Minute Physics — has a message for the President. America's educational standards for physics, he argues, provide a surprisingly dated and incomplete introduction to the world of physics. A lot has happened in the field since 1865; shouldn't some basic knowledge of…
"The more you read, the more words you learn. And, uhhmmmm... Uh... Books..."
Ugh, when you're 16, adults are just the lamest. But these high schoolers have no idea just how cool their teachers are. Seriously, the kids are completely oblivious— as they're interviewed on camera, their instructors are dancing around behind them.
Everyone say "PROM!" Prrrrrom... CREACRACKSHRIEKSPLASHOOOF. That's pretty much what happened to a group of Wisconsin students who decided to take their prom pictures on a dock over a lake. It's the best prom picture I've ever seen.
Parkland High School in Allentown Pennsylvania bears an odd resemblance to Han Solo's smuggling ship. But instead of doing the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, it circles the sun in 365 days and change. According to school officials, the resemblance is completely coincidental.
Garrett High School has come under fire for its ridiculous policy of monitoring student tweets. In fact, police were even called to the school on Friday because students were threatening to protest after a student was expelled for swearing on Twitter when he wasn't even at school. This is absolutely ridiculous.
Here's some seriously uplifting material to kick off your weekend. Turns out that when Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges in high school, Carl Sagan made an outstanding effort to make him feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught.
After years of homeschooling, Maggie is ready for her first day of public school. But can she survive the hallways of high school? Will she make any friends? And why does that ghost keep following her around?
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
Among the things that could have possibly made high school more annoying, getting a robo-call telling me to wake up at 6:30 am would probably be high on the list! That or having the principal pour water on my face.
Hey, here's a thing that's suddenly not cheating anymore: using a computer spell checker on school writing exams. This week's top head-shaking sign of the times is courtesy of Oregon, now condoning the practice for middle and high schoolers.
Sixteen year old Jessie Bauguess is in jail. Not for bullying, not for underage sexting, not for shoplifting—no innocent teen follies at all. Rather, he's behind bars because he detonated a bomb-rigged pen at school.
No doubt weighed down by his aresenal of 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword with a 2-foot blade, a disturbed 17-year old's plan to wreak havoc in a San Mateo, CA high school was thwarted by a teacher.